Friday, September 16, 2011

NSDI With Cloud Computing Technology in Indonesia

Indonesia’s National Coordinating Agency for Survey and Mapping, BAKOSURTANAL, is taking its GIS initiatives to a whole new level by developing its NSDI using cloud computing technology – an initiative which stemmed from the agency’s thrust to provide accurate and reliable geospatial information to government agencies and the general public.

Dr. Asep Karsidi, Chief of BAKOSURTNAL, told FutureGov that at the moment they are currently collaborating with Esri, a worldwide leader in GIS, to develop Indonesia’s Spatial Data Infrastructure (Ina-SDI) using cloud.

Cloud computing can provide seamless sharing of information between different agencies, and also provide various opportunities for BAKOSURTANAL to become more cost-effective, productive, flexible, and efficient.

“In order to be spatially enabled, Indonesia will make spatial data acquisition complete on every scale as mandated in Indonesia’s geospatial Information Laws – thus the development of the Indonesian Spatial Data Infrastructure is very critical,” he said

“For the next three years we will continue to develop the NSDI to focus more on geospatial data and as well as build on capacity building for our human resources who will be custodians of our geospatial data.”


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