Malaysia: The Malaysian state of Johor Bahru has started a project to digitally map out 5,000 km of rural roads. The authorities aim at completing the project by 2014.
The project will cost about RM 300,000 ($90,900). It will be carried out by Infra Desa Johor Sdn Bhd (IDJSB), a state-owned company that is responsible for the maintenance of rural roads. The Faculty of Geoinformation and Real Estate at the University of Technology (UTM) will provide consulting expertise for the project. The digital map will allow the state government to better plan the development and maintenance of roads. The state government also plans to develop a navigation app which will be based on this map.