Posted by: Andi Arsana | September 30, 2009

Miangas – Google juga bisa salah!

Berikut adalah citra yang diperoleh dari Google Earth, ada pulau berlabel “Pulau Miangas” masuk dalam wilayah Filipina.


Fakta ini sempat menyulut pertanyaan di Milis RSGIS Forum. Pasalnya, Pulau Miangas memang terbukti meyakinkan milik Indoneisa, bukan Filipina.

Setelah dilakukan penelusuran di Peta NKRI terbitan Bakosurtanal, 2009. Yang salah adalah Google Earth. Pulau yang dilabeli Pulau Miangas itu ternyata bukanlah Pulau Miangas-nya Indonesia. Pulau Miangas Indonesia berada jauh di sebelah timurnya seperti tampak pada gambar berikut.


Semoga informasi ini bisa menjelaskan situasi dan tidak ada perang hanya gara-gara pihak tidak semestinya memberikan informasi tidak akurat di Internet.

Posted by: Andi Arsana | September 28, 2009

Borders that still dictate the nation and the world

When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, the world was faced with a new meaning of borders. Arguably, the fall of the Berlin Wall appeared to tell us that borders were no longer required. For the first time, the expression “borderless world” was used. It was also supported by similar ideas such as globalization, free trade, etc. Our world seems to be borderless, where the exchange of goods and services is much easier than before. Does it mean that borders are no longer important?

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Posted by: Andi Arsana | September 15, 2009

U.S., Canada Map Edges Of Continent On Seafloor

Taken from Washington Post

A joint American-Canadian cruise exploring the frigid Arctic Ocean has mapped broad swaths of the extended continental shelf for the first time, scientists reported Thursday.

While the researchers divulged few details, saying it will take time to analyze the data, they said they had discovered a massive seamount and what could be an extinct underwater volcano during the 41-day mission.

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Posted by: Andi Arsana | September 14, 2009

U.N. mulls continental shelf bid

Taken from Japan Times

Japans CS proposal

Japan's CS proposal

The U.N. commission on seabed claims said Friday that a sub-panel has begun to examine Japan’s bid to extend its continental shelf in the western Pacific to a gigantic resource-rich seabed.

Last November, Japan filed an application with the U.N. Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, asking it to recognize the extended area as Japan’s continental shelf, which would give it priority over the exploitation of seabed resources.

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Posted by: Andi Arsana | September 14, 2009

Croatia and Slovenia finally reach agreement on border dispute

Taken from Croatian Times

Croatia and Slovenia have finally reached agreement on continuation of Croatia’s EU accession negotiations. The two countries agreed to continue negotiations over their maritime-border dispute that has been blocking the opening of additional chapters in Croatia’s EU accession negotiations.

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