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GISTIC Grab the 2014 Crowd Sourced Data “Best Paper Award”

GISTIC Grab the 2014 Crowd Sourced Data “Best Paper Award”

GISTIC research wins best paper award for “Towards a Mobile and Context-Aware Framework from Crowd Sourced Data” last November 2014. This research paper will help people to do Hajj.

Hajj and Umrah app has been made to give pilgrims all the essential steps needed doing Hajj based on day, time as well as the location of the user’s. This app also assists user monitor Fard, Sunnah and Wajib of Hajj based on the current location of the user. It will assist make the Hajj perfect.

This interactive channel for Hajj and Umrah ceremony allow user acquire all the needed steps which are required to do Hajj, based on location, day and time. Provide all Duas supplication which user needed to do base on time, location and time, this also shows the way from one ceremony to another ceremony.

A pilgrim could locate his or her family member and friends in true-time and also view the way to the friends. With this app, pilgrims could go back to her or his preferred added locations like Mina tent, Arafat, Hotels in Makkah, restaurants and other places around.

Since understanding the limitation of Mina, Haram, Arafat and Muzdalifah is a fraction of the Ceremony of Hajj, the application will show the pilgrims when they are in or outside the Mina, Haram, Arafat and Muzdalifah boundary.

People around the world appreciate it and few testimonials are – “This app is too nice for pilgrims and also it gave you the location of what you need restaurant, currency convert, Mosque,…. Etc. I’ll raise my hands for the people who improve this app as well as what it’s looking now,” Aiman Dorka


GISTIC or GIS Technology Innovation Center is an interdisciplinary technology, research and innovation center contributing to the efficient managing, analyzing, understanding as well as visualizing of spatio and spatial-temporal geographic phenomena in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The company present the assistance of mapping scheme, networks, road networks, water resource management, transportation, urban planning, land information systems, location based services amongst other. The company is devoted to technology transfer, applied research, fostering innovation ideas, outreach activities, governmental partnership and professional training. It assist technology move from the technical to the app domain serving not just academic study, however also many regional geospatial business.

For more information about the GIS Projects developed in GIS Center, please feel free to visit

Company: GISTIC
Address: GIS Technology Innovation Center
Second Floor Institute of Scientific Research
Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
Phone: +966 (012) 5588821

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