FIG Peer Review Journal


Issues and Challenges in Managing Malaysia’s Marine Spatial Information Sharing (6796)

Mohammad Zakri Tarmidi, Abdul Rashid Mohamed Shariff, Zelina Zaiton Ibrahim, Ahmad Rodzi Mahmud and Abdul Halim Hamzah (Malaysia)
Mr. Mohammad Zakri Tarmidi
Universiti Putra Malaysia
44 Jalan Meranti 10
Taman Sri Pulai
Johor Bahru
Corresponding author Mr. Mohammad Zakri Tarmidi (email: zakritarmidi[at], tel.: +60137110180)

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Published on the web 2014-03-21
Received 2013-11-15 / Accepted 2014-02-06
This paper is one of selection of papers published for the FIG Congress 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and has undergone the FIG Peer Review Process.

FIG Congress 2014
ISBN 978-87-92853-21-9 ISSN 2308-3441


The integration between marine information management is important for a sustainable marine management, where it will balance the impact of environmental, social and economic of marine area. In Malaysia, the management of marine area has been autonomous, heterogeneous and distributed between each other, resulting in isolated marine spatial information. An interview with Malaysia’s marine organization was carried; 1) to identify current practice in implementing Geographical Information System GIS, 2) to identify the cooperation related to information system management inside the organization and 3) to obtain the views on cooperation between units, departments or organizations related, that is needed to improve the current information system in the future. Results show the need for close cooperation within the organization and a collaboration between organizations to integrate marine spatial information. With integrated marine information management, it will help in enabling rapid and right decisions through an environmental, social and economic way. It also will bring together the diverse communities that are involved in marine management.
Keywords: Geoinformation/GI; GSDI; Hydrography