On 20 July 2017, the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) launched a three-month campaign to foster co-development of geospatial data solutions and analytics through the use of the new OneMap and open geospatial data.
Known as OneMap IdeaWorks!, the campaign encouraged community organisations to submit challenge statements and invited the technology community to come up with a corresponding innovative solutions using geospatial technology.
"OneMap IdeaWorks! will build and strengthen the collaboration among different communities through the use of geospatial information science and technology" said Mr Ng Siau Yong, Director of Geospatial and Data Division, SLA.
The campaign consists of a series of events, including a meet-up session to pair the participating teams with a challenge statement and workshops/training on OneMap Application Programming Interface (API). The campaign will culminate to a show-and-tell in front of a judging panel and a prize presentation ceremony on 12 October 2017. Visit http://ideaworks.onemap.sg to find out more.
Launch of New OneMap
Concurrently SLA announced the launch of the new OneMap which was developed in-house by SLA using Open Source Technologies. The new OneMap incorporates additional features such as Map Styles, Driving and Journey planner and BusRoute Explorer among others. Available as a mobile application, the new OneMap is now available for download on both Apple App Store and Google Play Store.