International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Analysis Study Research Paper | Tourism | Saudi Arabia | Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023

GIS Based Network Analysis for Optimum Path for Tourist Places: A Case Study of Al Ula, Saudi Arabia

Sameera Saad Mohamed Al Salah

Abstract: Al Ula area, located in the north-west of the Saudi Arabia Kingdom is an ancient oasis in a desert valley preserved by time. it is an archaeological and cultural jewel in the heart of Saudi Arabia. Al Ula area has a potential as a new tourism attraction within its historical sites. ArcGIS network analysis provides to build the most efficient travel route, generating travel directions, locating the closest facility and defining service area based on travel time and distance and the tourism importance of the route which will help an opportunity in development of tourism. Using GIS technology, it is possible to visit different tourist sites effectively with a deliberate decision. The present study aims to explore the GIS based network analysis in defining the optimal route and services area. Hotels, hospitals, Fuel station, restaurant ?etc. were located in Al Ula area for tourist destination. Route analysis capabilities of GIS are done on the basis of estimation travelling time and distance through network. It is shown that using GIS in routing help a powerful ability for network analysis, management of shortest route and closest facility analysis which benefits users to provide optimum planning for tourism.

Keywords: Al Ula, Tourism, Travel Route, Closest Facility and optimal Route

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023,

Pages: 1222 - 1229

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