Speakers Bio & Abstract

Sr. Ahamad Zakaria Director of Surveying and Mapping
Department of Survey and Mapping (JUPEM)

Sr Ahamad Zakaria graduated from University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England in 1982. He went for further study in University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. From that University, he obtained Master of Science (M.Sc) in GIS/LIS.

Now he is Division Director of Mapping Policy and Coordination Division, Department of Survey and Mapping, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Before he was posted to this post, he was state Director of Department of Survey & Mapping Selangor Darul Ehsan. He was the Director for Selangor State for four years. Before Selangor, he was posted as Director of Department of Survey & Mapping, state of Pahang. In Pahang, he was the Director for 2 years. Abstract
The Usage of JUPEM?s Geospatial Data in Land Development
Geospatial data from the Department of Survey and Mapping (JUPEM), Malaysia have been used widely in land development. These developments can be for agriculture purposes, setting up of new township or new building, new highways and roads, etc. As an example of big development where geospatial data from JUPEM were extensively used is in the development of the new administrative centre of Putrajaya. Data resulting from the survey done by JUPEM was used to establish the boundary of Putrajaya, the setting-out of internal roads within Putrajaya and the setting-out of the position of the buildings within Putrajaya. The survey for topography of Putrajaya was used to assist the planner to design suitable sites for man-made lakes, recreational areas, prime minister?s office and suitable sites for other departments. Geospatial data from JUPEM, either cadastral or topography data, is useful in any land development. Without these data, it is impossible for a planner or an engineer to plan any new land development. Geospatial data from JUPEM have also been used to set up new township such as Bandar Baru Nilai, Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi and many other new townships. These are just a few of the many examples how geospatial data from JUPEM is being used for land developments in Malaysia.