Institute of Geospatial Science & Technology (INSTeG), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) has recently organized a 2-day national workshop on underground utilities mapping namely “Workshop on Total Solution for Acquiring Underground Utilities’ As-Built Information for Today & Future Development” on 26th and 27thMarch 2014 at KSL Hotel & Resort and Faculty of Geoinformation & Real Estate (FGHT) respectively. This 2nd series workshop jointly organized by Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Department of Survey and Mapping Malaysia (JUPEM), RDG Supply Sdn. Bhd., Implementation Coordination Unit (ICU) and Local Government Department (JKT) was held with a great success as it warmly received about 60 participants from various utility mapping related industry, government agencies, statutory bodies, state authorities and organizations.
Basically this workshop anticipated in sharing the knowledge of some practical issues on non-destructive imaging for underground utility mapping from the point of view of the industrial experts as well as the scientific research particularly by the INSTeG. The objectives of this workshop are;
- To provide the state-of-the-art knowledge of underground utility mapping;
- To provide a hands-on training using adequate approaches and technologies in acquiring as-built information of the buried utilities; and
- To promote awareness on the importance of using appropriate skills and safety operation guidelines in acquiring as-built information of the buried utilities.
The organizers would like to express great gratitude to all participants and we envisaged that this workshop has drawn positive awareness to stakeholders, data custodian, operational personnel and data users on the importance of appropriate practice and safe operation procedures in underground utilities mapping.