Every year Esri honours organizations that have used GIS to make a difference and improve our community. Nomination for this SAG award started with careful selection by Esri Staff from thousands of organizations worldwide, then personally reviewed and selected by Jack Dangermond, the President and Founder of Esri. The SAG Award ceremony is held at the annual Esri International User Conference in San Diego and presided over by Roger Tomlinson (widely known as Father of GIS) and Jack.
Last year, Safe City Monitoring System (SCMS) from Federal Department of Town and Country Planning, Ministry of Housing and Local Government, Malaysia won the SAG Award Winner for Malaysia. Safe City Monitoring System (SCMS) was developed under an ArcGIS Server Enterprise platform. It is a Web Based Crime Mapping GIS, a work collaboration between Federal Department of Town and Country Planning (JPBD), Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM); and UGISP Sdn Bhd. Police Reporting System (PRS), which has a wide network to major police stations in Malaysia, has been integrated with SCMS, which enables major police stations to facilitate crime location input in digital map form by complainer report. Coordinates and attributes are sent to the SCMS server for crime pattern analysis and statistics using GIS. SCMS is a national effort administered by JPBD. Via Internet, SCMS has helped PDRM and municipal councils to monitor or identify crime locations, which guides allocation of funds (lighting & CCTVs) and human resources (police enforcement, strategic location police presence, community awareness and initiatives) in a joint effort to reduce crime.
For more information about the project, please visit the coverage report in Asia Pacific Futuregov publication here.
This year, Land and Survey Information System (LASIS) of Sarawak Land and Survey Department won the SAG 2013 award and make Malaysia proud. Development and implementation of LASIS involves three main organizations namely :-
- Land and Survey Department of Sarawak as the system owner;
- Information & Communications Technology Unit (ICTU) for funding, standards, policies, and regulations governing State IT implementations;
- Sarawak Information Systems Sdn. Bhd. (SAINS) as the developer and implementer.
LASIS is a GIS-centric land management solution with a single interface and a modular architecture that allows flexibility in implementation based on ArcGIS technology. Land and Survey Department in Sarawak uses this system to maintain up-to-date records of over 935,000 land parcels, providing fast, accurate and easily accessible information to more than 3,000 direct users and serving over 2.5 million Sarawakians with title extracts, maps and statistical reports. LASIS successfully shorten the land title registration process from 30-90 days to 1 day registration with on-line land applications process and instant land title search
Asia Pacific Futuregov publication has the following coverage report about Land and Survey Sarawak and LASIS project with more details.