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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tajul Ariffin bin Musa
Director of Geoinformation,
Faculty of Built Environment & Surveying,
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia,
UTM Skudai, 81310 Johor, Malaysia.
Geoinformation is an area of technology for measuring, managing, presentation and analising the geospatial data relating the earth. Geospatial data are obtained from various sources including observation of satellites orbiting the earth, sensors that are in the air, sea and terrestrial instruments. These data are processed and manipulated using computer and latest softwares. Also included in the area of geospatial are the computer mapping, remote sensing for monitoring the environment and positioning as well as precise navigation using Global Positioning System (GPS).
Geomatics Engineering is an academic discipline that concerns on acquisition, analysis, and interpretation of mainly geospatial data, relating to the Earth, its physical features and the built environment. It comprises tools and techniques of measuring, managing, presenting and analysing geospatial data from diverse sources with well-defined characteristics on accuracy and continuity; and in the form of digital format. Geospatial data are obtained from a wide range of technologically advanced tools like total station, Global Positioning System (GPS) / Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) equipment, digital aerial imagery (from both satellite and airborne), Terrestrial Laser Scanner (TLS), Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), echo sounder and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR). These data are processed and manipulated by using a computer and the latest software. Also included in the area of geospatial are computer-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing for monitoring the environment.
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Geoinformatics is the art and science of gathering, processing, manipulating, managing, disseminating and applying geospatial data. The B.Sc. (Geoinformatics) programme is intended to produce professionals who are capable of using information technology (IT) to handle geospatial information for the economic, social and physical development of the country. Since its inception, as many as 556 graduates had successfully completed this programme.
The objective of this programme is to produce graduates who are:
i) able to apply their knowledge and skills in the planning, analysis, design and supervision of works related to the geoinformatics discipline
ii) technically competent in solving problems logically, analytically and creatively based on sound facts and ideas
iii) capable of possessing a good leadership quality, ethical and professionally contribute towards the development of the nation
iv) able to work collectively in societies of diverse backgrounds to achieve common goals
v) able to communicate effectively across a range of contexts and audiences
vi) able to manage geoinformatics issues for the development and betterment of the nation and mankind
vii) willing to embark on business and provide job opportunities
viii) aware of the current local and global issues