Singapore: Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and Esri have signed a two-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see Singapore bring its urban planning and design processes to new heights with the world’s most advanced 3D smart city technology. Under the MoU, Esri technology developers in the United States will commit to investing in 3D GIS technology development in collaboration with the URA and Esri Singapore specialists will provide the agency with local support, advice and expertise. This agreement will enable URA to embark on several new spatial projects, and establish a ‘3D Urban Simulation Prototype Lab’ for 3D GIS testing and modelling.
Through the use of Esri’s advanced 3D smart city technology, Singapore’s urban planners will be able to perform urban design simulations and visualise different scenarios efficiently. “GIS technology has enabled our city planners to continue building a world-class city in a cohesive manner. Our continued collaboration with Esri and Esri Singapore will enable URA planners to design, build and develop with greater insight and take greater care of the smaller details to enhance our living environment. With Esri’s 3D GIS technology, URA can produce ‘real life’ visualisations of how our city will look before and after urban development” said Tan Siong Leng,URA’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer.