Geospatial Data Accuracy

Geospatial Data Accuracy and its legal implications in the Malaysian Context

1598 reads | Posted by Admin | 23/10/10

E-Banking to pay Quit Rent

Please logon to to check out the land dues balance and proceed to E-Banking payment through Aliance Bank.

This department has implemented E-Banking Service in order to facilitate land owners to make online payment through Alliance Bank.

Land owners can check and print the balance of the quit rent and bring to any Alliance Bank branches within Malaysia for payment at the counter. The departmental land offices counters are still available for payment.

You also click on the icon [QUIT RENT] on the homepage !

1359 reads | Posted by Doria.Tai | 19/07/10

LaDESS FAQ Is released


The department would like to thank all the legal firms that have provided feedbacks on the newly implemented system LaDESS and a new document has been released to enable the users to have a better understanding of how to use LaDESS.

This document is entitled "LaDESS FAQ Version 1.0". The need for this FAQ document arises from the fact that LaDESS is a web-based application that has been developed to operate through the internet and hence, LaDESS needs to endure the stress of cyber threats. This is the reason why certain keystrokes and intnernet browser functions are not allowed in this application.

1041 reads | Posted by Doria.Tai | 11/05/10

Communal Title - One title to protect villagers

TONGOD (Sabah): The introduction of communal land titles would help prevent natives from selling their properties for quick profit.

Sabah Land and Survey Department Director Datuk Osman Jamal said in the past, many natives who were given land by the government sold it or fell prey to various schemes.

38723 reads | Posted by Doria.Tai | 18/04/10 | (Read More)

Frozen Britain as seen from Satellite

This striking image taken by Nasa's Terra satellite on 7 January 2010 shows the UK deep in the clutches of the current cold snap.

1058 reads | Posted by Doria.Tai | 18/04/10

Ulu Papar Expedition in the Crocker Range


From 11 to 24 Jan 2010, a team of 27 people trekked through the forests and cultural landscapes of Ulu Papar to collect data on the importance of this area to the indigenous Dusun people living in the villages of Longkogungan, Kalanggaan, Pongobonon and Terian.

Conducted jointly by Sabah Parks, Pacos, GDF and the communities of Ulu Papar, this expedition team carried out participatory mapping exercises, household livelihoods and demography surveys, participatory video interviews and snapped some amazing photographs of the landscapes and peoples of Ulu Papar.

Data collected from this expedition will be consolidated into a set of ethnobiological databases that will inform the negotiations between Sabah Parks and the Ulu Papar communities on the opportunities for the collaborative management of this area.

Funded by: Darwin Initiative UK
Location: Sabah, Malaysian Borneo

795 reads | Posted by Doria.Tai | 18/04/10

3D Google Building Maker

Help Map Your City in 3D with Google Building Maker

Crowdsourcing is an increasingly popular way to tackle big problems — both Facebook and Google are taking this approach to translating the web into multiple languages.

Now Google is leveraging the wisdom of the crowds for another purpose: the Building Maker tool helps users make accurate 3D models of buildings for representation in Google Earth().

Using Google-provided aerial photographs, you essentially overlay appropriate 3D shapes on top of several different views of a building to construct an accurate model of it. When finished, submit your building to Google() for review. If approved, the model will be added to the 3D Buildings layer in Google Earth.

1026 reads | Posted by Doria.Tai | 18/04/10



LaDESS is the acronym for "Land Dealings Electronic Submission System". This is the latest web application developed for the upgrading of the Departmental Delivery System  to the Rakyat in the processing of land dealings for leases titles such as PL, CL and TL. The system has been developed based on Blue Ocean Strategy to allow the Central Registry to leapfrog in the land dealings processing deploying the latest technologies in a re-engineered working environment, resulting in a win-win scenario for both legal firms and department where cases are submitted and processed in digital manner.

34139 reads | Posted by Doria.Tai | 01/04/10 | (Read More)

How to recycle your technology gadgets


How-to: recycle your old gadgets

We see a lot of gadgets come in the door here at Engadget. In fact, getting them in the door is actually the easy part... it's getting them back out that's a bit confusing. Recycling -- something that most of us do on a day-to-day basis with our trash -- is a bit stickier when it comes to gadgets. In recent years, however, most major consumer electronics companies have stepped up their games a bit and begun "take back" recycling programs of their own. There are a lot of resources out there if you want to rid yourself of old gadgets in a responsible way, but it can be a pretty overwhelming prospect, especially if (like us) you have an actual pile of old cellphones which has been growing since 1998. We thought about that a lot, and decided to try to make sense of all the wild masses of information out there on the internet, and to provide our readers a central location to look for all that information. Read on and see what we've come up with!

Like we said, there is a ton of information available, and countless companies that recycle electronics independently. What follows is a guide to individual companies' recycling programs (if they have them), and a list of general and governmental resources that are well-respected and reputed within the industry. Every company handles take back and recycling a bit differently, so be sure to read all of their information before making the decision as to how to handle your old gadgets. For instance, if your mobile phone manufacturer doesn't have a recycling program -- check with your carrier, or one of the independent resources listed. We've done our best to hit all the bases, but feel free to hit us up if we've missed something so that we can add it -- and good luck -- we hope the list helps you reclaim some storage space!

845 reads | Posted by Doria.Tai | 24/03/10

Space Picture of the year 2009


In the first of our Pictures of Year galleries, we look at the best space images we received this year. This image provided by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows brilliant blue stars wreathed by warm, glowing clouds. The festive portrait is the most detailed view of a young stellar grouping, called R136 in the 30 Doradus Nebula

1058 reads | Posted by Doria.Tai | 17/03/10