EMUC 2017 abstracts

Morning plenary
Landmark GIS study reveals path to a sustainable future
CS Tan, Esri Malaysia

As Malaysia's population booms and cities become more urbanised, GIS technology has emerged as powerful solution for planners looking to shape a more sustainable future.

In fact, in the recent Local Government Benchmark Study – a government-supported research initiative into the current and future role of GIS technology – 86 representatives from local government authorities across Malaysia were questioned on the role of GIS technology in designing sustainable communities. 93% of respondents indicated they consider GIS technology essential in planning for a sustainable future and enabling green growth.

Beyond this, the Study also revealed compelling insights into key areas of: safe community initiatives, smart cities, policy development and future technology trends.

Geospatial Big Data: Trends in Analytics
Kyunam Kim, Esri

Our world is undergoing a massive digital transformation as we are automating and measuring everything in greater detail than ever before. The Internet of Things (IoT) is bringing unprecedented connectivity, generating streams of Big Data that can be collected and wired together to create even more powerful insights.

In the words of Richard Saul Wurman, “Big Data is junk if you can’t understand it, but a map is a pattern made understandable.

Esri provides a platform that can consume, visualise and analyse Big Data with spatial analysis at the core — The Science of Where. It’s when we apply the Science of Where to our questions and to the solutions to our problems that we can make smarter decisions that improve our quality of life.

Introducing GIS Hub
Joanne Loh, Esri Malaysia

ArcGIS Hub is a collaboration platform that shares relevant information and insights with the broader community. Early adopters — like Los Angeles GeoHub — are driving open-data initiatives and data-driven decision-making across their organisation and connecting businesses with the community.

Behind the scenes: Malaysia Disaster Management Exercise
LT Kol Norazlin BT Pamuji, BGSP

From 2 - 5 October 2017, the Defence Geospatial Division (BGSP) conducted a Geospatial Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exercise at Paya Indah Wetlands, Dengkil, Selangor. The exercise highlighted the role of BGSP in assisting agencies in the event of natural disasters, especially floods.

The exercise was done in collaboration with the National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) — Malaysia’s first responder — the Department of Survey & Mapping (JUPEM), the Department of Drainage(DID), Malaysia Public Works (JKR) and MaCGDI.

The BGSP portal hub allowed stakeholders to coordinate resources during the exercise, plan rescue efforts and manage the aftermath. In this presentation, BGSP will share the details and lessons learned from the exercise.

Creating a digital representation of reality
Oliver Marc Schaetzle, HERE Technologies

By 2050, the world will have almost 2,000 megacities and a population of nearly 10 billion people. We’ll need “virtual roads” for drones to glide through the system, we’ll have to figure out how to best sustain our resources and what to do about our “aging population” -- machines will have to teach machines and robotics will be on the rise.

We need technology to make sense of the enormous amounts of data that we collect every day, and one thing is certain: Location is the glue that links these factors together.

Mega-cities like Kuala Lumpur are changing daily and require constant visibility of reality — HERE Technologies captures, processes and delivers digital data to provide that representation of reality. Join us in to find out how the Malaysian Centre for Geospatial Data Infrastructure (MaCGDI) collaborates with HERE to deliver 1Malaysia Map.

Esri Malaysia SAG Award Ceremony
Facilitating multi-agency collaboration with GIS
Abdul Azhar Bin Ibrahim, PEGIS

The Penang Geographic Information System Centre’s (PEGIS) application, e-Peta, plays a vital role in facilitating effective collaboration amongst various local government departments and agencies in Penang. In this presentation, PEGIS will share the key benefits and achievements of e-Peta and the use of GIS applications that provides actionable information on areas such as land use, business and services, traffic and public transport – helping decision-makers efficiently mobilise resources to the right place at the right time, and effectively support existing social development projects.

Enterprise Science
ArcGIS Enterprise: Next evolution
Imran Ariffin, Esri Malaysia

If ArcGIS Server was a small step for GIS professionals then ArcGIS Enterprise is one giant leap for all. If you are keen to learn more about the next evolution of Esri's ArcGIS for Server product line, then this session is not to be missed. Exploring the new capabilities available in ArcGIS Enterprise, we will take you on a step-by-step journey through a best practise approach for base deployments.

Distributed collaboration - Under the hood
Will Phua, Esri Malaysia

This is the highly-awaited launch of ArcGIS 10.5.1 where we will showcase one of the most exciting developments with the new release: Esri's new distributed collaboration that connects ArcGIS Enterprise portal to an ArcGIS Online organisation to automatically keep data, maps and apps in synch across these two different deployments of the ArcGIS platform. Learn about different ways in which this new capability can make collaboration with others inside and outside your organisation more effective, and how you can take advantage of distributed collaboration to streamline your mobility projects.

GeoVal: Improving valuation efficiency and effectiveness
Lifred Wong, Dewan Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu City Hall’s (Dewan Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu) (DBKK) Geospatial-enabled Valuation System (GeoVal) was developed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the valuation processes — from property registration and pre-inspection to valuation analysis and certification.

In this presentation, Lifred Wong will reveal how GeoVal has improved the efficiency and effectiveness of the valuation processes — from allowing DBKK to reap lost revenues from unassessed properties and to calculate an accurate valuation for each property in line with others in its proximity.

GIS9: A flagship decision-making platform
Gs. Siti Zalina Binti Abu Bakar, Jabatan Perancangan Bandar dan Desa Negeri Sembilan

Negeri Sembilan’s flagship GIS platform – the Negeri Sembilan Geographical Information System (GIS9) – is a database that integrates the organisation’s geospatial data to support and improve decision-making capabilities across all Negeri Sembilan government departments.

