Speaker Bio & Abstract

Amol Ganesh Deshmukh Geomatics Specialist
National Survey Authority
Sultanate of Oman

BiographyAmol Ganesh Deshmukh is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from Project Management Institute (PMI), USA with 15 years of experience in Executing and Managing Geospatial Technology Projects covering services like High-end Digital Photogrammetry, GIS and Remote Sensing. Working in NSA as a Geomatics Specialist since 2010. AbstractAmol Ganesh Deshmukh, Ahmed Saif Al-Badi, Mahfoodh Juma Al-Araimi | National Survey Authority, Oman The economy of Sultanate of Oman is largely governed by oil and gas production, hence the creation of a cost effective and optimum infrastructure for such industries is imperative.

In the initial stages of route selection, most of the basic analysis is done in the office by the GIS specialist using for example: Recent aerial photography/satellite Imagery, elevation data, land-use/land-cover/landowner information, foreign pipelines and other utilities that cross the proposed route, road and water crossings and other environmental information. Once the optimum route is determined, it is surveyed in field before the route layout is finalized.

This paper is based on generation of optimum route between any two chosen locations using a model built in ArcGIS Model builder. The inputs supplied to the model include starting point, end point, Vector data such as buildings, transport and hydro features, land use data, slope etc.

A comparison of geospatial data obtained from other sources has revealed that there is a lot of variation in terms of accuracy, quality, currency etc. It is very important then that when one undertakes any such activity in Oman they use accurate and up-to-date geospatial data such as that available from NSA.