The Australian National Water Commission commissioned the mapping fo Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems (GDE) as part of the country's Water for the Future Plan. The aim was to aid policy makers for better water planning and natural resource management with environmental impacts in mind. The project was led by Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) along with CSIRO and Cogha, and was launched in July of 2012.
Singapore's Land Transport GIS Hub is both an enterprise tool to coordinate engineering design and improve construction safety, as well as a tool to communicate details to commuters and motorists. With its limited land space and increasing population, Singapore faces many challenges to improve transportation efficiency, making the best use of available lands, and being conscious of quality of life.
The Malaysian Youth Development Research Institute (IPPBM) and partners have launched the Malaysia Youth Mapping Portal to compile details about youth resources in the country. The aim with the portal is to help inform policy makers about the financial allocation and performance of various youth programs.
South Korea is working with IBM to deploy the Deep Thunder mapping and modeling sytem in order to upgrade their national weather information system. The goal is better understanding of weather patterns in order to better predict the location and intensity of weather events. The hardware upgrade being installed by the Korean Meteorological Administration (KMA) increases the agency’s data storage capacity by nearly 1000% to 9.3 petabytes, making it Korea’s largest data storage system.
Narendra Modi, chief minister of Gujarat, spoke at the Google Big Tent Activate Summit 2013 in Delhi about the role of technology in politics and governance. The minister has applied a number of innovative Internet technologies as well as the use of GIS and satellite imagery for lands planning, water resource management, and land surveying. There have also been initiatives that warn citizens with SMS alerts about flood conditions, connecting alerts to those in impacted areas.