In Indonesia, the government had been the primary compiler of national spatial data used such as to manage domestic natural resources, the national infrastructure and regional development plans. However, government ministries and other entities possessed and used their own such data-data that was not shared. As such, the government sought to minimize duplication in work and investment as well as delays in decision-making resulting from this piecemeal approach.
The government wanted to integrate the national spatial data possessed by all ministries and to make this available via a shared network system among multiple entities.
Geo-Spatial Information Agency (Badan Informasi Geospasial, or BIG) has acquired the know-how to create accurate national spatial data. The increased reliability of this data and the increase in the number of institutions and entities using it has resulted in greater efficiency in government operations and is greatly contributing to Indonesia’s overall economic development.
Integrating national spatial data from government ministries and local governments has promoted more efficient regional development planning.
All Indonesian citizens can access the BIG system through a portal site and easily obtain high-quality map data.
The sharing of national spatial data to support disaster management, such as the indexing of dangerous areas and disaster damage prediction, has been made possible.