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Geographical information system (GIS) in Malaysian planning education

Ibrahim, Mansor and Abdullah, Muhammad Faris and Abdul Samad, Dazilah (2004) Geographical information system (GIS) in Malaysian planning education. In: 7th International Seminar on GIS for Developing Countries, 10th-12th May 2004, Skudai, Malaysia.

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Abstract

In most developed countries, the major users of GIS are not restricted to planning authorities at local, regional, and central government agencies, but covered across other non-planning agencies like engineering firms, resource management firms, and increasingly, financial, real estate and marketing firms. In Malaysia, it is not an exception though the coverage is still not wide spread and some of them are in infant stages. Particularly in urban and regional planning, GIS is being used in all the development plan preparation but it is not being fully exploited. In many instances, this is being limited to mapping only, as if GIS software is just graphic software where its use is solely for the purpose of maps and plans production. It is not surprising as most of the planners are not well-versed in GIS and they are not properly trained in their planning education either locally or overseas. This paper specifically looks at GIS training in local planning schools. Content analysis of the syllabus, extent of GIS application and its importance, and issues pertaining to GIS education are discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 5208/33281
Uncontrolled Keywords: Geographical Information System (GIS), Malaysia
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA9000 Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying > NA9080 Urban planners
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Muhammad Faris Abdullah
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2015 16:39
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2015 16:39
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/33281

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