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Historical street maps available for public use

           For the very first time, the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) will make available to the public 23 editions of historical street maps dating from 1954 to 2009. The maps are downloadable as images. Refer to Annex A for examples of the images. The maps will be available free to the public on OneMap from 1 September 2014.

2.        Released in conjunction with IDA’s “Data in the City: Visualisation Challenge” for SG50, users can use such street map data to generate geovisualizations. On its own, or used together with other sources, the public can use these maps to showcase or chart Singapore’s growth over the years in terms of town and urban development and transportation network, among others.

3.        Commenting on the release of the historical street maps, SLA CE Vincent Hoong said, “We hope the public will find these maps useful. We encourage Singaporeans to generate interesting geo-visualizations of Singapore’s development over the years to commemorate SG50.”

4.        SLA is partnering IDA for the “Data in the City: Visualisation Challenge” for SG50. It aims to have the public tell Singapore’s story about its change and development through data visualizations. Each digital visualisation must use at least one government data from data.gov.sg or OneMap to depict an aspect of Singapore and the way we live, work and play.

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1The data can be accessed from 1 September 2014 on OneMap, an integrated map system for government agencies to deliver location-based services and information. Please click on http://onemap.sg to access OneMap.

 

Issued by:
The Singapore Land Authority
22 August 2014

Annex A

 

Singapore Street Directory and Guide, 1st Edition, 1954

 

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Singapore Street Directory and Guide, 1st Edition, 1954

 

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Singapore Guide and Street Directory, 6th Edition, 1961

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Singapore Guide and Street Directory, 10th Edition, 1972

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Singapore Street Directory, 14th Edition, 1984

 

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Singapore Street Directory, 18th Ed, 1995

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Singapore Street Directory, 22nd Edition, 2007