Vol.7, No.1, February 2018.                                                                                                                                                                     ISSN: 2217-8309

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TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

Planning Critical Infrastructure based on Population Growth and Environmental Constraints


Nabawiya Khamis Al Masuudi, Arshad Muhammad, Mabruk Ali Fekihal, Dinesh Kumar Saini


© 2018 Nabawiya Khamis Al Masuudi et al, published by UIKTEN. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)


Citation Information: TEM Journal. Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 159-163, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM71-19, February 2018.


Received: 01 November 2017
Accepted: 04 February 2018
Published: 23 February 2018




This study explores the impact of public school location/distribution and surrounding build environment based on its distance from the main street, service road, petrol stations in Sohar, Oman using GIS. Data have been collected from various official sources to fulfil the requirements of this study, which helped in constructing the geodatabase for this project. The results of this study demonstrated that there is an apparent inconsistency in public schools distribution, as most public schools are concentrated in one location. The study concludes with suggestions and recommendations to use GIS and spatial planning by the decision makers to make future sound decisions of building public schools. It is desirable to build schools in areas with lower percentages of highways and commercial sectors.


Keywords – GIS, spatial planning, geospatial analysis, Sohar.



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