The winners of Indonesia's prestigious GeoInnovation Awards were announced today 22 August 2019 at the country's largest geospatial event - the Esri Indonesia User Conference held at Raffles Hotel Jakarta.
The inaugural awards ceremony is an industry-first and aims to showcase inspiring geospatial innovation in Indonesia. The award recognizes both public and commercial organisations for their innovative use of geospatial technology in addressing real-world challenges in industries and communities.
The awards were given by Jack Dangermond, Founder and President of global mapping giant Esri, Dr. A Istamar, CEO of Esri Indonesia, and Leslie Wong, Managing Director of Esri South Asia.
The recipients of the prestigious award include DKI Jakarta Provincial Government, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR), Badan Meteorologi, Klimatologi, dan Geofisika (BMKG) and Pertamina Hulu Energi.
“The winners of the GeoInnovation Award are demonstrating how geospatial technology is key in enabling digital transformation, building more progressive organisations and creating safer communities,” Dr Istamar said.
“They tested the bounds of what geospatial technology can do to solve some very pressing and real problems, for which there are no traditional solutions,” he said.
“Their actionable leadership and forward-thinking approach to digital transformation are truly remarkable and we at Esri Indonesia are confident that their efforts will contribute in inspiring a nation of spatial thinkers.”
The winning projects of the GeoInnovation Award winners include:
1. DKI Jakarta
Jakarta Satu is a Smart Community initiative of the government of DKI Jakarta, which aims to leverage geospatial technology to integrate, analyse and disseminate spatial data to support data-driven public policy making. It is also to ensure that ongoing city developments can make the lives of their citizens better, today and into the future.
2. Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR)
As part of efforts to align the management of spatial data with the One Map policy, MEMR’s Centre of Data and Information Technology Unit developed a Web-GIS platform called ESDM One Map Indonesia – using ArcGIS Enterprise – that is to offer spatial information on geological potentials, working fields, upstream oil and gas data and power infrastructure.
The application currently manages over 100 layers of spatial data sourced from different sectors within MEMR, including Oil and Gas, Mineral and Coal, New Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation, Electricity, Geology, and Research and Development. Not only it presents the data in insightful dashboards, it also provides authoritative data dissemination for Oil and Gas Working Area, Mining Business License Area, Geothermal Working Area, Electricity Infrastructure, Oil and Gas Infrastructure, and Potentials (Resources and Reserves) of New Renewable Energy and Geology. This application would increase information transparency for the community as well as well as helping decision makers to make well-informed decisions.
3. Pertamina Hulu Energi (PHE)
There are 60 active PHE working areas from the most western to the eastern border of Indonesia, with all blocks expected to produce approximately 80,000 barrel of oil equivalents. The acquisition of a substantial new working area over the past three years has led to PHE becoming one of the nation’s largest oil companies. Operationally, this means that the company must process huge amounts of data from multiple sources. PHE XD World is a geospatial infrastructure platform where PHE users can access all the information related to the assets they need. This system is designed for quick, real-time access and assessment (subsurface, production, surface facilities, acquisition, etc.)
4. Badan Meteorologi, Klimatologi, dan Geofisika (BMKG)
BMKG created an innovative Weather Traffic Prediction application, a weather information product produced from the NDF system (National Digital Forecast) which will serve as a key landline product for various large islands in Indonesia such as Sumatra, Java Kalimantan. This comes part of BMKG’s Innovation 4.0 initiative which involves advanced use of GIS to process IoT data, incorporating Big Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence.
The Esri Indonesia User Conference, which gathered more than 600 professionals and key stakeholders, is the largest geospatial conference in the country to date.
According to Dr A Istamar, Esri Indonesia is working closely with organizations across a variety of industries to nurture the country’s growing spatial community.
In fact, prior to the Esri Indonesia User Conference, Esri Indonesia hosted a well-attended specialized industry group on Natural Resources Group which consisted of Oil and Gas, Mining and Plantations.