15/03/2012

* Training: Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment get trained in QGIS

 






Latihan: Kementerian Sumber Asli dan Alam Sekitar mendapat latihan QGIS

Kementerian Sumber Asli dan Alam Sekitar (NRE), seperti jabatan saya, telah lama menggunakan perisian GIS berlesen tetapi tahap kesedaran yang kian meningkat serta populariti QGIS telah mendesak mereka meminta kami memberi latihan QGIS. Pusat Infrastruktur Data Geospatial Negara (MaCGDI) merupakan pusat NRE yang mengurus dan mempromosikan pembangunan data infrastruktur geospatial negara. Adalah hanya logikal bahawa Bhg. Penyelidikan dan Pembangunannya mengambil initiatif untuk mengkaji dan menilai QGIS. Bagaimana pun, saya cuba menerangkan bahawa perbandingan terus menerus antara QGIS dan GIS berlesen tidak adil dan prejudis atas pendirian mereka merupakan perisian GIS kerana sebenarnya mereka tidak sama in the sense of the word "GIS software". Saya tekankan agar mereka mengambilkira opportunity gain apabila OSS GIS diguna dan bagaimana ianya dapat menguntungkan dari aspek kewangan, lebih-lebih lagi, dari aspek manfaat dalam prestasi kerja di pejabat. Ini satu perkara yang ramai tak nampak apabila mereka menganalisis OSS GIS bersama GIS berlesen dimana ini merupakan satu mata yang amat penting bagi OSS GIS yang tidak diutarakan dalam debat ini. Kadangkala saya tertanya sama ada orang betul-betul faham apa yang saya maksudkan. Kami berharap tidak lama lagi akan kami dapat memperolehi laporan Kajian Penilaian QGIS kelak. Seramai 10 orang menyertai latihan QGIS yang diadakan pada 15-16.3.2012 di Ibu Pejabat NRE, Putrajaya. Tapi yang syok sekali adalah saya dapat menpengaruhi beberapa orang agar menggunapakai Ubuntu :-D

Training: Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment get trained in QGIS

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE), like my department, traditionally uses  proprietary GIS but the recent increasing awareness and popularity of QGIS made it desirous for them to request us to train them in QGIS. The Malaysia Centre for Geospatial Data and Infrastructure (MaCGDI)  represents a NRE centre that manages and promotes the development of geospatial data infrastructure for Malaysia. It was only logical that its R&D Division initiate a move to study and assess QGIS. I did however explain that direct comparison between QGIS and proprietary GIS would be unfair and prejudice just because they are GIS software does not make them equals in the sense of the word "GIS software". I stress that they ought to take into account the opportunity gain when an OSS GIS is used and how that gain not only can be translated into financial gain but more so in terms of office productivity gains. This is something many people do not see when they analyse OSS GIS against proprietary GIS thus a very strong point in favour of OSS GIS is lost along the debate. I sometimes wonder whether people even understand what I am trying to say. Hopefully we will can later get their evaluation report on QGIS. A total of 10 people attended the QGIS training held on 15-16.3.2012 at their Headquarters in Putrajaya. But my greatest pleasure was I managed to convert a few people to use Ubuntu :-D

Maklumbalas peserta
Ahmad Akhir Tompang
(See Anonymous comment)

Norhayati Abdullah
NA

Siti Zainun Mohamad
User-friendly, perlu banyak explore dengan real data


Nik Zamri Nik Sham
Yeah! No more piracy


Azamaliza Kamis
User-friendly, menjimatkan dan sangat sesuai digunakan oleh semua agensi kerajaan. Berbanding dengan software GIS lain, Quantun GIS ada kelebihan tersendiri.

Mohd.Rifi Mohd.Naseri
User-friendly, more interactive, easy to understand the method of processing data, free, dynamic, easy to update

Nurul Afzan Idris
NA

Mohd.Nadzri Poajan@Pajan
Pertama kali menggunakan perisian GIS, QGIS ini user-friendly, mudah difahami.

Mohd.Redzuan Abd.Rahim
User-friendly, free software, perlu lebih perhatian pada GRASS & SQL Query

Siti Nor Asniza Kamaruzaman
First time guna, senang, user-friendly, menarik dan best. Paling penting...free!!

3 comments:

  1. I think QGIS would benefit in terms of licensing cost in the long run for my agency.

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    1. I believe it will but not just your agency, in fact, any agency that requires a GIS software! They just need to give QGIS a try but without any prejudice. I do not think that is asking too much.

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