Oman is a touristic gem in
the Arabian Peninsula which is renowned for having one of the most
diverse environments in the Middle East in addition to great
hospitality and a rich culture. Recently tourism has been booming in
Oman and is expected to become one of the largest industries. The
country boasts a lot of different attractions such as sandy beaches,
water sports, diving, wildlife watching, deserts and mountains.
The Ministry of Tourism in Oman understands the prominent role
modern information and communication technologies play in
facilitating services, sharing information and promoting
interaction, and so they launched the Oman Electronic Tourism
Portal. The Ministry also launched Tour Oman, a mobile application
that helps tourists find attractions and plan their trips in Oman.
Tour Oman was developed by Khatib & Alami (K&A) in 2014 and is
available on Android and Apple platforms.
The Ministry values innovative and creative solutions that support
its business and offer better services to potential investors and
tourists. This is why, after the success of Tour Oman, it turned to
K&A yet again to develop the Geo-Web Land Management System to help
it manage land allocation and grants for investors. This system
replaces the old Lands System built using Oracle Forms where the
data is stored directly in the Oracle database without any GIS
integration. The new system boasts a single; simple and user
friendly interface and eliminates data redundancy. It is also
accessible via the internet/intranet and mobile devices.
We finished Phase I of the
project which includes building the new system and training the
Ministry’s team to use it. We are now moving into Phase II which
includes integration with the correspondence system at the Ministry,
the loading tabular and the spatial data of 400 land parcels in the