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August 14th, 2013
Indonesia Focuses on Geospatial Information for Defence

BIG has established a close cooperation with the Directorate of Army Topographic (Dittopad) to synergize activities in support of defense systems. A recent visit from Dittopad BIG led by Colonel Dedy CTP Hadria on Friday, July 26, 2013 in the Office of BIG, Cibinong was welcomed by the Head of BIG, Asep Karsidi, Plt. Deputy IGD, Edwin Hendrayana, Deputy IGT, Priyadi Kardono, as well as Deputy IIG, Joseph Surachman Djajadiharja.

BIG head, Asep said in his speech that they will integrate the programs with Dittopad to avoid overlap in the conduct of military emergency in the interest of national defense as well as in maintaining the efficient use of the state budget. This was done to realize the One Map Policy. Asep Karsidi hope that in the future there is a continuous program to improve the sustainability of progress Geospatial Information (GI) in the world of military equipment and infrastructure through the implementation of IG.

Meanwhile, Director Dittopad, Colonel Dedy Hadria CTP, said that the visit was in the framework of friendship and asked for help from BIG to providing geospatial data and information in the form of field activities and training to improve the ability of HR Dittopad mainly to analyze the battlefield. This was done to support the advancement of geospatial information, as Indonesia has a very wide area and required qualified human resources in maintaining the Homeland. 

At the end of the meeting, the two committed to realizing a reliable defense system for Indonesia through the implementation of accurate geospatial information.