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Malaysia and Navigation Systems

The national satellite image map project initiated in 1977 utilizes satellite-based positioning for the establishment of the ground control points required for geometric correction of satellite images. To date the project has produced a database for hydrography and contour and administrative boundaries for selected areas and 14 ground control points have been set up.

The commercial utilization of the NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (GPS) is currently limited to very few transportation operations. Its use for mapping, scientific studies and recreation is, however, rapidly on the rise and global positioning presents the largest potential commercial utilization of space technology in Malaysia.

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