Singapore: The Singapore government has introduced the government on Friday introduced the Singapore Geospatial Scholarship, the first of its kind in the island nation.
Senior Minister of State for Law and Education, Indranee Rajah, made the announcement on Friday last week. Rajah said the scholarship would be jointly conferred by several public agencies, and will meet the increasing demand for geospatial professionals for the industry. The scholarship is for undergraduate and postgraduate studies. More information is expected to be release later in the year. Ms Indranee noted that Geospatial Information Systems and Technology (GIST) touches many aspects of daily life, such as getting road directions on the smart phone, and providing live traffic condition updates. It is also used in monitoring dengue clusters, and managing issues such as climate change and disaster response.