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About MyGDI

 
Malaysia Geospatial Data Infrastructure (MyGDI) is an initiative by the government to develop a geospatial data infrastructure to enhance the awareness about data availability and improve access to geospatial information. This can be fulfilled by facilitating data sharing among participating agencies.
 
MyGDI as the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) for Malaysia, is a national infrastructure comprises of policy,data, standard, geospatial information and technology, R&D and development of human capital established by MyGDI Circular Letter No. 1 of 2006 -  Guidelines for the Implementation of Malaysia Geospatial Data Infrastructure (MyGDI) for the purpose of facilitating the sharing and dissemination of geospatial information amongst government agencies, private sector and the general publics. Through this infrastructure, smart partnership among agencies is continuously being developed to produce and share geospatial information thus providing customer-focused, cost effective and timely delivery of geospatial data.
 
The goal of MyGDI is to enable members of the geospatial communities in Malaysia to share and access geospatial data together seamlessly. Through its application MyGDI Explorer, MyGDI facilitates online access to geospatial information as an effort to avoid duplication of effort especially in the collection of geospatial data. It provides a base for geospatial data exploration, evaluation, and application for users and data providers within all levels of government, commercial, and non-profit sectors as well as the academia and the public.
 
 
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MyGDI governs through its committees and MaCGDI as the coordinator.
In the Malaysia contexts, SDI initiatives started from the national level and is expected to filter down to all the states and gradually to all local levels. Like other countries, apart from financial and skill resources which forbid comprehensive big-bang undertaking, are knowledge and agreement among agencies on fundamental datasets that are required to meet common needs. These issues are usually sorted out by the leader agency, in this case is MaCGDI. In 2009, MaCGDI took the initiatives to develop database of fundamental dataset known as NGDC and SGDC.
 
Below is an illustration of SDI development in Malaysia:
 
 
 
Below is position of MyGDI in the Geospatial Data Infrastructure hierarchy: