Indonesia: The recent Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Indonesia’s capital city and Geospatial Information Agency (In Bahasa Indonesia: Badan Informasi Geospatial or BIG) will promote the greater use of geospatial information to help Jakarta reach a smart city status. The growing population and various economic and commercial activities have put a strain on the city’s key infrastructures and scarce resources, prompting city officials to partner with BIG to help them sustainably plan for the city’s future.
According to Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo, in order for Jakarta to be globally competitive, it is important for decision makers to have readily available authoritative information to help them design liveable urban neighbourhoods and craft sustainable plans to support businesses, commerce, utilities and transportation among others. “Planning cannot be done without proper amount of data,” said Joko. As part of the MOU, the Governor ordered every city department to submit their respective data and geospatial information to BIG in order to build up the city’s Geospatial Information Infrastructure.
Source: Future gov