The Department of Survey and Mapping Malaysia (DSMM), the government agency responsible for all topographic mapping in Malaysia, has chosen Intergraph’s GIS, cartographic, and photogrammetric solutions for its new Fast Mapping System. The Fast Mapping System is designed to provide geospatial data to the various departments within the Malaysian government. Intergraph Systems South East Asia, an exclusive representative of U.S.-based Intergraph Corporation, and its Malaysian affiliate, Antaragrafik Systems Sdn, Bhd., is responsible for the supply, implementation, and deployment of the products and services.
The Department of Survey and Mapping Malaysia’s mandate is to develop an enterprise GIS and mapping system that produces sophisticated, integrated spatial information in a variety of digital products and is readily available to the country’s decision makers within various government departments. Interoperability will be key to quickly generating and delivering accurate geospatial data including terrain models, satellite photography, and fly-through simulations.
Upgrading from standalone UNIX rapid map scanning and publishing solutions from Intergraph, DSMM required an integrated, expanded solution with interoperability across multiple GIS, cartographic, and photogrammetric applications. In addition, the department needed to produce digital mapping output in international standard formats and as vector line maps and orthophotos. The department’s choice to implement Intergraph’s solutions supports its need for an open technology approach. Antaragrafik, an authorized Intergraph Reseller in Malaysia, is working with DSMM to help the organization make the transition to the new Intel/Windows environment. Antaragrafik is responsible for implementing the system, which includes mapping workflow customization, network design, and storage area network (SAN) configuration. Implementation has begun, with an expected completion date of mid-2003.
TerraShare technology from Z/I Imaging, an Intergraph wholly owned subsidiary, will speed the management and distribution of geoimaging data across the enterprise.