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  • Welcome to GeoInformatic Unit, Geography Section, School of Humanities, USM

About GUI

The GeoInformatic Unit (GUI) was established in 2001, leveraging on the development in the science of geographical information, the GIU undertakes impactful research, teaching and learning, and consultancy to enhance knowledge and understanding on humanity-environment interface in the context of the sustainability agenda. The main objective of GIU is to undertake fundamental, field and applied research, consultancy related to Geospatial technologies that benefits humankind. This unit also want to produce and disseminate knowledge through high quality teaching, research, policy studies, and publications related to Geospatial technologies and Humanity. Then this unit hope to contribute to society’s development through community engagement and consultation in the area of geospatial technologies.


GIU is located in the geography section of the USM school of humanities which is comprised of academics from various fields of expertise and various research background. The unit is hosted by a number of core academics who specialized in the collection, interpretation and analysis of spatial data with human well-being as a primary focus. The unit's international collaborator include from India, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Vietnam, US, UK and many more that involve the sharing of knowledge and expertise. The unit also offers various activities such as seminars, conferences, consultations and industry training that are open to all. Currently, the geoinformatic unit focuses more on research in Urban and Regional Planning, Hydrology, Environmental Studies, Economic and Industrial Development, Biodiversity and Conservation, Industrial Technology, Coastal and Marine Studies


Geomatics for Disaster Risk Reduction (GeoDRR) Project

Geomatics for Disaster Risk Reduction (GeoDRR) Project

The Geomatics for Disaster Risk Reduction (GeoDRR) Project is funded by the European Commission/Erasmus+. The main aim is to design and offering of a Master in Science program in Geomatics for Disaster Risk Reduction. This project is participated by nine universities in Poland, Spain, Greece, Cambodia, Malaysia, Philippines, and a...

Community activities

2021-2022: Tan, M.L., Chan, N.W., Derek, C.J.C., Asyirah, A.R., Yu, K.H. Drought adaptation due to climate change via rainfall harvesting in a school in water-stressed Penang. Duration: 1 Jun 2021 – 31 May 2022. Grant Amount: RM11,600.00 2021: Tan, M.L., Chan, N.W. Asyirah, A.R.  Tik tok competition on Water Saving....

Eco-Wudhu': Green Practices of Islamic Ablution

19th August 2023, Sekolah Kebangsaan Bayan Baru,Water Watch Penang (WWP) through Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) has organized a sustainability-based project "Eco-Wudhu': Green Practices of Islamic Ablution" at SK Bayan Baru. The program was led by Dr. Mohd Amirul bin Mahamud, and it's main objective was to promote ways of saving...

KPT-Pace (Drone Training and Workshop)

27-31 Jan 2023, Universiti Sains Malaysia Geoinformatic Unit, School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia has organized a final session of professional training on drone for final year students on 27-31 Jan 2023. This training was attended by 20 student and conducted by Drone Academy Asia.