|Rank||Dataset||Breakdown||Location (URL)||Format||Info||Prev. (2014)||Score|
||http://www.data.gov.om/||xlsx, ...||#93 5%||80%|
Format: xlsx, PDF, PPT
Annual GDP up to 2013.
Population up to 2014 (note that the dashboard seems to label the total population "expatriates")
No unemployment data.
The data is available through a search engine in the Arabic language. Alternatively, the most recent laws can be accessed from the website of the Ministry of Legal Affairs of Oman at http://www.mola.gov.om/ Legal texts can be read in a PDF format, and can be accessed for free.
Laws in Oman are exempt from copyright protection, the second bullet point in the terms and conditions page confirm this. The terms and conditions can be viewed at this link: http://www.mola.gov.om/eng/websitepolicy.aspx
The annual budget is published in Arabic in the Official Gazette and can be accessed from the website of the Ministry of Finances and the website of the Ministry of Legal Affairs. The budget provides a sector and department level breakdown of estimated expenses and profits. The latest budget documents (2014 and 2015) are only found as PDF files, while previous documents are available in XLS format.
The Annual Budget is issued through a Royal Decree, which is exempt from copyright protection and is there available freely to use, reuse, or to distribute. This is confirmed in Article 4(A) of the Omani Copyright Law (found here: http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/text.jsp?file_id=180949 )
Additionally, the same budget document in PDF format could be downloaded from the website of the Ministry of Legal Affairs (Example: http://www.mola.gov.om/Download.aspx?Path=royal/1-2015.pdf ) and the terms and conditions of the website of the Ministry of Legal Affairs clearly state that:
"The website of the Ministry of Legal Affairs contains official documents such as Royal Decrees and Decisions and which are considered part of the public domain excluded from copyright protection and which may be reproduced, republished, and used without restrictions." (Taken from http://www.mola.gov.om/eng/websitepolicy.aspx )
Note: Arabic is the only official language in Oman and like majority of websites of the Omani government, the English sections of websites are rarely updated and information here is based on the Arabic content.
Directorate General of Meteorology provides a lot of climate data to the public. The website has a simple section for providing simple weather details for specific cities in Oman and shows the temperature changes for the next three days for each city. ( http://www.met.gov.om/opencms/export/sites/default/dgman/en/weather-chart/oman-cities/index.html ) The website also has a more elaborate interactive map that allows the user to overlay different weather layers and playback the predicted changes for several future days. ( http://www.met.gov.om/opencms/export/sites/default/dgman/en/weather-chart/map-data/ ) The website is difficult to navigate though and browsing by map is not intuitive and very slow. Also, the raw data does not appear to be available for download directly.
The website of the Tender Board, the body responsible for awarding government contracts, provides a comprehensive database that provides extensive data on government tenders. The data includes information about the project, the value of the tender documents, the names of all companies that bought the documents, the names of all companies that submitted proposals with the cost of each proposal. There is also information regarding the date the tender was floated, the date envelopes were opened, and the date the tender was awarded. There appears to be a bug with the page for displaying the award document, but it is easy to identify the awarded company as the information page shows the award amount (which could be cross referenced with the proposal cost).
The National Centre for Statistics and Information provides a number of geospatial data that could be navigated through web-based and mobile apps.
The GeoPlatform App provides users with the ability to view graphic and satellite maps and overlay different informational geographic and social layers. There are also other apps that focus on specific layers such as government services.
Viewing the maps does not require any registration and is available for free. Downloading the data requires registration which involves a manual activation and cannot be completed entirely online. It could not be confirmed if machine-readable data could be downloaded or the extent to which data could be downloaded in bulk.
The Ministry of Housing of Oman has an electronic database for lands in the country that it uses to administer land registrations. An interface has been made available for residents in the capital to access the data for own property on the system ( https://eservices.housing.gov.om/arb/Pages/Maps.aspx ). It is not possible to generally browse the database or look up properties owned by other people.
The Ministry of Environment and Climatic Affairs ( http://moeca.gov.om/ ) is responsible for environment issues and violations of environmental laws and the Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources ( http://mrmwr.gov.om/ ) is responsible for regulate the use of water resources in the country. It is not clear which body has data on water pollution and/or if any of this information is available to the public.
Oman does not appear to have a central collection of spending details as at an individual transaction level for the whole government.
Oman does not use a postcodes/zipcode system that translates into a physical address. The postal system in Oman uses PO Boxes which are based at postal offices in each city and which the users have to visit to collect their mail.
The body responsible for environmental issues in Oman is the Ministry of Environment and Climatic Affairs. The Ministry of required by law to regulate a variety of activities relating to pollution (e.g. Ministerial Decision 107 / 2013 requires keeping records of private sector equipment and activities that could deplete ozone - link http://www.mola.gov.om/Download.aspx?Path=decision/107-2013.pdf ) However, it does not appear that the Ministry makes any of the information it collects available to the public.
data is only measured for 1 city -Sohar so its not sufficient to be exist data from-http://aqicn.org/sources/(look for Oman)
The Ministry of Interior ( http://www.moi.gov.om/ ) has a website dedicated to Municipal Councils Elections ( http://election.gov.om/shura/index.php/ ) that provides details of the candidates and live voting results. Unfortunately, it appears that historic data about previous Parliamentary sessions have been removed from the website and the current version of the website focuses on the elections that about to start in the country. The current website provides the details of all the candidates as well as the names of every single registered voter.
The Ministry of Commerce "One Stop Shop" website provides many services to the public includes a feature to search the listing of the commercial register to look for basic information about registered companies. The data available to the public is limited and provides only details of the registration number, name, number of branches, company type, registration date, and whether or not the company is still active.
As there is not enough data to qualify for the minimum criteria, the dataset's existence has been marked as uncertain.
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