1.0 ABOUT THE INFORMATION SYSTEM
The information system that will be evaluated in this paper is from Malaysia. This information system is used by one of the government department in Malaysia. The government department involved is Department of Survey and Mapping Malaysia or in Malay Jabatan Ukur dan Pemetaan Malaysia (JUPEM). JUPEM started in 1885 and actually one of the earliest departments in Malaysia where it main purpose is to perform survey and mapping activities within Malaysia and also country international boundaries. The vision of establishment of JUPEM is to make JUPEM an important organization that provide survey and mapping services outstandingly and together with geospatial data management to accomplish the nation’s vision.
The main functions of JUPEM is to advise the government in anything related to cadastral survey and mapping and also about the state and international boundaries and to provide complete and efficient cadastral information for issuing land, strata, and stratum titles.
The information system that interests me in this government department is a new established system called eKadaster (eCadastre). eKadaster is a development project initiated by the government of Malaysia but offered for further development to Precision Portal Sdn. Bhd. on 22nd December 2006. The main objective of eKadaster development is to shorten the time usually take to provide the owner with their land titles from previously 2 years to only 2 months. Other than that, the development of eKadaster is to create National Digital Cadastral Database (NDCDB) covering all Peninsular Malaysia. Moreover, the objective of developing eKadaster is to integrate eKadaster and eTanah (eLand) towards faster and efficient integrated spatial information delivery system.
The project was commissioned by Final Acceptance Test (FAT) on May 15, 2009. The development of this eKadaster project involving restructuring the existed cadastral system which is National Cadastral Data Management Systems (CDMS), State Survey Office Automation System (SAPD) and Total Station System (STS), which includes 14 sites in Department of Survey and Mapping for every Districts and Cadastral Section.
The development of this project also involved all the efforts of designing and creating a National Digital Cadastral Database (NDCDB). With the development of Cadastral Control Infrastructure (CCI) to NDCB that are based on Coordinate Survey Workbench can help in replace State Cadastral Database (DCDB) that was not homogenous. All survey work for strata titles and ownership that are usually been done manually, now can be process digitally and store in a database of Survey Strata/Stratum/Marine (PDUSSM).
Jupem's modernization systems began with the starting computerization of its cadastral office and field framework dependent upon mechanizing the manual systems and the ensuing change with the presentation of Geographical Information System (GIS) technology. The prior framework improved was...