kingdom of Saudi arabia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Information Open Data About Open Data Last updated: 10/11/2015 12:26 PM Page Image Page ContentAbout Open Data:The rapid expansion and technological developments of the Internet have made available numerous resources of information and databases that provide researchers and scholars with a variety of sources for the various types of data required by users. The most recent form of these sources is Open Data. Open Data entails the provision of general information and data about various establishments (governmental and private), in an accessible manner so as to facilitate the use and re-use of data. Said data shall be made available in various formats and forms (be it tables, statistics, graphs and charts, figures, pictorials, etc. ).One of the distinctive advantages of Open Data is accessibility and ability to retain information in different forms. Open Data also provides for rules and guidelines pertaining to the use, re-use, and redistribution of the data provided therein.