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Towards Making A Road Map for Using GIS in Oman

Ayoub Salim Al-Badwoi
Dept. of Information Technology, Colleges of Applied Sciences, Ibri, Sultanate of Oman

Abstract—A geographic information system (GIS) is viewed as the science of geographical or spatial information which possesses its own set of research questions. In the other hand, GIS is viewed very much as a technological tool which helps the analyst to use his/her knowledge and insight to study substantive issues. GIS is particularly important for Oman because of its convergence towards knowledge economy, smart location, harsh geographical nature, and scarcity of population. This paper will discuss opportunities of GIS in Oman. More specifically, we will discuss key application domains such oil resources, water resources, community development, car and urban planning. This research seeks to create a road map for using GIS in Oman. This map will help both government and private sector to achieve their existing and future goals and strategies in an effective way.

Index Terms—GIS, GIS in Oman, GIS software applications, GIS domains

Cite: Ayoub Salim Al-Badwoi, "Towards Making A Road Map for Using GIS in Oman," Journal of Image and Graphics, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp.164-169, December 2014. doi: 10.12720/joig.2.2.164-169