Ina Geoportal More Advanced than Google Maps
BANDUNG – Ina-Geoportal, a geospatial information portal for our archipelago built by the Geospatial Information Agency (BIG) and can be opened at http://tanahair.indonesia.go.id, is designed to be more sophisticated than Google Maps, said the head of BIG, Dr. Asep Karsidi.
“Google Maps is based on JPEG satellite images while Ina-Geoportal is an interactive map for sharing, drag-and drop, and other things such as GIS application,” said Asep during the “Ina-Geoportal: One Map, One Solution” talk show to commemorate the 17th Rise of National Technology Day in Sabuga Building, ITB Bandung, on Saturday.
Therefore, he called on all parties to make a thematic map based on the base map supplied by BIG (formerly known as Bakosurtanal), which, in addition to being free, easily accessible, and can also be accounted for, to not take [the data] from any party other than from BIG or Google.
“The law No. 4/2011 on Geospatial Information authorizes BIG as the only agency to make base maps. That was because BIG makes maps based on geodetic control nets system using a contour or three-dimensional layer,” he said.
He also affirmed that the law No. 4/2011 protects Indonesia from the possibility of geospatial data misuse that will harm the nation. Therefore, although the national spatial data is open, it remains constrained by security code for a number of specific data.
“Google also has visited me asking about the new law, as under the law Indonesia must authorize the geospatial information. The data built by Google on Indonesia must have the permission from the Indonesian government,” he said.
According to him, as long as it does not violate the law, [Google] can continue making the geospatial data because the maps built by Google is a positive thing and beneficial to the community. He also allows Google to use Ina-Geoportal’s spatial data should Google choose to do so.
“But don’t let it be a case where the international community gets unjustified info about us or if there is a third party using Google Maps and abusing it,” he said.
By the end of 2012, said Asep, he will have finished updating the archipelago’s base map with an accuracy of 1:250,000, which will be improved upon to 1:50,000, 1:25,000, and up to 1:1,000 as mandated by the Act where people’s yards will be clearly visible, but this is a hard task to do.
Meanwhile, Dodi Sukmayadi, the BIG Head of Network Systems and Data Spatial Systems, showed off how to operate Ina Geoportal in a live talk show where a number of agencies such as the Ministry of Public Works, Ministry of Rural Development and others have already started to be nodes of BIG’s Ina-Geoportal.
He hoped that all ministries, agencies and local governments are willing to integrate their data and share it with Ina-Geoportal on the condition that they have data center, metadata and clearing unit that would validate the data.
Comments from Kaskus:
Aaaahh ….. it is really slow to open the maps, boss.
I still couldn’t get the maps even with an internet speed of 1.5 mbps
Yep .. still slow .. Maybe this is the side effect of being too sophisticated …
Google Earth is still smoother and more pleasant
He said [Ina-Geoportal is] more sophisticated. Does Indonesia already have its own geographic satellite???
Opening the site is like opening a 3gp porn video site
There is still something lacking..
If I zoom in to its maximum,
the map doesn’t even show up
It’s different from Google Maps,
even though it’s using images, I can still show the map ..
It’s good only in theory since I still can’t enjoy it due to its slowness
I’ll still keep using Google Maps.
Made from abroad is definitely better than Made in Indonesia.
Zilia: [responding to sapibuntinx]
Don’t be like that, boss.. There’s no harm in giving it a try…
Went surfing at the crime scene just now. It’s really really cool, boss
Awesome… Indonesia is getting more advanced [technologically] and not just in terms of KKN….
Google Maps has more complete basic maps.
As I am only a regular person, I only use the basic maps.
How come it looks a lot like this: arcgis.com
How come it looks the same as this address:
Better than Google? Of course it is… Their application is still new but they really sounded so arrogant …
It’s really slow to open, boss,
whereas I have no problems browsing other sites
blastt: [responding to Zilia]
I’ve really tried, boss, and I’ve had enough
Have you checked out Ina-Geoportal yet? What do you think of it? Is it more advanced than Google Maps?