Document Type : Original Research Paper


1 Department of GIS, Faculty of Geodesy & Geomatics Eng., K. N.Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

2 GIS Group, Geomatics Management, Geological Survey of Iran, Tehran, Iran

3 Department of GIS, Faculty of Geodesy & Geomatics Eng., K. N.Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran


The current process of issuing industrial and mineral licenses is complex and time consuming. More specific, industry establishment generally makes environmental pollution. Such negative impact on environment is due to not using proper information and mechanisms for site selection and license issuance. This research suggests a new process/method based on WebGIS enable e-government to simplify the issuance of industrial licenses, with special consideration of environmental impacts. To study, issuance of license for cement factory establishment is chosen as a case study. Investigation of the current process of certificating a cement factory establishment shows necessity of complex official process and long time consumption; also environmental considerations are not regarded properly. Then using concepts and aims of e-government and the abilities of geographical information systems in analyzing and spatial decision making, a new method to issue the industrial license is suggested. To show and evaluate the proposed method, architecture of a web based distributed geographical information system is designed and implemented. The results of the research indicate that the issuance of license for cement factory establishment using recommended method is performed in less time and with regarding the environment issues. The suggested process/method can be regarded as a pattern for creating spatial enabled e-government in industrial and mineral activities of the country.


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