Profile of Mr Adipandang Yudono Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning

Adipandang  Yudono

Currently, I’m conducting Ph.D. research project with the title is The National Spatial Data Infrastructure Adoption for Spatial Planning Formulation. This research considers the issue of moving towards a consensus on sharing fundamental geospatial datasets to meet the public interest and geospatial standardization to achieve the geospatial information integration amongst government institutions and private agencies in national geospatial information provider.

General research interests

I love playing with Geographical Information System (GIS) to explore social sciences phenomena. Specifically, I am interested in land use suitability analysis and network analysis models correlating with planning policies and regulations.

PhD/Postdoctoral Research Title

National Spatial Data Infrastructure Adoption for Spatial Planning Formulation

PhD Abstract

This research focuses on National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) in relation to spatial planning formulation in Indonesia. The reason for selecting this topic is the fragmented manner of spatial data distribution amongst the Indonesian institutions responsible for spatial planning at present. Thus, spatial planning conflicts at different levels (e.g. province and municipality) or at similar levels (e.g. regency or municipality) often occur. Furthermore, a lack of spatial data management in spatial planning has led to the state spending considerable sums each year to produce, process and use geographic data for spatial planning purposes. Moreover, owing to a rather convoluted bureaucracy, cross-jurisdictional organisational circumstances have added a delicate political situation to accessing spatial data. Hence, this research considers the issue of moving towards a consensus on sharing fundamental geospatial datasets to meet the public interest and geospatial standardization to achieve the geospatial information integration amongst government institutions and private agencies in national geospatial information provider. The significance of this study is to highlight the processes and decisions made by the Indonesian government in order to explore the potential of a NSDI in supporting spatial planning formulation at different administrative levels. Therefore, this study represents an attempt to fill a knowledge gap regarding the operational implementation of NSDI in Indonesia.