Brunei Darussalam has awarded a US$6.3 million project for delivery of the country’s National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI)

Through the project, geomatics software company CARIS will deliver its spatial database and web-mapping technology 

May 11, 2007 --  The primary contractor for the project is Selective Powertech Consulting of Brunei Darussalam, which has a specialization in information and communications technology consultation and implementation for e-government.

In addition to CARIS, the project team and major subcontractors include CARIS regional representative, Maicons Technology Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia); e-commerce and finance specialists, Dalplus Technologies (Brunei Darussalam) and GPS and positioning solutions provider, Global-Trak Systems Sdn Bhd (Brunei Darussalam).

Titled e-Map, this Brunei NSDI project is estimated to be completed over a twelve-month period. The main components of e-Map are Framework Data (vector, raster and grid), Products, Metadata, NSDI Catalogue, Data Warehouse and Online Business Applications. The primary proponents of the project are the Ministry of Development Departments of Survey, Land and Town & Country Planning.

“E-Map is a system which will disseminate information related to geographic, survey, land, development, town planning and other information over the Internet. It comprises of a group of subsystems, all of which will access a common set of databases,” explains Haji Mohammed Jamil bin Haji Mohammed Ali, Surveyor General of the Survey Department, Ministry of Development.

He noted that, “Through this infrastructure, Brunei will reduce duplication of effort among agencies, improve quality and reduce costs related to geographic information, make geographic data more accessible to the public, increase the benefits of using available data, establish key partnerships with government agencies, academia, public and the private sector, and increase data availability.”

The e-Map infrastructure will provide a common means to share geographical data among all users and promote the development of business applications that utilize spatial data. This will produce significant savings for data collection and use and enhance decision-making.

The common point of access for all e-Map online applications is an E-Map Portal. Applications will be delivered for online mapping, e-PPT land subdivision and consolidation, e-Planning for Town and Country Planning for land development, and e-Land land administration and taxation.


Established in 1979, CARIS develops and supports rigorous, technologically advanced geomatics software solutions. Its systems give value to spatial data and empower its customers with information that is meaningful.

CARIS Web, desktop and database technology integrate to provide a complete Enterprise Solution for governments offering cross-department interaction within a geospatial infrastructure. Such a software environment ensures currency, accuracy, and reliability of information while allowing for continued system evolution.

In addition to its New Brunswick headquarters, CARIS also operates subsidiary offices in The Netherlands, United States and Australia. There are also more than 30 resellers bringing sales and support of CARIS brand software to more than 70 countries. Further information about CARIS can be obtained from

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