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AGILE: GIScience Series Open-access proceedings of the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe
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Articles | Volume 3
AGILE GIScience Ser., 3, 62, 2022
AGILE GIScience Ser., 3, 62, 2022
11 Jun 2022
11 Jun 2022

Acceleration of Human Resource Development for the UAV data processing in Indonesia

Winhard Tampubolon1, Wolfgang Reinhardt2, and Franz-Josef Behr3 Winhard Tampubolon et al.
  • 1Center for Standardization and Institutional Affair, Geospatial Information Agency of Indonesia, Bogor, Indonesia
  • 2AGIS, University of Bundeswehr Munich, Munich, Germany
  • 3Department of Geomatics, Computer Science and Mathematics, Stuttgart University of Applied Science, Stuttgart, Germany

Keywords: competency, UAV, certification, standard

Abstract. Geospatial Information (GI) utilization needs acceleration in conjunction with the unprecedented improvement of GI technology infrastructures. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) is one instance that demonstrates some advantages by enabling on demand flexible geospatial data acquisition. However due to the frequent use of non-metric camera such as consumer grade cameras, it requires the calibration procedure in order to fulfil the acceptable geometrical accuracy. The relatively simple procedures and high resolution produced data are the major advantages of the UAV data acquisition. With a land area approximately five times of the Federal Republic of Germany, the provision of GI in Indonesia requires innovative acceleration strategies that also considers cost production efficiency moreover due to the preparation of human resource in GI as its primary component. In this case, certification and accreditation in GI area are still mandatory especially in conjunction with technological improvements and weather situation (cloud coverage) as the main constraints to be considered for the geodata acquisition in Indonesia. This process includes knowledges, skills and/or advancements as well as working behaviour relevant with the tasks and conditions in a so-called Competency Working Standards of Indonesia (SKKNI). In addition to the SKKNI, GI competency standards can also use relevant international standards or specific standards as a reference. Competency standards are the basic requirements for any activities related with the national GI provision. Based on analysis of the national interests, the qualification identifications can be performed by specific study in the context of business process and GI industry from the scope of above mentioned national/international view as well as particular (GI) industry.

Finally, this paper discusses and formulates the competency standards that can be used by corresponding stakeholders involved in the national GI provision from the actual regulation as well as technological/industrial perspectives. The standards of GI empowerments are fundamental especially in a situation where there are various technology and method available in the society as well as GI industry. For this purpose, the proper professional certification must be essentially well defined in order to prepare excellent GI human resources as the primary source for the provision of reliable GI data and information in a favour of the Large Scale Topographic Mapping (LSTM) and Updating acceleration program.

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