Malaysian city gets online GIS service

Malaysian city gets online GIS service

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Kajang, Malaysia: Now, Kajang residents in Malaysia can know more about the local plan, crime hot spots in Kajang and certain geographical information via an online GIS. The mapping system is available at Malaysian online mapping portal www.onemapserver.com.

Integrated GeoPlanning Sdn Bhd managing director Zaini Nordin gave councillors at the Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj) full board meeting a preview of the system. He said that the company started working on MPKj’s page in October 2009 and completed it in April 2010. The cost for the system is borne by the council. “We started two years ago but, previously, it was a commercial version. Now, we use an open source (non-commercial) version of the engine. However, the Kajang GIS is the most comprehensive compared with the others,” he said.

Other councils in Selangor that have applied this system are the Selayang Municipal Council and Ampang Jaya Municipal Council.

Source: The Star