National Survey Authority

National Survey Authority of Sultanate of Oman has played a crucial role in designing the topographic maps and other tasks related to data, information, services and expertise. The National Survey Authority is committed to furthering geospatial technology for the nation building. It is its mission to optimize the use of geospatial information through communication, coordination and collaboration; and its vision is to take a leadership role in the provision of user focused, cost effective, and reliable, quality geospatial information for meeting sustainable national development. NSA has a full range of map production capabilities and it is willing to advise on all matters regarding topographic mapping and will endeavor to assist where possible in the provision of maps, data, information, services and expertise. NSA has recently launched strategic National level projects to improve the quality and accuracy of Geospatial Data and provide its customers with updated information both in digital and Hard copy form. These projects are the establishment of Oman National Continuous Operating Reference Stations Network (OMANCORSNET), the establishment of Oman National Geoid Model (OMANGEOID), the production of Topo50k & Topo100k Mapping, the preparation of Oman Geospatial Manual (OGM), and the production of Oman Road Atlas which was launched by NSA in October 2016.

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Geospatial Media and Communications

Geospatial Media and Communications is an internationally accredited knowledge organisation, having committed itself to serve stakeholders of geospatial community and work towards opening a new era of industrialisation and productisation, while facilitating collaboration and demonstrating value and benefits of geospatial technology and information for governance, businesses and people. Geospatial Media acheives this objective by undertaking domain specific market research and consultancy work, publishing online, print and digital content and organising national and international thematic conferences.

Platinum Sponsor


The establishment of the National Center for Statistics and Information follows the Supreme Council for Planning. The center has a legal personality and financial and administrative independence and be based in the governorate of Muscat. With the vision to Enhancing Knowledge, NCSI's mission is to promote and support the production of all official statistics and information to the highest scientific standards, professional ethics, and international best practice to use the latest communication tools and information technology to provide and facilitate the provision of neutral information in response to the requirements of users. NCSI is also responsible to establish Oman National Spatial Data Infrastructure. Oman NSDI Vision is to build a standardized Geo-Spatial Infrastructure to facilitate the access to an organized, standardized, and up-to-date sharable geospatial information for enabling a high quality government location based services and solutions and support the Digital Oman Strategy priorities and government missions efficiently and in secure way, with the Mission to coordinate, and support government & stakeholders' collaboration for better location based decisions and services by underlying a set of policies, technologies, data, standards, protocols and specifications.

Gold Sponsor

Petroleum Development Oman

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) is the leading exploration and production company in the Sultanate of Oman. We account for around 70% of the country's crude oil production and nearly all of its natural gas supply. Gas fields and processing plants are operated by PDO exclusively on behalf of the Government.
The Company is owned by the Government of Oman (with a 60% interest), Royal Dutch Shell (34%), Total (4%) and Partex (2%). The first economic oil find was made in 1962, and the first oil consignment was exported in 1967.
PDO operates in a concession area of about 86,000 km2 (one third of Oman's geographical area), has around 130 producing oil fields, 14 producing gas fields, around 8,000 active wells, a diverse workforce of more than 8,500 employees, comprised of 64 different nationalities, and more than 45,000 contractors.
The primary objective of PDO is to engage efficiently, responsibly and safely in the exploration, production, development, storage and transportation of hydrocarbons in the Sultanate

JAL Technology

Jal Technology company is private, 100% Omani-owned company, founded in 2008, Located in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. With an international outlook and global ambitions, the aim is to contribute and provide excellent services and products to the industries we serve. JAL Technology has technical partnership with the best International companies in the GIS and IT solutions domain worldwide and in Quality management for leadership strategies and business of excellence to offer Premium Services in GIS technology to our customers in the domain of GIS Consulting services, Mapping, Satellite Imageries, 3D Building solutions, Enterprise GIS Solutions in the Sultanate of Oman, and in the Gulf Region with close partnership with international specialized companies in these Fields. Jal Technology has established business relationship with regional and international companies who have approved experience in the geospatial services and solutions; in the Geodata management, GIS Cloud, Crowdsourcing apps, GIS Web and Mobile Apps development, satellites images processing and provisions, IT managed Services, Quality Management Services, standardizations (ISO9001, ISO27001-05). JAL has the capacity to provide a standardized Geospatial Consultancy services to geo-enable enterprise business process, has highly experienced staff, these services covers most of geospatial activities and Needs, business Process Definition, Needs Assessment and operation modeling and collaboration by location. AlSafwa Gate Training Institute is the JAL training facility newly established with the focus on the capacity building programs needed for the Geospatial community in the Sultanate. AlSafwa is working on establishing two geospatial capacity programs, the professional development program & the Certification Program.

Silver Sponsor


Fugro is the world's leading, independent provider of geo-intelligence and asset integrity solutions. We accumulate geo-intelligence by acquiring and analysing data on topography and the subsurface, soil composition, meteorological and environmental conditions, and by providing related advice. Our people, resources and technology inspect and monitor the condition and performance of critical infrastructure. We use innovative scanning, monitoring, analytics and data management techniques to assess and report on structural integrity and regulatory compliance, and to identify vulnerabilities before they pose a risk.

Haya Water

Haya Water - a registered trademark of Oman Wastewater Services Company SAOC was established in December 2002 as a closed stock totally owned by the Government of the Sultanate of Oman, and has been awarded the concession to develop, design, implement, operate and maintain the wastewater facilities in Muscat Governorate in accordance with the Royal Decree No. 69/2005. Haya Water is steadily advancing to implement one of the largest engineering projects in the field of re-use of treated wastewater it is also looking forward to accomplish its primary objective of making Oman one of the pioneer countries around the globe. This is achieved by improving the health levels of all citizens and residents, contribute in reducing pollution caused by conventional sewage systems and preventing the spread of diseases and epidemics. In addition, Haya Water contributes in protecting groundwater sources from pollution and maintaining the water reservoir since it is a national treasure which requires our cumulative efforts to preserve it for future generations.


