Amna Mohamed Saleh Alkaabi
Amna Alkaabi & Dr. Naeema Alhosani
The Challenges of Using
Global Position System in
October 14th–17th, 2015
• Study objective
• Study Area
• What are the challenges ?
This study focuses on the relationship
between tourism and geography. Tourism
and geography are related in many
common points such as the economy,
the social-culture, and the local
This research paper examines the tourists
who always use the Global Position System
(GPS) as a resource to arrive to their
It has observed that some tourists face many
problems in using GPS such as:
1- Slow connection
2- Lack in the knowledge of using electronic
3- Besides, tourism paper map requires time to
reach tourists final destination.
Due to these problems of the GPS, the author
created a simple device that provides the
routes for major tourists destinations through
sending SMS on tourists mobile phones to lead
them to the tourism points in an accurate way
and fastest way and time.
Therefore, the goals of this device were to
facilitate the ease of using GPS and to enhance
the importance of spatial data in our daily life.
• The sample size was 142 responders from UAE.
• The target areas were Abu Dhabi emirate, includes
Al Ain city.
What are the challenges ?
• Tourists using GPS
• Tourists Facing Problem with GPS
• Create an application or a device provides the guidance
of the way to the tourism destination.
• Abu Dhabi is the optimal place to apply the
guidance device, since it is the capital city
and the largest Emirate in UAE.
• It has a lot of Attractive tourism
• The device is highly needed for enhancing
the sustainability by providing the guide line
via SMS on phones instead of a paper map.