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.
"...establishment of a coordinated National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) to support public and private sector applications of geospatial data in such areas as transportation, community development, agriculture, emergency response, environmental management and information technology"
President Bill Clinton, 42nd President of The United States of America
“ Malaysia Geospatial Data Infrastructure (MyGDI) enables people to discover, share and use geospatial information and services. ”
The goal of MyGDI is to 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. MyGDI facilitates online access to geospatial information, avoid duplication of effort in collection of data and to ensure the accuracy, timeliness, correctness and consistency of available data that enables far more comprehensive analysis of data to help decision-makers choose the best course(s) of action. Much has been accomplished in recent years to further the implementation of the MyGDI, but there is still much to be done to achieve the vision of current and accurate geospatial information being readily available across the country.
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