Muscat – Dhofar Municipality has been awarded Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) for use of artificial intelligence (AI) in geographic information system.
A statement issued by Dhofar Municipality said, ‘SAG is awarded for the best innovative practices in the use of AI in GIS.’
The award was presented by ESRI – an international supplier of geographic information system (GIS) software – at its annual conference. The largest GIS meet in the world, it sees participation of at least 100,000 government and private institutions competing for recognition. This year, the conference was held in San Diego, USA, from July 11 to 15.
The award was presented by Jack Dangermond, president and founder of ESRI, and received by Dr Ahmed bin Mohsen al Ghassani, chairman of Dhofar Municipality.
Muscat was selected the Arab Digital Capital for the year 2022 during the 25th session of the Arab ICT Ministers Councils held on December 25, 2021.
Oman has taken significant steps to set up a digital society and create a modern ICT sector for all economic and social spheres in response to requirements of sustainable development. Additionally, several promising national initiatives and projects have been implemented based on Oman Vision 2040.
Due to the importance of this vital sector and in line with the strategic directions of Oman Vision 2040, the sultanate has placed communications and information technology among the priorities of its economic and social growth strategies.
This is with the aim of creating a diversified and sustainable economy based on technology, knowledge and innovation, with integrated and competitive frameworks, accommodating industrial revolutions and achieving financial sustainability.