Bayanat Geographical Consulting

Bayanat Geographical Consulting provides numerous survey and GIS services to its clients all over the Sultanate of Oman. The GIS services rendered by BGC allow for the accurate survey data, visualization of geographic data, analysis of spatial relationships, and efficient data management. The GIS data conversions allow data from different sources to be merged in one common format, which allows for easy access, analysis and utilization. The vast expertise and experience allows BGC to integrate GIS, CAD and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) services, by using high accuracy survey tools, high-end GIS Mapping and GIS data conversions software. BGC provides GIS services with an all-inclusive solution for spatial data management to government and industrial organizations through GIS remote sensing services. BGC's complex GIS Mapping Services and GIS Remote Sensing services include capturing, storing, integrating, manipulating, analyzing, and displaying data related to positions on the Earth's surface. BGC uses updated technology, research and innovation that are implemented by highly experienced and qualified staff to create maps. BGC's team of engineers, geo-scientists, planners have developed GIS products and systems, integrated with GPS, GIS, and CAD. The services can be used for system design and architecture, management and maintenance, map production and analysis (specialized for GIS mapping agencies also), database design and development, user training and support, and 3d modelling and visualization for GIS mapping products and GIS remote sensing products.


Oracle is the world's most complete, open, and integrated business software and hardware systems company. With more than 400,000 customers—including 100 of the Fortune 100—in more than 145 countries around the globe, Oracle is the only vendor able to offer a complete technology stack in which every layer is engineered to work together as a single system. Oracle's industry-leading products give customers unmatched benefits including unbreakable security, high availability, scalability, energy efficiency, powerful performance, and low total cost of ownership. For geospatial solutions Oracle offers a wide range of 2D and 3D Spatial capabilities based on OGC and ISO standards in database, middleware, big data, and cloud platforms. These technologies are used by numerous 3rd party tools, components and solutions as well as by Oracle's enterprise applications for on-premise and cloud deployment.


Following the ministerial decision No.200/92 pertaining the formation of NHO on 15 SEP 92, Oman has joined in October of the same year IHO. While in 1998 she satisfied and signed UNCLOSE & SOLAS and then become a member in IMO. In the light of that, the government of Oman becomes accountable of the international community for hydrographic services of the standards and criteria set by these organizations. Since then RNO took full responsibility to provide national hydrographic services and support at all levels through harnessing all the capabilities and recourses to fulfill National requirements and meet the international treaties with regard to provision of highest standards of safe navigation in the Omani waters. The tasks and roles of NHO could be surrounding up in providing highest degree of safe navigation and safety of life at sea. Such tasks are not restricted on gathering hydrographic data, issuing of printed and electronic charts and navigational publications for each maritime area and Omani waters or maintaining The national hydrographic Archive, but they, tasks & roles, also included effective supervision of the responsibilities of the national committee for the hydrographic requirements as well as providing necessary support for Oman –literati- and maritime boundary declinations operations and promote national requirements for continental shelf extension.

Strategic Partner

Oman Society of Contractors

The Contractors' community established the Oman Society of Contractors (OSC) in 2007 under the Ministerial Decision No. (38/2007) issued by the Ministry of Social Development which falls under the royal decree (14/2000). OSC represents the interest of its members and helps in addressing the varied challenges facing the construction industry. It achieves this through a process of engagement, dialogue and stakeholders' alignment. OSC aspires to elevate industry standards by driving specific agendas in four key focus areas:

• Human Resource Development
• Health Safety and Environment
• In Country Value
• Communication

Knowledge Partner

The German University of Technology

The German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) is an Omani private university located in Halban. GUtech was founded in 2006 through a collaborative agreement between Omani founders and RWTH Aachen University in Germany. GUtech focuses on providing undergraduate and graduate programmes of the highest quality in accordance with the curricula and quality standards modelled on RWTH Aachen University. Currently, GUtech offers a diverse range of programmes through its 4 faculties:

• Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
• Bachelor of Science in International Business and Service Management
• Bachelor of Science in Logistics
• Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
• Bachelor of Engineering in Process Engineering
• Bachelor of Engineering Environmental Engineering
• Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning and Architectural Design
• Bachelor of Science in Applied Geoscience
• Master of Science in Petroleum Geoscience

An unprecedented achievement was realized when GUtech got all its Bachelor degree programmes internationally accredited by ACQUIN, a non-profit agency committed to supporting the enhancement of quality standards in teaching and learning in higher education worldwide. This reflects the international standards GUtech degrees are modelled on and supports the university's vision towards becoming a leading university of technology in Oman and the wider region. Most importantly, ACQUIN accreditation paves the way to GUtech students to pursue post graduate studies abroad and demonstrates the high caliber of GUtech graduates in the international job market. As of December 2016, more than 260 had successfully graduated from GUtech. Currently, more than 1600 students from 32 nationalities are enrolled in different programmes.
GUtech has grown in both size and stature over the past ten years. The University has positioned itself as a leading private university fostering highest standards in teaching, learning, and research. GUtech campus is the first Green Campus in Oman that was awarded the best corporate building in such category in 2013.
GUtech main building includes, an amphitheater, lecture halls, laboratories, a library, and sports halls among others. GUtech offers housing options to students and staff, through its 527 rooms in its three buildings. GUtech campus and residences are equipped with WI-FI. Students and faculty members enjoy different services, ranging from a variety of food outlets and sports activities.