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Singapore’s elevation map to cost USD 125 mn

Singapore: A map that can show the height of land across Singapore and help fight the flooding problem could cost up to USD 125 million, The Straits Times reported. Users of the map, accurate to within 10cm, would have a better idea of where rainwater would flow during storms. The data, plus information on land use and rainfall patterns, would be a good fit for a flood-prediction computer model which does not now exist.
Private companies said the mapping could be done by planes or ground teams but added that the Government had to take on the work, given its scale.
Three private land surveyors put the cost of the undertaking at between USD 100 million and USD 125 million, based on smaller-scale work done for the construction industry. But this figure may be much lower if more advance tools are used.
Source: www.straitstimes.com