MRT Corp and Defence Geospatial Division (BGSP) were selected from more than 100,000 organisations worldwide to receive SAG Awards for 2019 in recognition of their innovation and excellence in applying mapping and spatial analytics.
The awards were announced at the world’s largest geospatial event: the Esri User Conference in San Diego.
MRT Corp: Optimising development and design through BIM-GIS integration
MRT Corp received the award for the Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya (SSP) Geospatial Portal— the first cloud-based GIS deployment in Asia that utilises Microsoft Azure and fully integrates BIM and Reality Modelling in a GIS-enabled web portal.
The SSP rapid transit line is part of the Kuala Lumpur’s rail-based public transport network connecting citizens and visitors in the Klang Valley and helping to restructure the city’s public transport system and alleviate its severe traffic congestion.
The Portal enables dynamic 3D real-time modelling that provides valuable data on the topographical, geological, structural, and environmental elements of the line’s construction site. Incidents can also be visualised and reviewed for insight-driven safety assessments.
Investigations into these circumstances can be conducted and solutions provided to identify, address, and resolve multiple risks. Reducing these hurdles contribute to the SSP line being completed on time and within budget.
As a result, design and coordination productivity has increased by 35%, as the project teams are aligned in making informed and calculated decisions.
For a closer look at the SSP Geospatial Portal, watch this presentation from MRTC at the 2018 Esri Malaysia User Conference.
BGSP: A real-time response to natural disasters
BGSP was recognised for Centralised GeoCentric Disaster Management — a collaborative platform built to help anticipate and better respond to natural disasters.
The platform was put to task during a flood disaster and played an important role in collecting and sharing real-time data. This helped relevant agencies to work together to coordinate rescue missions, prioritise critical areas, and optimise resource distribution.
Simultaneously, the collective results provided detailed and accurate reports for the higher command echelons to provide a faster and informed response to major incidents.