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Development of marine digital database system for navigational aid in coastal areas

Mahmud, Mohd. Razali and Ghazali, Noorzalianee (2006) Development of marine digital database system for navigational aid in coastal areas. In: Hydrography Survey: Current Trends, Techniques and Applications. Penerbit UTM, Johor , 316 - 325. ISBN 978-983-52-0581-1

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Abstract

Toward the growth of economy, Malaysia as one of maritime countries has invested a huge amount of money in marine development, majorly in form of services, infrastructure and safety of the marine environment. Situated in South East Asia, Malaysia has the potential to become one of the major leaders in the maritime industries based on her strategic location for the development of maritime activities such as recreations, shipping, coastal development and explorations. Part of the effects of these rapid developments in these areas will be the change in standard of life as well negative consequences on the environmental conditions. The two factors actually have a balance relationship – a damaged coastal environment will decrease the quality of life but at the same time the development of the coastal area can increase the standard of life of the people in the area. In order to minimize the impacts of development in this particular areas, one systematic method needs to be developed purposely for the monitoring and maintenance of the coastal activities. It can as well be extended in decision making and navigational tools for local authorities or certain agencies that are responsible to the critical areas such as ports and harbors. Such a system must adopts an integrated approach, which takes the interest of all sectors into considerations and dealt with the economic, social, environmental and ecological issues as well.

Item Type:Book Section
Subjects:Unspecified
Divisions:Geoinformation Science And Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:25665
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:23 May 2012 07:41
Last Modified:23 May 2012 08:13

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