MASS Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) emerged as one of the winners at the 2018 Esri Malaysia User Conference held at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on 25 October 2018.
Esri Malaysia is Malaysia’s foremost authority on Geographic Information System (GIS) technology and more specifically, Esri’s world-leading ArcGIS platform.
The Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Project was triumphant in the GeoInnovation Award, an award that recognises both public and commercial organisations for their innovative use of geospatial technology in addressing real-world challenges in industries and communities.
The project ousted over a thousand other organisations that were assessed. MRT Corp received this award together with Perbadanan Putrajaya, Jabatan Kerja Raya Sabah, Bahagian Geospatial Pertahanan, Polis DiRaja Malaysia, U Mobile Sdn Bhd and Majlis Bandaraya Iskandar Puteri.
Using the application of GIS technology for the MRT Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya (SSP) Line to foster collaborative environment between decision makers across the transportation industry, it has set the benchmark for other organisations looking to undertake the same initiative.
MRT Corp is also the first organisation to use a cloud-based GIS deployment in Asia that fully integrates with Building Information Modelling and Reality Modelling to support the construction of the MRT SSP Line.
MRT Corp was represented by Planning and Design Department Deputy General Manager Mr Yeap Beow Heng and Senior Manager Encik Aswadi Yusof during the presentation ceremony.
At the conference, Aswadi also gave a presentation titled ‘An Exciting New Era for Infrastructure Design.’ In his presentation he explained the application of Esri’s software in the MRT Project. Using the software, soil conditions of the upcoming underground stations that are to be built for the project can be assessed prior to construction works.
A 3D visual representation of the upcoming Titiwangsa MRT Station was also shown to the audience to further understand the incorporation of Esri’s software to the MRT Project.