New app for Kuala Lumpur folk to access detailed maps


Mahadi (front, left) exchanging the MoU with Rosli at the signing ceremony held at Menara DBKL 1.

CITY folk and stakeholders can now obtain plans detailing land use in Kuala Lumpur via an online platform as part of efforts to digitalise services in the capital.

The eMAP CPS platform, which is open to the public, enables users to access maps with details about land use, zone types and plot ratio of a site.

Developed by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), it also allows users to obtain information such as demarcation, waterways and transport system of an area.

The files, available in PDF and shapefile formats, can be downloaded in coloured or grayscale form for a price, depending on the size.

Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Mahadi Che Ngah said eMAP was meant to simplify the process of obtaining official plans of the city.

“Stakeholders often need to access such information to decide on investments in an area and the appropriate strategies to adopt.

“With eMAP, they can get the information they require without having to come to DBKL,” he said when launching the platform at Menara DBKL 1 in Jalan Raja Laut.

He added that the ease of access would also benefit community groups and researchers who were interested to learn more about a particular area.

The mayor said that the applications for city plans could still be made physically via the One Stop Centre.

The launch of eMAP marked another milestone in DBKL’s effort to move its services from physical to digital platform.

On Oct 29 last year, DBKL launched the Kuala Lumpur Integrated Submission system for property owners to submit relevant documents to apply for small-scale renovations.

The eMAP event also saw the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between DBKL and Kuala Terengganu City Council.

The MoU was aimed at facilitating information sharing between the two local authorities on the challenges faced by local governments and seeking workable solutions.

Among areas covered were development controls, management and administration, enforcement and regulation, as well as tourism and community development.

Mahadi said the MoU was part of DBKL’s ongoing effort to forge strategic partnerships with other local authorities.

Kuala Terengganu mayor Rosli Latif said the cooperation saw valuable ideas from DBKL that could be applied in the east coast state’s capital.

Also present were DBKL department directors and Kuala Terengganu city councillors.

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