Malaysia Geospatial Data Infrastructure (MyGDI) enables people to discover, share and use geospatial information and services.
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 geospatial data infrastructure that comprises of policies, standards, technology research and development and skilled human resources.
The goal of MyGDITo enable members of the geospatial communities in Malaysia to share and access geospatial information by establishing key partnerships with federal and states agencies, local authorities, academia and the private sector.
To provide mechanism/infrastructure to facilitate the utilisation and sharing of geospatial data among the agencies that use and supply the data;
To encourage wider use of geospatial data at the state and national levels;
To stimulate and enhance awareness about the value of geospatial data and the relevant technology; and
To contribute towards strengthening the development of national geospatial data through collaboration.
ACTIVITIES AND MyGDI SERVICES
Developing the Geospatial Data Centre (GDC) for fundamental and non-fundamental datasets which comply the determined quality and standards.
Implementing maintenance and updating 12 categories of GDC datasets (fundamental and non-fundamental) at the federal and state level.
Providing consultancy and training for Malaysian Geospatial Online Services (MyGOS) application.
Planning and managing EA's geospatial strategy.
Designing and developing geospatial applications.
Policies and Standards Development
Developing and coordinating the development of standards for geospatial information in Malaysia.
Providing consultation and training to government agencies and stakeholders for application of Malaysian and International standards.
Coordinating and updating the development of geospatial policies and guidelines for reference at national level.
ICT GIS Infrastructure
Managing the sharing and dissemination of geospatial data.
Designing, developing and maintaining the infrastructure, communications and security of ICT for MyGDI services.
Providing technical advice and support regarding the development of GIS ICT infrastructure.
Managing and implementing outreach activities to agencies and public at various levels in order to give awareness of the geospatial activities under the MyGDI Programme.
Coordinating outreach programmes using variety of media and platforms.
Research and Development
Coordinating the research & development (R&D) of geospatial technologies and collaborating with agencies including government and private sector, research institution and academia.
Planning and coordinating geospatial technology research & development (R&D) collaboration activities for sharing and contribution purposes in geospatial information development.