The flagship platform was created to monitor the implementation of its development plans over time and enable information to be freely shared between local and state governments. In this session, you’ll find out how GIS9 goes beyond data management to influence urban planning by highlight zoning and development trends, and for special projects such as the Burial Ground Database, Malaysia Vision Valley project, the management of the quarry area and an action plan for Central Forest Spine (CFS).

Smart search and Insights for GIS
Rohini Sooriamoorthy, Statworks Group

Most organisations store their textual or spatial data in more than one system, but in order to use this data for critical decision making, it needs to be searchable. The ability to find patterns in your data provides your organisation with better insights to efficiently plan the deployment and management of resources and assets.

In this session, you will see how Voyager and Tibco Spotfire software integrate with ArcGIS, allowing you to search your organisation's GIS portal and server, combine data with other business information and perform business and spatial analytics that can answer questions like: Where is my best store? Why is there a huge volume of complaints in this area? How is my business performing? Where should I place my next asset?

Analytic Science
Insights for ArcGIS - Data driven decision making
Ili'aainaa Yaakop, Esri Malaysia

Insights for ArcGIS is a new user experience for web-based analysis available in ArcGIS 10.5. It focuses on simpler ways to work with spatial and business data to answer questions and realise patterns. In this session, we reveal the simple workflows behind generating valuable insights from your business data.

ArcGIS Pro: Next generation desktop
Fahmi Razali, Esri Malaysia

Welcome to the 'Pro' generation. The next evolution of desktop where ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcGlobe, ArcScene plus more are all in one full-featured application: ArcGIS Pro. In this session join we will discuss how you can leverage your existing Web GIS in ArcGIS Pro, and store, visualise, analyse and share data with your organisation quickly and seamlessly.

It's next generation desktop and it's here now!

The big picture: Imagery
Adam Muktar, Esri Malaysia

No longer prepared to let imagery take a back seat, the development team at Esri have supercharged applications like ArcGIS Pro and Portal for ArcGIS into high-powered image analysis engines.

Getting started with 3D
Kit Yeng Lo, Esri Malaysia

3D mapping has come a long way - there are new tools for visualisation and analysis. A common question: How do I get my organisation 3D ready?

In this session we will address the key principles for working in 3D; how these differ from 2D mapping; and when a 3D approach can be used effectively.

Local Government Benchmark: Results and Discussion
Azlina Mahad & Kartini Abu Hassan, Esri Malaysia

Drawing on key findings from the Local Government Benchmark Study, this interactive session will provide a demonstration of how GIS is supporting current local government initiatives – hear how local government agencies have already started applying technology to encourage a discussion around potential new applications of the technology moving forward.

Design Science
JTUWMA: An open approach to data sharing
Datuk Haji Safar Bin Untong, Sabah Lands and Surveys Department (SLSD)

As the custodian for cadastral data in the state of Sabah, the Sabah Lands and Surveys Department (SLSD) ensures access to the data by multiple users including other government departments, investors, privately-owned companies, as well as the public.

To do that, Jabatan Tanah dan Ukur Web Mapping Application (JTUWMA) was developed in 2012 with the objective “Access by anyone, at any time, anywhere, using any device”. This allowed users – especially those involved in land surveying and land valuation - to access land parcel information via laptop, personal computer or smartphone.

Join SLSD’s Datuk Haji Safar as he walks through the process of developing JTUWMA, the challenges faced and the plans for its future development.

A strategic approach to urban planning
Gs.Junainah Binti Abu Kasim, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur

City Planning System (CPS) was established with the mandate to plan and control urban development and turn Kuala Lumpur into a world-class city. In this presentation, Town Planner, Junainah Binti Abu Kasim, will share how DBKL used ArcGIS to accurately and quickly assess high-impact developments and how DBKL’s City Planning Department enhanced its urban planning strategy through the use of mapping technologies.

Seamless workflows with ArcGIS Apps
Nor Asilah Ramli, Esri Malaysia

From the field to the office and onto the broader community, Esri's latest range of super apps support the planning, coordination and delivery of operational effectiveness. In this session, we will reveal the best integrated workflows to leverage the right Esri app at the right time — every time.

Developer experience: The basics for non-developers – WebApp Builder
Hairunnisa Md Arus, Esri Malaysia

The ArcGIS Platform solves many business problems right out of the box, but when you need to do something more specific, it also offers many options for customisation by developers and non-developers alike. In this session we will reveal how you can create and manage apps that include mapping, visualisation and analysis - regardless of your developer experience.

Developer experience: Python API
Moey Min Ken, Esri Malaysia

Take your app to the next level - In this session we will take deeper dive into the options for developers. The ArcGIS API for Python is powerful, modern, and easy to use. We'll take a closer to look at the tools available to analyse, visualise and share your work including integration with Jupyter notebook.

Afternoon plenary
Did you know? The latest in ArcGIS
Firdaus Asri, Alvin Khaw & Wan Hamizi, Esri Malaysia

In this fast-paced session you’ll learn about some of the most exciting new features of ArcGIS Pro — from compelling 3D visualisation, imagery and animation to advanced business intelligence tools. Gain insights from the perspectives of our industry experts as they share their top picks from the latest release.

Unlock your identity: Road ahead and platform update
Azlina Mahad, Raja Bahjah & Amir Faisal, Esri Malaysia

After a full day of technology insights, our team will look to the future and give you a sneak-peek of what's next for ArcGIS and how you can unlock the power of The Science of Where.