Alexander Chong
Sr Alexander Chong is a Registered Licensed Surveyorand currently running a consultancy firm as the Director. He is an associate member of Institution of Surveyors Malaysia and Association of Registered & Licensed Land Surveyors, Sabah (SAJUTA). Sr Alexander is also a former Chairman of ISM Sabah and former President of for SAJUTA. He holds a Diploma in Land Surveying from University of Technology Malaysia and obtained his Bachelor Degree in Surveying and Mapping Sciences from UK. Abstract

This paper's goal is to show that organizations should consider using Open SourceSolutions when acquiring software. The use of Open Source Software is becoming moreprevalent across Government and Corporate Organizations worldwide. Are Surveyorsready to adopt the use open source software? In the Geospatial technology arena, thereare a number of active open source projects which are worth considering.
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