GeoWorks, Southeast Asia’s first industry centre to promote geospatial innovation and competencies, was officially launched by Senior Minister of State for Law and Health Mr Edwin Tong on 16 July 2018.
Geospatial information (“locational” information where data is pinned onto a map) provides many of the solutions which we need today. In supporting numerous applications across different sectors and allowing for real-time location-based services, it impacts policy analysis, operations and service delivery.
An initiative under the Singapore Geospatial Master Plan, GeoWorks, set up by the Singapore Land Authority (SLA), aims to connect businesses, entrepreneurs and innovators to drive geospatial solutions for the promotion of business growth and opportunities. GeoWorks currently hosts 22 GeoTech companies including ABJD, AirMap, NavInfo Data Tech and LDR Technology, with another 17 GeoPartners having also come onboard to support GeoWorks, including Amazon Web Services, Autodesk and Esri.
GeoWorks will galvanise the geospatial industry by reaching out to geospatial businesses, entrepreneurs and users, supporting them with resources such as geospatial and government data, expertise and access to networks and opportunities.
Mr Deric Tay, Regional Sales Manager of Trimble Navigation Singapore, who was present at the launch says, “As a supplier of Geospatial equipment, we hope to be able to not just showcase our products and capabilities but also our latest technology to government agencies and statutory boards. Many startups which GeoWorks work with are also in attendance today and there are possibilities in which we can collaborate.”
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