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The Challenges of Using the Global Position System in Abu Dhabi

The Challenges of Using the Global Position System in Abu Dhabi

Amna Mohamed Saleh Alkaabi
UAE University


Nathaniel V. KELSO

October 15, 2015

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  1. Amna Alkaabi & Dr. Naeema Alhosani The Challenges of Using

    Global Position System in Abu Dhabi Minneapolis, MN October 14th–17th, 2015
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  4. Outline •  Introduction •  Study objective •  Study Area • 

    Methodology •  What are the challenges ? •  Results?
  5. Introduction: 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 environment
  6. Study Objective: This research paper examines the tourists who always

    use the Global Position System (GPS) as a resource to arrive to their destination. 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 devices. 3- Besides, tourism paper map requires time to reach tourists final destination.
  7. Objective count. 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.
  8. Study Area

  9. •  The sample size was 142 responders from UAE. • 

    The target areas were Abu Dhabi emirate, includes Al Ain city. Methodology
  10. 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.
  11. The results •  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 destinations •  The device is highly needed for enhancing the sustainability by providing the guide line via SMS on phones instead of a paper map.
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