What role does GIS have in ensuring Malaysia's long-term sustainability?

When it comes to green growth and building a sustainable future, what role does spatial technology hold?

86 professionals working in the local government sector were recently asked how important they believe GIS is to Malaysia's sustainability – and their answers may surprise you.

To see how you compare, simply answer the following question.

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How important is GIS in planning for a sustainable future?

Your results are in...

  • GIS is essential
  • GIS is moderately important
  • GIS is not important
  • I haven't considered the role of GIS

You believe GIS is essential to ensuring a sustainable future – and you’re not alone. In the Local Government Benchmark Study – the nation's first comprehensive research into the role of GIS in building communities – 93 per cent of survey respondents indicated GIS is essential to sustainability. Most respondents indicated they currently use GIS technology across multiple areas of their local government’s sustainability initiatives – with 75 per cent indicating it’s used for town planning and more than half indicating it’s used for environmental analysis.

For more information, explore the graphs below or register to receive a full copy of the Local Government Benchmark Study by completing the form on the right.


How important do you believe GIS technology is in planning for a sustainable future?



How does your local government leverage GIS technology when planning for a sustainable future?


Like 7 per cent of your industry peers, you believe that GIS is moderately important to ensuring a sustainable future.

In the Local Government Benchmark Study – the nation's first comprehensive research into the role of GIS in building communities – the majority of respondents indicated the technology is already widely used across Malaysia's sustainability initiatives in areas such as environmental management, green growth policy development, population growth modelling, public safety management, and town and transport planning. In fact, only 2 percent of survey respondents indicated they don’t already use GIS for city planning.

For more information, explore the graphs below or register to receive a full copy of the Local Government Benchmark Study by completing the form on the right.


How important do you believe GIS technology is in planning for a sustainable future?



How does your local government leverage GIS technology when planning for a sustainable future?


While you may not currently see GIS as important to ensuring sustainability, you may be interested to learn it already underpins a broad range of Malaysia’s green growth initiatives.

In the Local Government Benchmark Study – the nation's first comprehensive research into the role of GIS in building communities – three quarters of respondents indicated they currently use GIS technology across multiple areas of their local government’s sustainability initiatives. 75 per cent indicated it’s used for town planning and more than half indicated it’s used for environmental analysis.

Furthermore, many of the country’s largest cities – including Kuala Lumpur – rely on GIS to ensure current and proposed developments are positioned in safe, sustainable locations.

For more information, explore the graphs below or register to receive a full copy of the Local Government Benchmark Study by completing the form on the right.


How important do you believe GIS technology is in planning for a sustainable future?



How does your local government leverage GIS technology when planning for a sustainable future?


While you may not have previously considered the role GIS technology holds in Malaysia’s green growth initiatives, you may be interested to learn 93 per cent of your industry peers believe the technology is essential to ensuring a sustainable future.

In the Local Government Benchmark Study – the nation's first comprehensive research into the role of GIS in building communities – 67 per cent of responents indicated they use GIS to conduct impact assessments and 47 per cent use it for visualisation and analysis – which is important when planning for future housing developments or smart transport infrastructure.

For more information, explore the graphs below or register to receive a full copy of the Local Government Benchmark Study by completing the form on the right.


How important do you believe GIS technology is in planning for a sustainable future?



What GIS capabilities currently support your city planning initiatives?


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The Local Government Benchmark Study will be released at the end of 2017.

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