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Malaysia launches E-Cadastre project

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Deputy Prime Minister, Malaysia, launched the E-Cadastre Project at the Dewan Perdana Felda on the occasion of 125th anniversary of the Department of Survey and Mapping (DSMM).

E-Cadastre is integrated with various systems such as eTanah, eLJT, JUPEM Geoportal and Malaysian Center for Geospatial Data Infrastructure (MaCGDI), which allow sharing of facilities and information for the benefit of Land and Mine Office, Land Office, Land Surveyors Board and Land and Mine Office director-general.

“I highly laud DSMM’s role and contributions since its establishment in 1885. It has assisted the government in measuring and resolving the border land owned by individuals, as well as measuring the construction of highways, residential areas, airports and so on. So far, DSMM has succeeded in measuring 7.3 million lots of land,” said Muhyiddin.

As for the E-Cadastre Project, Muhyiddin said its main objective is to expedite the preparation of title plans and issuance of final title plans from two years to less than two months. The web-enabled programme would allow faster and more accurate work process with less human intervention.

“In order to achieve this objective, the project was developed based on optimising the use of ICT, re-engineering of survey processes, advance satellite positioning technology and broadband connection to assist field surveyors with access to information online,” he said.

Datuk Sri Douglas Uggah Embas, Natural Resources and Environment Minister, Malaysia, said that the E-Cadastre project is one of the e-goverment projects that has been successfully implemented by DSMM with the overall cost of RM287 million. “It has been operating in Peninsula Malaysia and the Federal Territory of Labuan since May 1, 2010. This system used the wireless broadband technology, ICT, GIS, GNSS and the latest measuring system to fasten the delivery system of national cadastral measurements. The other objective is to generate an accurate National Cadastre Database (NDCDB) for the whole country, except for Sabah and Sarawak. It is also to create a new database for strata/stratum/marine.”

“The project will benefit clients such as Licensed Land Surveyor, State Land and Mine Office, Land Office and departmental staff to conduct work beyond the confinement of time and place as the departmental organisational structural change and application modules are web-enabled, allowing them access to work from anywhere and anytime,” Uggah said.

Source: Malay Mail Online