GEODETIC WORKING GROUP MEETING NUMBER 1 YEAR 2022 | 20 SEPTEMBER 2022
Requirement of the Geodetic Working Group (KKG) No. 1/2022 chaired by YBrs. Mr. Dr. Ahmad Sanusi bin Che Cob, Surveying Director of the Geodetic Division (BUG), JUPEM was held online with all KKG members and face-to-face with officers from the Geodetic Surveying Division.
KKG was established in 1999 specifically for the states of Sabah and Sarawak through a resolution approved by the National Mapping and Spatial Data Committee (JPDSN) and then expanded to include the entire country in 2002.
The first KKG meeting was held on 11 February 1999 and the objectives of this KKG were as follows:
i. Review all geodetic activities for Malaysia;
i. Coordinate all geodetic activities between government agencies;
iii. Study and establish geodetic infrastructure for Malaysia; and
iv. Planning geodetic activities for the present and future.
KKG Meeting No. 1/2022 was attended by academics from various Educational Institutions such as Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) and also Ungku Omar Polytechnic (PUO) which is part has been appointed as chairman of the KKG Project Groups.
KKG has been divided into 6 Project Groups that have been designated to conduct research and activities based on the following matters:
i. Reference Frame;
i. Gravity Field and Geoid Modelling;
iii. Regional Geodynamics;
iv. Positioning and Application;
v. Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS); and
i. Marine Geodesy.
In addition, this meeting was also attended by several representatives of government and private agencies that actively carry out geodetic survey work such as the Malayan Metrology Department (MetMalaysia), the Malaysian Space Agency (MYSA), the Minerals and Geosciences Department (JMG), the National Hydrographic Center (PHN ) and Petronas Carigali Sdn. Bhd. who is appointed as a member of the Project Group.
The presence of the representatives of the agency also helps in contributing ideas as well as being able to strengthen knowledge and knowledge sharing related to geodetic surveying in Malaysia through the activities of their respective KKG Project Groups.
Presentations of the latest reports and studies as well as various Project Group activities were presented by the respective Project Group Chairmen in this meeting. In addition, the nomination and appointment of new members was also highlighted in this meeting to replace the members of the group who retired and continue the legacy of geodetic surveying activities in this country so that it continues in the future.