Department of Survey and Mapping Malaysia, Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory, 50578, Malaysia
The Global Surveyors’ Day 2019 – The Malaysian Edition (GSD2019) is the first festivity of its kind being organised at a national level, where the contribution and involvement of the geomatic and land surveyors’ profession in Malaysia’s nation-building are being celebrated. The celebration is a one-week event, beginning from 21st March 2019 until 26th March 2019, with the main event being the Department of Survey and Mapping Malaysia’s Open Day and the officiating ceremony of GSD2019 by YB Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources. The celebration is much supported by the Board of Licensed Land Surveyors Malaysia (LJT), Association of Authorised Land Surveyors Malaysia (PEJUTA) and Royal Institute of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM). Apart from celebrating surveyors all around Malaysia, the event is organised to create awareness and promote the many domains and services of geomatic and land surveying profession have to offer to the public. Namely, from terrestrial-based services like cadastral survey, terrestrial scanning and subsurface mapping, to airborne mapping services that utilise the UAV, LIDAR and oblique photogrammetry technology, followed with the hydrographic and geodetic survey, and not to mention Qiblah verification and astronomical calculation. In truth, even the sky has no limit for a surveyor. Aside from that, tertiary and secondary students are given the opportunity to interact with prominent surveyors from academia, private and public sectors and understand further about the surveying profession. The public can also appreciate the contribution of surveyors by witnessing and experiencing first-hand the various type of spatial analysis that can be optimised for decision making. Thus, at the end of the day, visitors and the public can realise that surveyors, truly do express the world in many forms and the spatial information resultant from the services carried out by surveyors enable smarter decision making.