ASIATODAY.ID, JAKARTA – The Indonesian government continues to strive to maintain and protect conservation areas and islands through naming topabumi islands and National Conservation Areas.
In administering the topographic names of National Conservation Areas and these islands, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries has innovated by building a Conservation Database Information System – web base and a Database Information System for Small Islands (Coastal and Marine).
Secretary of the Directorate General of Maritime and Marine Space Management, Kusdiantoro, explained that topography is the name given to topographic elements. Topographic naming is important to provide context and content on maps that generally cannot be obtained through remote sensing and is broadly related to other aspects such as social, historical, planning and cultural.
The stages of naming topography include activities of collecting, reviewing, announcing, responding, determining, or changing the name of topography.
“A topographical element is a place, location or entity that has special or important value for the people of a region, including natural elements such as islands and archipelagos, as well as artificial elements such as government administrative areas, built objects, special areas and populated places,” explained Kusdiantoro, quoted Tuesday (14/11/2023).
Kusdiantoro further said that in organizing the Toppabumi Naming activity, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries carried out the process of collecting data on topographic names (as a contributor), involvement in the topographic name study team (as a reviewer) and actively participating in the implementation of topographic names at the national and international levels in the session. United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN).
“The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries has a vision in implementing topographic names, namely the realization of an inventory of topographic name elements in the marine and fisheries sector supported by good documentation of activities,” he said.
The consistency and innovation of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries in protecting conservation areas and islands in Indonesia by naming it Rupabumi has borne fruit. Some time ago, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries won the Bhumandala Nama Topabumi award in the Ministry/Agency category which was organized by the Geospatial Information Agency in conjunction with the Asia Pacific Geospatial Forum event in Bali some time ago.
This award was given thanks to the initiation of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries in naming islands and National Conservation Areas as a form of attention and effort to protect conservation areas and islands in Indonesia. (AT Network)
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