ITB Open Diploma Program for Surveying and Mapping

Bogor – Need expert Surveying and Mapping (Surta), both at the level of institutions and governments are very short. In fact, Indonesia with extensive geographic coverage must continue to create new experts.

To meet these needs, the Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB) to develop potential energy by opening a single diploma (D1) along Geospatial Information Agency (BIG).

“In BIG himself, to force Surta only counted dozens and age works already over 15 years old. Looking ahead, we need at least 2,000 operators Surta will be deployed in Indonesia,” said Principal Secretary BIG Simpson Suparwati on the sidelines of the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU ) between ITB and BIG in Cibinong, Bogor, on Friday (15/8).

According to Taylor, Surta energy required to make observations, land surveying, and mapping. Includes the collection and transfer of data from the field to the map and vice versa.

At local government level (local government), these experts can work in the Planning Office or the Regional Planning Agency (Bapeda).

Dean of the Faculty of Earth Sciences and Technology ITB, Prof. A Subroto Eddy explained, based on those needs, since 2011 has conducted a new assessment and this time the program is opened ITB.

“This is arguably the ITB and the BIG pilot project. The opening of the initial force, focused for prospective students from institutions and local governments, given the need for urgency,” he said.

Nevertheless, the future does not demand the possibilities open to the general public after graduating high school (SMA).

“Looking ahead, the profession is promising. Not for the institution or the government. But also companies that require workers Surta. Especially to prepare experts to enter the Asean Economic Community in 2015,” he added.

Diploma Program of the studies of Surveying and Mapping will begin on August 25 with the academic year 2014-2015 and is housed on the campus Jatinangor, Bandung. While the teaching staff will be filled practitioners from ITB and BIG.

Author: Vento Saudale / EPR

Source: Jakarta Globe

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