By: | Posted on: Sep 15, 2021

Sample screen showing a property query on OneMap3D (Credit: Singapore Land Authority)

SINGAPORE (EDGEPROP) - Singapore Land Authority (SLA) has launched a 3D version of OneMap, its authoritative national map of Singapore, on Sept 15.

Named OneMap3D, the application was launched at the Singapore Geospatial Festival 2021, where SLA also signed separate memorandums of understanding (MOU) with Ninja Van, PropNex and Kabam to further the industry use of OneMap.

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OneMap was originally launched in 2010, followed by an enhanced version that was rolled out in 2017 that included features such as real trime traffic data and Application Programmi Interface (API) for app developers.

OneMap3D was developed using open-source 3D geospatial technology and 3D city modelling to convert the OneMap format to 3D.

Speaking at the launch, culture, community and youth minister Edwin Tong says the development of OneMap3D marks an important milestone in Singapore’s geospatial journey. “It is built on our commitment to enhance our country’s geospatial capabilities and to provide new geospatial solutions for businesses, government, and the wider public,” he says.

On SLA's MOUs with Ninja Van, PropNex and Kabam, SLA Chief Executive Colin Low says the MOUs are part of SLA’s efforts to collaborate with industry leaders to promote growth and opportunities through geospatial solutions.

In the real estate space, SLA’s MOU with PropNex will bring about the development of new feature data collection and customised Application Programming Interface (API) to enhance PropNex’s applications and OneMap geospatial information. According to PropNex CEO Ismali Gafoor, the collaboration could become a “game-changer” for the real estate industry.

Under SLA’s MOU with Ninja Van Singapore, the parties will collaborate on geospatial co-innovations to improve hyperlocal and granular data at street level for last mile delivery. "We are pleased to be SLA's first express logistics partner for GeoWorks," says Lai Chang Wen, CEO of Ninja Van.

"With our drivers contributing pictorial data to facilitate OneMap's accuracy and data volume, we can potentially set a new industry operational standard through improvements in the entire last-mile delivery,” Lai adds.

To develop geospatial innovation in the area of robotics and automation solutions, the SLA and Kabam MOU will see the trial of automated data capture with robots, reducing the time and effort from manual data capture. This partnership will also allow SLA and Kabam to establish standards for robotics-ready maps and the interoperability of map information for compatibility across multiple platforms.


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