Spatial Database Management in the Subsea Survey Service Industry: Database vs. Blockchain

  • Arinka Aninditya, Mohammed Ali Berawi


The subsea survey service industry is an industry which main jobs are acquiring survey data which mostly are the spatial data. These data are then compiled into a project database which contains all information about the projects from survey data, reports, deliverables, and other information regarding the projects. This information refers to various data that contains resources which can be to make decisions that will affect the current state of the project, as well as improving decision-making performance in the company. Spatial database in this form considered to be less effective in terms of data decentralization, immutability, security, and transparency. These aspects can be fulfilled by using blockchain technology. However, the suitability of blockchain technology towards spatial database is still questionable. This research will discuss various literature regarding blockchain, traditional or relational database, and GIS with the purpose comparing one technology to another and finding their strengths and weaknesses toward spatial database using aspects analyzed from previous literatures.