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Sharing and cooperation in geo-information technology
Aziz, T. Lukman

International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. Vol. XXXII, Part 6. Bandung-lndonesia 1999
Sukendra Martha
Drs. Sukendra Martha, MSc., MAppSc. is a Head of Training Division of Surveys and Mapping, / Geography Researcher at
Bakosurtanal, Cibinong, Indonesia.
When surveys and mapping become a spatial information industry, there is a challenge for Training Division for Surveys and
Mapping (TDCM), the National Coordination Agency for Surveys and Mapping (Bakosurtanal) to improve the training systems in
order to improve the professional skills not only in internal Bakosurtanal, but also intersectoral, interdepartmental, or even global. To
implement the training improvement in the future, there are many aspects to be considered. These include human resources (trainer’s
qualification), budget, laboratory classroom, dormitory, and other supporting facilities, and management. Other important factors are
also curriculum, training method, media, as well as training programs. This article deals with such matters identifying the previous,
existing and future activities of surveys and mapping training.
Since Bakosurtanal was established in 1969, activities on
education and training of surveys and mapping could not be
separated from the substance of surveys and mapping activities.
This is because surveys and mapping works are always related
to skilled personals or trained human resources itself. Other
reason is that surveys and mapping is an activity which full of
technological substances, need to be operated by the skill
Starting from the end of the year 1998, organizational unit
called Balai Pendidikan dan Latihan Survei dan Pemetaan
(Balai Diklat Surta) or Training Division of Surveys and
Mapping (TDSM). which is responsible for training in
Bakosurtanal was established. TDSM has responsibility to
conduct surveys and mapping training, and has some functions
such as: formulating training programs; conducting training and
its cooperation; managing training facilities; and conducting
TDSM’s administration. By this new organizational structure,
TDSM starts improving the program and operational training on
surveys and mapping fields.
Past Activities
Since 1977, the financial supports (undergovemmental budget
or under foreign aid) to train personnel has been generated.
However, limited budget will not run the ideal program to train
the numbers of persons and also their quality.
It is almost impossible to train professional skills on surveys
and mapping in the future in this country without enough
financial support.
Based on the training results, TDSM has trained not less than
4000 participants in technical
Courses on surveys and mapping ( this includes Geodesy,
Geography, Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems,
Cartography, Photogrammetry etc.). In formal education,
TDSM has also trained 259 persons in Diploma courses, 99
persons in undergraduate and graduate courses (Sarjana 1
degree), 93 persons in Masters degree, and 16 persons in
Doctoral degree. In more detailed, training results can be shown
on Table 1.
Present Activities
In this year (1999/2000), TDSM will conduct several courses,
consisting of Digital Image Processing; Desktop Cartography;
Remote Sensing and GIS; Resources Remote Sensing with
Image Interpretation and Integrated Surveys Approach; and
Natural Resources Inventory.
a. Digital Image Processing Course
This course is aimed to improve the capability of 10
Bakosurtanal’s staffs in understanding, processing and
analyzing digital satellite images (with emphasis on digital
image concept, enhancement, filtering, quantitative and
qualitative image classification).
b. Desktop Cartography Course
This training is to improve the technical knowledge of 15
Bakosurtanal staffs in using hardware and software to make a
map design (cartographic) and for the purpose of map
production. This training will concentrates on graphical
drawing on map elements such as line, polygons, symbols,
annotation, diagram etc.