- Partnership between US software firm Quantela & MAP2U for PLANMalaysia
- Authorities can access unlimited insights and data analytics on a single dashboard
Quantela and Malaysian-based Geographic Information System (GIS), MAP2U entered a partnership to roll out what they claim to be Malaysia’s first centralised platform for urban observatory and smart city services by 2025.
The move was done for PLANMalaysia, an agency under the Ministry of Housing and Local Government tasked with urban planning services.
Under its Smart City agenda, PLANMalaysia is involved in developing the Smart City blueprint, introducing the national Smart City platform, and Smart City accreditation, as well as promoting Smart City awareness and capacity-building efforts.
“We could see a big ambition in collaborating with MAP2U in our first citizen services solution project in Malaysia,” said Quantela chief executive officer, Amr Salem (pic).
MAP2U chief executive officer, Azhar Ismail saidt the partnership with Quantela offers value to PlanMalaysia by promoting the Standard Smart City Indicator ISO 37122 as part of Malaysia Urban Observatory (MUO) responsibilities.
Six city councils that will receive the rollout are Putrajaya, Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Petaling Jaya, and Kulim.
Phase one of the project is expected to be completed by December 2025. It includes creating a central platform that unifies urban observatory and digital citizen services platforms and integrates with IoT and non-IoT components across city councils.
The platform will give authorities to access insights and data analytics on a single dashboard.
The partnership hopes that future phases of the project would include the other 155 city councils across Malaysia.