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IJSTR >> Volume 8 - Issue 4, April 2019 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616

Developing A Mobile GIS Tour Guide App For Dar-Es-Salaam City, Tanzania.

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Rigobert Francis Buberwa, Anastazia Msusa



Location Based Services, Mobile Application, Unified Modeling Language, GIS-T data model, Three-tier Client Server Architecture, Integrated Development Environment, Graphical User Interface.



Navigation around Dar-es-salaam City for foreigners is often not easy, transit using Google Maps, Open Street Maps or Bing Maps is usually difficulty as they lack detailed information. Integration of Geographic Information System (GIS) and Information Communication Technology (ICT) has improved tools used to query spatial related databases, this study strives to develop a Mobile GIS app for tour guide in Dar-es-salaam; the study uses a customized Unified Network for Transport (UNETRANS) in developing the App. To meet this objective, the Mobile App was developed using C# programming language and Xamarin tools in Visual Studio Integrated Development Environment, and implemented in a three- tier architecture which runs on Windows and Android Operating Systems. The study has successfully developed an App which responds to number of GIS network analysis queries, including route selection and nearest landmark. Being the pilot study, the study was limited to Main roads in Dar-es-salaam only.



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