Singapore government boosts location based services

Singapore government boosts location based services

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Singapore: The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) has published an Open Positioning Framework (OPF) which is a set of standards and protocols which will help reduce the time and costs involved in developing and deploying Mobile Positioning and Analytics Services (MPAS) and enable more businesses in various sectors to reap the benefits of location-based services.

“Last year, Changi Airport welcomed more than 51 million passengers through its terminals – a figure that looks set to increase. At such a scale, the ability to provide location-based services which will transform passengers’ experience at the airport makes MPAS a key project for us. Not only will it enable our workforce to improve operational processes and resource allocation thereby improving productivity, it also enables Changi to continue to innovate in providing excellent service,” said Steve Lee, Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President, Technology, Changi Airport Group. “We are very pleased to receive IDA’s MPAS Call-For-Collaboration award together with Changi Airport Group as it allows us to anchor the work we have been doing in the area of location-aware analytics, tapping on a wide array of data,” said Kevin Lim, Chief Commercial Officer, StarHub.

“To help businesses take advantage of location-based services, IDA is collaborating with the industry to develop, promote and provide easily accessible location positioning and analytics services to enterprises and consumers. The Open Positioning Framework will lower the hurdle of entry for businesses and enable service providers to develop location based services effectively,” said Tan Eng Pheng, Senior Director, Industry Cluster Group, IDA.

Source: Future gov