Singapore: Singapore is likely to see its first 3D city model platform for knowledge sharing and community collaboration by 2017, according to a statement made by a spokesperson from National Research Foundation (NRF). The cost of the project is S$73 million. The money will be utilised for the development of the platform, as well as research into latest technologies and advanced tools over a period of five years. The project will be deployed progressively from 2017. It will display geometric, geospatial, topographical information ranging from components within a building, down to fine details like type of vegetation and composition of a building’s material.
The 3D model’s realistic representation of physical Singapore will support agencies’ modelling, analysis and policy planning, in areas such as urban and infrastructure development, disaster management and homeland security. The members of the community will be able to access the platform on mobile devices and use it as a navigator around the city. Users will also share information and resources via the platform to solve urban problems.