Singapore – Singapore Land Authority – Singapore’s national land agency – is inviting bids for a project to design, develop and maintain a government-wide intelligent map system.
SLA says it is embarking on this initiative to give both public and private sectors one-stop access to government geospatial content from authoritative sources.
This will be a launch pad for government agencies to build their own map services using an Application Programming Interface (API), through which a common and consistent look-and-feel map interface can be created.
The map system will be a gateway for the private sector to tap into rich government content and mash it up with their own collections of spatial information to create services and support enterprise business needs. Individuals will even be able to use the maps for personal use, for example, on blogs. It will power up mobility and decision-making via desktop and mobile devices.
SLA is inviting the industry to propose innovative solutions. The deadline for proposals is 12 noon (Singapore time) on 17 November 2008.