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Singapore adds new themes and services to OneMap

Singapore: The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) has introduced an array of new themes and services to OneMap as part of efforts to meet the growing demand for geospatial data and services. OneMap is a collaborative platform for public agencies to share geospatial data and deliver services to the public.

The service enables developers to use a variety of different themes, tools and services available in the map portal, as well as allowing them to add their own layers of data to create applications.

The services recently launched have been developed in conjunction with other government organisations, such as the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS), Land Transport Authority, Ministry of National Defence, and other non-profit organisations.

The SLA said that the initiative stemmed from SLA’s drive to seek a collaborative partnership with its partner agencies in order to share more themes and develop more convenient services for the public.

A spokesperson explained, “The newly added themes and services will add value to our customers to help them develop more useful applications, as well as provide convenience to the public.”

To date, SLA has received good feedback regarding the services and themes.

“So far, the most popular services include LandQuery, SchoolQuery and BusRoute Explorer,” the spokesperson said.

“PropertyPrices is another popular one, as this is the only service in Singapore public service that provides transaction details of both HDB and Private properties on the same map.”

A crowdsourcing plugin has also been implemented on OneMap, allowing users to locate their preferred places of interest. The service is being used by non-profit organisations such as the restroom association in Singapore.

The spokesperson revealed that SLA is planning to release a new service every quarter on the mobile version of OneMap as part of a government push towards enhancing service delivery through the use of mobile technology.

Source: egovmonitor