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Malaysia mulls Geospatial Act

Shah Alam, Malaysia: In its quest to improve governance of activities related to the application of geographically based data, the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry in the country is considering to implement the National Geospatial Act.
Explaining the significance of such an act, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Datuk Seri Douglas Uggah Embas said that the Act would help develop a spatially-enabled government and society.
The minister also informed that agencies under his ministry had formulated strategies for better coordination and effective use of geospatial data. The minister was addressing a gathering at the opening of the three-day 10th International Symposium and Exhibition on Geoinformation 2011.
Uggah emphasised on the tremendous need for geographic information system, saying that it would greatly help policy makers to achieve sustainable management of the country’s natural resources and environment. 
Source: Bernama.com