Developing a GIS for Hajj Traffic Plan

Ministry of Interior
This project was to build a GIS system of Hajj Traffic Plan. It also includes updating, printing hard copy maps, preparing maps on CDs and publishing maps on a website. These maps show traffic direction on each road in Makkah and Mashaer (Arafat, Muna, Muzdalefah). The aim is to increase public awareness of the Hajj Traffic Plan, using hard copy maps, CDs, and web-based GIS. A GIS system was used to capture the traffic network with arrows showing traffic directions. Using the GIS system published paper maps and interactive maps via CDs and the Internet were produced. The system helped in increasing the awareness of the plan during Hajj for local authorizes and the public to enhance the movement transportation during Hajj.