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Smart Geospatial Technology to Improve Infrastructure of Government Organisations in Malaysia

Smart mapping solutions provider Esri Malaysia uses Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to integrate data from various sources and create a dynamic view of information.

GIS allows government organisations such as the Royal Malaysia Police and Malaysian Institute of Microelectronic Systems (MIMOS) to maximise returns on assets and resource investments.

GIS technology has proven to be essential for government agencies. Last year, CEO of MIMOS Dato’ Abdul Wahab outlined the key impact of collaborating with GIS technology providers.

 “With this collaboration, our national security and public safety agencies can modernise operations while saving time and money on resources,” said Dato’ Wahab

Despite being highly regarded for their world-class infrastructure, governmental agencies do face a challenge of updating new asset management practices.

In addition to maintaining inventories of equipment, property and people, GIS offers a heightened situational awareness for these organisations.

Malaysia's Pengurusan Aset Air Berhad (PAAB), the national water asset agency, maximises this technology to leverage on their assets. PAAB has developed a GIS-based web dashboard that provides a high-level view into the operations and asset handling of the organisation.

The dashboard provides an inventory about each water reservoir in Malaysia, the year it was built, top and bottom water levels, updates with the maintenance and other relevant information needed for decision making and forecasting.

Just last month, Johor state government has allocated RM430 million to Badan Kawalselia Air Johor (BAKAJ) , Johor’s water regulating body, for various projects to enhance the water supply operated by (PAAB).

With GIS key for PAAB to execute these projects, Chief Minister of Johor Dato’ Khaled Nordin has unveiled ambitious plans including an efficient water supply system.

“Badan Kawal Selia Air Johor (Bakaj) will receive allocation to design a better water supply system via a study on sustainable water supply by creating buffer zones in water catchment areas,” said Dato’ Nordin while tabling the Johor Budget 2016 in the State Assembly last month.  

(Image by Penn State-CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

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