DEVELOPMENT OF A FRAMEWORK FOR IMPLEMENTING 3D SPATIAL DATA INFRASTRUCTURE IN OMAN – ISSUES AND CHALLENGES
- 13D GIS Research Lab, Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi, Malaysia, 81310 UTM Skudai, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
- 2Department of Geography, College of Arts and Social Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman
- 3Jal Technology, Muscat, Oman
Keywords: 2D and 3D Geospatial datasets, 2D SDI, 3D SDI
Abstract. The paper reviews that there are several issues and challenges in order to implement full 2D and 3D Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) in Oman. The state of current 2D SDI and 3D geospatial data has been investigated. Currently, Oman has made noticeable progress in 2D SDI but not yet in 3D domain. To date, there are no serious efforts and initiatives by the authority to materialize the 3D SDI. This paper ends by describing a framework for implementing the 3D SDI. We expect, these issues and challenges of 3D SDI in Oman can prompt better services for several potential users.