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MaCGDI is a centre established by the government to manage and promote the development of Malaysia Geospatial Data Infrastructure (MyGDI) as the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI). MaCGDI is also responsible for coordinating access and delivery of the geospatial information held by all government agencies. The main role of the centre is to continuously make available and accessible current and accurate geospatial data that promotes a sustainable living environment, economic growth and social progress for public. 

2 Map

Cartography; a hand-drawn or printed document describing the spatial distribution of geographical features in terms of a recognizable and agreed symbolism. Digital; the collection of digital information about a part of the earth's surface.

3 Map Legend

[cartography] A map legend is a visual graphic of the symbology used in a map that tells the map reader what the polygons, lines, points or grid cells represents.

4 Map projection

The basic system of coordinates used to describe the spatial distribution of elements in a GIS

5 Map scale

The reduction needed to display a representation of the Earth's surface on a map. A statement of a measure on the map and the equivalent measure on the Earth's surface, often expressed as a representative fraction of distance, such as 1:24,000 (one unit of distance on the map represents 24,000 of the same units of distance on the Earth). Map scale can also be expressed as a statement of equivalence using different units; for example, 1 inch = 1 mile or 1 inch = 2,000 feet.

6 Map Server

A server that accesses spatial information and renders it to the client suitable for display as one or more layers in a map composed of many layers.

7 MapInfo

[software] MapInfo by Pitney Bowes (founded in 1986) is a GIS location intelligence suite that allows users to manage and create geospatial data create for visualization and export to PDF and various file formats.

8 Mashup

A mixture or combination of content, elements, or scripts from multiple sources or websites. For example, one could add schools information from the Department of Education and public transportation routes from MetroGIS to a Google Map.

9 Measurement framework

a scheme that establishes rules for control of other components of a phenomenon that permit the measurement of one component. In a geographic information system, there are three components: time, space, and attribute.

10 Meridian

A line running vertically from the north pole to the south pole along which all locations have the same longitude. The Prime Meridian (0) runs through Greenwich, England. From the Prime Meridian, measures of longitude are negative to the west and positive to the east up to 180, halfway around the globe.

11 Metadata

Metadata is a description about data. It is a structured means of describing the content, sources, condition, quality and other characteristics of a data or information resource. Through metadata, necessary information is readily transferred from data providers to users. MyGDI metadata standard is formatted based on MS ISO 19115 - Metadata Referencing by Coordinates, among which includes: identification, data quality, lineage, spatial data representation, reference system, feature catalogue and distribution.

12 MetroGIS

A geospatial collaborative organization serving the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Its primary functions focus on: a) the development and implementation of a collaborative regional solution for sharing information needs (e.g., geospatial data, related applications, standards and best practices), b) widespread sharing of geospatial data via website, c) the value of GIS technology as a core business tool, and d) sharing knowledge relevant to the advancement of GIS technology. Beneficiaries of these efforts include local and regional governments, as well as, state and federal government, academic institutions, nonprofit organizations and business interests.

Distinguishing Characteristics include:

  • Unincorporated organization -no mandate or legal standing
  • Cannot own data, receive, or spend funds-rely on stakeholders
  • Elected officials comprise the Policy Board
  • Consensus-based decisions on matters fundamental to success
  • Voluntary compliance for endorsed policies/procedures
  • Forum to foster collaboration on a breadth of shared geospatial program needs - more than just data.
13 Metropolitan Area

The seven county service area of the Metropolitan Council. Governments within Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington Counties are represented on the MetroGIS Policy Board.

14 Metropolitan Council

A 17-member council that serves as a regional planning organization for the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area. The council runs the regional bus and light rail system, collects and treats wastewater, manages regional water resources, plans regional parks, and administers funds that provide housing opportunities for low and moderate income individuals and families.

15 Minnesota Geospatial Information Office (MnGeo)

Established in May 2009, this is the first state agency in Minnesota with legislatively defined responsibility for coordinating GIS within Minnesota. The organizational structure includes two advisory committees that make recommendations to the Chief Geospatial Information Officer (CGIO). These committees include a statewide geospatial advisory council and a state agency advisory council.

16 MrSID**

MrSID is a compression format applied to raster data, most commonly aerial photos.

17 MS1759

The Search Engine provides users the appropriate codes to be applied into their geosaptial data. The system is developed to be flexible and user friendly where users can search by categories and keywords including Feature Description, Feature Name, Feature Code, Attribute Name and Attribute Code. 

18 MXD File Format

MXD is file format in which the maps created from ArcGIS software can be stored. MXD not only stores maps but also stores the symbology, layout, hyperlinks, toolbars added, etc. at the time of saving the map document. An MXD can be distributed along with the data; hence whenever the MXD is opened the symbology, layout, order of layer always remains same.

19 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. 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.

20 MyGDI Data Services

MyGDI Data Services is a web-based application developed for geospatial data sharing between government agencies. This application is specifically for the use of government officials to access shared data between government agencies with government agencies (G2G). Shared data will be published as a secure map service and are included in this application. Fundamental data contained in this application is from NGDC project which is collected, processed and connected (seamless) for Peninsular Malaysia. Fundamental data is divided into 12 data categories, namely Aeronautical, Built Environment, Demarcation, Geology, Hydrography, hypsography, Soil, Transportation, Utility, Vegetation, Special and General Use. The fundamental datasets are the important elements that can be used as the basis for development of other geospatial data.

21 MyGDI Explorer

MyGDI Explorer is a metadata catalogue services which enables user to explore, discover, view and evaluate geospatial data from anywhere and at anytime. MyGDI Explorer simplifies access to geospatial information, promotes better integration, and avoids duplication of efforts and encourages sharing of geospatial information across users and agencies in Malaysia. 

22 MyGeoMap

MyGeoMap was developed for the use of the public. Its purpose is to attract the general public and give an understanding on what GIS can do. Public users can search for places of interest such as shop, petrol station, hotel, bank, market and other places, access imagery and vector maps from BING and make interactive search through this application. 

23 MyGeoname

MyGeoName applications developed to store all geographical names databases all across the country. It was developed to provide authoritative information relating to the location and spelling of geographical names which are gazetted in a consistent format for the official use of government, industry and the public. 

24 MyGeotranslator

MyGeotranslator is an initiative of the Malaysian Centre for Geospatial Data Infrastructure (MaCGDI) to assist and facilitate data providers agency in using geospatial data standard that was developed by MaCGDI through the MyGDI Standard Technical Committee (JTSM) together with the Department of Standards Malaysia (DSM) and Standard and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM) to facilitate the sharing of data through MyGDI.

25 MyGOS

Malaysia Geospatial Online Services (MyGOS) is a secured platform for sharing of geospatial information through online. It enables you to turn your data into web-enabled services that your whole organization members can use. The Malaysia Geospatial Online Services (MyGOS) provides a platform for users to use and shared trusted geospatial data, services, and applications within their group of members to meet their mission needs.