IPB Would Teach the Village Youth to Use Drone for the Village Mapping

To improve the quality of data, especially the data on the mapping areas in the rural area, two institutions in Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), namely the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development Studies, Institute for Research and Community Service (PSP3 of LPPM) and the Vocational School would formulate the formation of the program / interest of the village mapping. That was the continuing vocational education on the village mapping.

This was revealed in the Workshop of Village Mapping Program held in IPB International Convention Center, Campus of IPB Baranangsiang, Bogor, (11/4).

Rector of IPB, Dr. Arif Satria, SP, M.Si, said that IPB should be able to read the change signals. The study program should be adaptive to demand, otherwise IPB would be left behind. Therefore, the Rector encouraged IPB to continue to transform one of them with the addition of the village mapping expertise program. The students would be taught using drones to map the potential of the village.

“The technology has evolved, we should be able to utilize the technology for the benefit of the village. The people who are experts in using the drones, must be certified, so that their ability can be accounted for. Other than that, the need for the drone experts is amazingly many. Not everyone can translate the drone data. I respond positively to this plan. The form can be a program of new skills or specialization only,” he said in front of the village head and lurah throughout District and Bogor city.

In his presentation, Dr. Sofyan Sjaf as the Head of PSP3 of IPB explained that in the implementation of the village and rural developments, we needed the administrative map, the village land use map, the village disaster prone map, the asset map, and the village potential and so on. PSP3 of IPB had been doing the research over the past five years about this spatial data using the drones that involved the villagers.

“The data from the Ministry of Internal Affairs Indonesia have 74,754 villages and 8,430 kelurahan. Then how the village map is available for the measurable development. The lack of thematic data in the village leads to the inability of the village officials to plan, implement, and properly evaluate the village development. As a result, the authortiy of the village to build is not optimally used to transform the village from being left behind to become independent,” he said.

For that, there were three urgent things to do, namely the vocational education as the form of institutionalization (empowerment and capacity strengthening), the provision of server to accommodate big village data, and formulating the affirmative regulation.

The vocational education could involve the village youth to form the spatial conscious village head. This village youth graduated from SMA/SMK had the strong ability and the high discipline, loyal and dedicated to the village. One Squadron (Application Community Unit #Dronedesa) consisted of seven people per subdistrict.

According to him, #Dronedesa was an effective, inclusive, and participatory technology that was able to provide the visual information of the potential of the natural resources. For example, the vegetation, the health, the land status and ownership, the land use, the outer border of the village, the infrastructure, the food condition, the ground water potential, the economic potential, and the conflict resolution.

“The spatial awareness becomes absolute, although the human resources in the village are very limited. Therefore, it takes the vocational education to assist the villages to produce and reproduce the thematic data. Other than that, it takes the government policy related to the allocation of the village funds for provision of the village data and the village spatial data,” he said.

Meanwhile, Dr.Ir. Bagus Purwanto, M.Agr as the Director of Vocational School of IPB said that the village mapping program could be conducted through the campus multi-distance education or the Continuous Vocational Education.

“The acceptance of the students can be from the path of the Regional Representative Scholarship / Beasiswa Utusan Daerah (BUD) with the implementation of the learning to be the specialization of the existing study programs,” he said.

Attended in this event were the Vice Rector for Education and Student Affairs, Dr. Drajat Martianto; the Head of Sub Directorate of the Development of SDA Regional II Ministry of Village, the Development of Disadvantaged Areas and Transmigration of RI, Dr.Ir. Widarjanto, MM; and the representative of the Mapping of Administrative Boundaries, the Center for Boundary Mapping, Geospatial Information Agency (BIG), Cibinong, Najib Khoirul Amin, ST.(dh/Zul)

Published Date : 16-Apr-2018

Resource Person : Dr. Arif Satria, SP, M.Si

Keyword : IPB Would Teach the Village Youth to Use Drone for the Village Mapping