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Developing Web-Based and Mobile-Based GIS for Places of Worship Information to Support Halal Tourism: A Case Study in Bukittinggi, Indonesia

Department of Information System, Andalas University, Padang 25166, Indonesia
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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2020, 9(1), 52; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi9010052
Received: 23 November 2019 / Revised: 29 December 2019 / Accepted: 13 January 2020 / Published: 16 January 2020
Indonesia is an archipelago country in which the tourism sector plays a role as an economic locomotive. In 2016, Indonesia joined the World Halal Tourism Award (WHTA) and won 12 awards, three of which were won by West Sumatra. Bukittinggi is the principal city of tourism in West Sumatra. There are many halal hotels and restaurants and 190 mosques available in the city. Unfortunately, the information regarding the mosque locations is still inadequate. For this reason, this research was conducted in order to develop a web-based and mobile-based geographic information system (GIS) for places of worship information (GPWI) to make it easier for Muslim tourists to find mosques, and other tourism objects and facilities. This paper reports on the development of the GPWI. The development of the GPWI employed the waterfall method. The GPWI allowed tourists to find mosques based on specific criteria, whose output showed them the location, information, route, and local transportation available to get to the mosques as well as other tourism objects and facilities around the mosque. The GPWI was developed using Free Open Source Software (FOSS) PostgreSQL/PostGIS, PHP, JavaScript, and Basic4Android. The spatial-based database and programs that were used to develop this GPWI are the main contributions of this study. Based on the product evaluation, the GPWI successfully met the needs of Muslim tourists in finding mosques during their visits to Bukittinggi. View Full-Text
Keywords: FOSS; halal tourism; mosque; muslim tourists; places of worship; web-based and mobile-based GIS FOSS; halal tourism; mosque; muslim tourists; places of worship; web-based and mobile-based GIS
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Afnarius, S.; Akbar, F.; Yuliani, F. Developing Web-Based and Mobile-Based GIS for Places of Worship Information to Support Halal Tourism: A Case Study in Bukittinggi, Indonesia. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2020, 9, 52.

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