MIT’s Technology Review reviewed satellite images of THE LINE’s construction site from an Australian company called Soar, with a photo of the main base camp having been taken by a satellite from Chang Guang Satellite Technology Corporation on October 22, 2022. This main base camp is located at 28.10 degrees latitude and 35.30 degrees longitude on the western side of the Saudi Arabian peninsula, but Soar user Urban uploaded several images of construction occurring all along the length of the Line.
The base camp is located at 28.10 degrees latitude and 35.30 degrees longitude on the eastern side of Saudi Arabia’s peninsula region. The colour-coded version of the base camp shows THE LINE being dug into the sand of the desert, and is about 200 feet (60 meters) wide. At least 425 excavation vehicles are on the site, as indicated by the red dots seen on the image. An estimate 1.7 million cubic metres of rock and sand are being dug up at this site alone, the report said.
According to MIT Technology Review, NEOM THE LINE’s linear building site was seen to run “as straight as an arrow” across the deserts and through the mountains of northern Saudi Arabia.