Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Singapore Interactive map soon

[report] The Government of Singapore will invest $27 million over the next five years to create a super-accurate interactive map of Singapore.

When complete, the SG-Space (Singapore Geospatial Collaborative Environment) project will provide authorised users with all kinds of geographical information, from weather forecasts to the location of underground utility pipes to building layouts, Senior Minister of State for Law and Home Affairs Assoc Prof Ho Peng Kee announced at the Map Asia conference.

While more than two dozen Government agencies, from the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) to the Housing Development Board, collect and use geospatial data, not all of this data is in the same format, scale or quality.

With SG-Space, users will be assured accurate and interoperable data, all easily accessible using a web browser and which come with all kinds of sorting and analytical tools so the user can find exactly what he wants. Currently, such information is not available this way, and users may have to go to different agencies to call up multiple blueprints and maps - which may not be to the same scale.

Consumers can also look forward to a new interactive online map by the SLA, to be launched within the next few months.


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