KUALA LUMPUR, 5 October 2016 – A total of 250 participants consisting of various professional backgrounds and researchers from various agencies, universities and research centers at home and abroad participated in the conference ‘Geomatic and Geospatial Technology’ or (GGT) in 2016 organized by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).
The seminar, organized in collaboration with the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM) also received 50 technical papers that were presented during the conference.
Programme Coordinator, Assoc. Prof. Sr. Mohamad Nor Said said the conference which lasted for two days (starting October 4th) is the right platform for researchers, scientists and software developers to meet, share experiences and discuss issues and approaches towards solutions related to geospatial data.
“This conference which was organized for the second time is the basis for continuous development of knowledge, technology and experience in the field of geomatics and geospatial stakeholder communities to meet the demands of an increasingly competitive world.
“The provision of data and services is seen to be a concern, especially in an environment involving frequent natural disasters that hit the country of late,” he said.
Geospatial data is most important to development planners, engineers, environmental control and other similar services in ensuring the welfare of the people and the sustainability of national physical development.
“This is translated in the form of discussion of technical issues and also to make full use of social sources of financial support from the government and industry in research and development (R & D),” he said.
The seminar received strong support from the Department of Survey and Mapping Malaysia (JUPEM), the Land Surveyors Board of Malaysia (LJT), the Association of Chartered Land Surveyors Malaysia (million) and private companies ranging from hardware suppliers, equipment and geospatial software.