Autodesk, has announced its full support for a joint collaborative project with the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) to launch its Land Data Hub program, one of Asia Pacific’s first project to make full use of enterprise grid technology. The SLA’s Land Data Hub initiative is a strategic project that pulls together the collaborative efforts of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), Oracle Singapore, Sun Microsystems, and Autodesk with the aim of developing and showcasing grid technology capabilities in the enterprise geospatial space.
Built on Oracle 10g enterprise grid computing technology and using Autodesk MapGuide™ and ‘Spatial Direct’ for MapGuide from Safe Software Inc, instantaneous information via the Internet will become available to government agencies and organizations that wish to obtain instantaneous and updated land data information. Through this platform, the need to recreate, exchange and duplicate the data each time is eliminated.
Autodesk’s MapGuide™ is used to maintain and view the Spatial data managed on Oracle’s platform. With the infrastructure in place, it allows the sharing of geospatial GIS data among different government and private agencies in Singapore through scheduled data uploads from different GIS formats to Oracle Spatial. With this in place related parties will be able to then access and download land data in any desired format to conduct data analysis and queries.
This concept is in line with the latest developments in spatial data management and deployment strategy being adopted by the organizations such as Open GIS Consortium (OGC). The Land Information Network Infrastructure is one of three major components in the land information supply channel starting from the data supplier to the data subscribers or end users.