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Volume :26 Issue : 98 2000      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

SPATIAL AND PLANNING DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS THROUGH G.I.S. TECHNOLOGY ...THREE ARABIAN APPLIED MODELS

Auther : Dr. Muhammad Abdul-jawwad Muhammad Ali

 

The importance of GIS technology stems from the fact that it is a powerful analytical tool and effective high technology, needed by planners, decision-makers, especially those who are responsible for management of environment, population and resources.

What is more important is the pivotal role of this technology to spatial decision support systems, so an equilibrium can be achieved between cost-benefit and between reducing the waste and maximizing the utility, gain and return. Therefore, this technology is badly needed in preparing the development planning programs especially in developing countries.

In order to support our argument that a strong relationship do exist between spatial planning decision support systems and GIS technology, and in order to expose the role of this technology, the paper examines and discusses three applied experiments or models from Arab World in this technology. The first is the land information system of Oman, the second is the Urban Intelligence information system of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and the third is from Egypt in Electricity and Energy sector.

The study has shown the purpose, meaning and scope of GIS, its elements, benefits and its functional aspects. The review of the three models has shown a flexible applicability, limitless feasibility expansion in various areas of the sectors in the Arab World.

After implementing of these models and with their successful results that have been achieved, it is hoped that a promised future for GIS computer technology could be reached and revealed in the Arab World. This lead us to recommend that more similar applied research and experiments must be done in this direction in order to achieve sound degree of automation in running various operations related to spatial decision support systems, which is essential to planning and development processes and where the humanity is approaching the new millennium, and where dawn of new era of civilization will be upon us based on information and communication technology.

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