ESRI User Conference 2017, San Diego

An SLA team led by Chief Executive (CE), Mr Tan Boon Kai presented on mapping and geospatial analytics at the ESRI User Conference 2017, held in San Diego, United States.

The ESRI User Conference (UC) is the world's largest Geographic Information System (GIS) themed conference. This year's conference attracted over 17,000 ESRI users. The week-long event showcased the latest innovations and solutions in ESRI technology, through a series of discussion forums and technical workshops.

Senior Executive Summit and National Geospatial Executive Forum

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During the week-long conference, CE together with Director Geospatial and Data Division (GSDD), Mr Ng Siau Yong and Senior Deputy Director, Land Survey, Dr Victor Khoo attended two key events, the Senior Executive Summit, and the National Geospatial Executive Forum (NGEF). The events provided invaluable interaction opportunities for the invited geospatial leaders from around the world.

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At NGEF, CE was invited to participate in a plenary discussion titled, "Building the Modern Geospatial Authority". The discussion covered a range of topics, including: challenges faced by geospatial authorities in today's context; private sector and public participation in geospatial endeavours; importance of data accessibility and availability; as well as the path ahead.

Imaging and Mapping Forum

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At the Imaging and Mapping Forum, Dr Victor Khoo shared SLA's development of the Singapore Advanced Map (SAM), a 2D-3D hybrid map system which allows for the combination of 2D and 3D geospatial data in an integrated environment for data visualisation and analysis to support internal processes.

Asia-Pacific Regional User Group Meeting

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At the Asia-Pacific Regional User Group Meeting, D/GSDD, Mr Ng Siau Yong presented on the GeoSpace Analytic Suite, an ongoing effort by SLA through the SG-SPACE programme. The suite would enable geospatial analytics and data exploration capabilities for agencies, generating new insights for planning and operations.

Map Gallery

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One of the highlights at the ESRI UC was the Map Gallery, which showcased maps submitted by GIS users and organisations around the world. SLA exhibited 2 maps titled, "Street Map of Singapore", which traced the evolution of Marina Bay, Sengkang and Punggol, and one-north from past to present using historical street maps.