Question: Application Procedures Visit in MaCGDI

Please submit your application to:


Pusat Infrastruktur Data Geospatial Negara (MaCGDI)

Kementerian Sumber Asli Dan Alam Sekitar

Aras 7 & 8, Wisma Sumber Asli,

No. 25, Persiaran Perdana, Presint 4,


Question: How to Apply Geospatial Data at MaCGDI

Application of geospatial data in MaCGDI shall be made by head of department via an official letter. Refer this link for details.

Question: How to Apply Industry Training in MaCGDI

Procedures to apply Industry Training in MaCGDI;

  1. Make an application to undergo the said industrial training through the Dean of Faculty, Public Institutions of Higher Education/Private Institutions of Higher Education

  2. Attach a copy of Resume; and

  3. Forward the application to the above address:

Human Resource Department

Level 9, Wisma Sumber Asli

25, Persiaran Perdana, Presint 4


(attn. Puan Shariana binti Abd. Rahman)


Question: What Is Clearinghouse

Clearinghouse is a physical repository structure that collects, stores, and disseminates information, metadata, and data. It is a distributed system of servers located on the Internet which contain field-level descriptions of available digital spatial data and services. This descriptive information, known as metadata, is collected in a standard format to facilitate query and consistent presentation across multiple websites. Clearinghouse uses readily available Web technology for the publication and discovery of available geospatial resources through clearinghouse portal.

Question: What is Geospatial Data Infrastructure (GDI)

Geospatial Data Infrastructure (GDI) is an initiative intended to create an environment in which all stakeholders can cooperate with each other and interact with technology, to better achieve their objectives at different political/administrative levels. GDI initiatives around the world have evolved in response to the need for cooperation between users and producers of geospatial data to nurture the means and environment for spatial data sharing and development. The ultimate objectives of these initiatives are to promote economic development, to stimulate better government and to foster environmental sustainability.

Question: What is Geospatial Data?

Geospatial Data or geographic information is data or information that identifies the geographic location of features and boundaries on earth, such as natural or man-made features, oceans, and more. Spatial data is usually stored as coordinates and topology and can be mapped. Spatial data is often accessed, manipulated or analyzed the Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Question: What Is Metadata?

Metadata is textual and sometimes graphical information that describes geographic information system (GIS) resources in the same way a card in a library's card catalogue describes a book. Once you've found a resource with a search, its metadata will help you decide whether it's suitable for your purposes. To make this decision, you may need to know how accurate or current the resource is and if there are any restrictions on how it can be used. Metadata can answer these questions.

Question: What Is 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 person, policy, standard, geospatial information and technology 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.

Question: What is NSDI?

National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) defined as the technologies, policies and people necessary to promote sharing of geospatial data throughout all levels of government

Question: What is G4E?

Geoinformation for Executive (G4E) is a web based Decision Support System that has been exclusively developed for state government executive officers.It will assist state government executive officers in policy making, planning, monitoring and enforcement of developments.Currently three (3) states has been involved in the development of G4E i.e Pahang, Kedah and Negeri Sembilan.

Question: What is MS1759?

MS1759:2004 (Geographic Information/Geomatics - Features and Attribute Codes ) describe the encoding of the real world in terms of features and attributes. Features are real world objects while attributes are properties or characteristics associated with the objects. This document can be purchase from SIRIM.

Question: What is MyGeoname?

Geographical Names Database (Pangkalan Data Nama Geografi-PDNG) is like a geographical names data bank which is use to store names, locations, historical backgrounds and gazette notifications.It is an authoritative records that are available for government and public use. 

Question: What Is UPI?

• Unique identification of the land parcels that is owned by the State Authority
• Identify the physical parcel of land (lot)
• Provide a basis for implementing a uniform documentation of the relevant agencies and facilitate the efforts of system integration and interoperability between agencies