Annex A – Factsheet on OneMap IdeaWorks! and the new OneMap

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About OneMap IdeaWorks!

  1. OneMap IdeaWorks! is a three-month campaign comprising a series of events as follows:




20 Jul 2017

IdeaWorks! Kick-off

Challenge statements contribution

Registration for technologists and data scientists.

02 Aug 2017

IdeaWorks! Meet up 1

Match making teams with challenge statements

21 Aug 2017

IdeaWorks! Tech Workshop

OneMap API, open source, geospatial training

11 Sep 2017

IdeaWorks! Meet up 2

Solutions preview

28-29 Sep 2017

IdeaWorks! Judging

Show and tell, judging

12 Oct 2017

IdeaWorks! Goal

Showcase all entries, prize presentation


  1. Contribution of challenge statements is open now till 2 August 2017.


  2. Registration of solution development is open now till 18 August 2017.


  3. Visit to participate. Participants are also able to interact and link up via the forum on the website.


5)    OneMap IdeaWorks! Partners

a. Community Partners

· Asian Women Welfare Association (AWWA)

· Causes for Animals

· Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital

· Nature Society

· Pasir Ris-Punggol Grassroots

· Singapore Children’s Society

· Singapore Heart Foundation

· Singapore Kindness Movement

· Singapore National Stroke Association

· Very Special Arts Singapore Ltd

b. Agency Partners

· Ministry of Social and Family Development

· Ministry of Education

· Ministry of Law

· National Council of Social Service

· National Heritage Board

· SG Enable

· Infocomm Media Development Authority

· Land Transport Authority



c. Technology & Analytics Partners

· NUS Enterprise

· Nanyang Polytechnic

· SMU Living Analytics Research Centre (LARC)


d. Content Partners

· Starhub Ltd

Anonymised analytics data

· Planet Labs

Satellite Imagery

· Esri Singapore

Geospatial training

· GeoIcon

Open source training

· LotaData

Location based events and businesses

· Mapillary

Street view photos

· Spacetime Technology

Geospatial training


  1. In addition to the content provided by the Content Partners, some 300 sets of open geospatial data will be provided for use in OneMap IdeaWorks!, These are broadly categorised into:


    1. Application Programming Interface (API) such as routing and base maps

    2. Data layers such as eldercare, childcare services and healthier eateries.


  2. Solutions can be developed in the form of mobile, web or analytics applications. The evaluation criteria include originality (30%), social impact (40%) and sustainability (30%).


  3. OneMap IdeaWorks! has two main tracks – the Open Category is open to the public, technologists and data scientists of all ages. The School Category is open to students ranging from secondary up to undergraduate levels. Prizes totaling more than S$10,000 will be awarded to the winning teams.


About the New OneMap

  1. OneMap is an integrated public map platform for government agencies to deliver location-based services and information. It is a multi-agency collaboration with many government agencies currently participating and contributing information. It is also used by the private sector and the community to create useful and value-added services.


  2. The new OneMap is a brand new platform developed using Open Source Technologies by an in-house team of developers in Singapore Land Authority, with new features such as Map Styles, Driving and Journey Planner and BusRouteExplorer among others.  The current OneMap has been serving the public since 2010.


  3. The new OneMap provides the most detailed and accurate national map of Singapore, with services and content customised to the local context.


  4. The mobile application, OneMap, is available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Features available in mobile app at Beta Launch:

    1. Map Styles – choose from four types of street maps to suit your preference

    2. Search – improved search engine which also stores your previous five search locations

    3. Driving and Journey Planner – get detailed step by step driving and public transport directions, with walking directions that provide the shortest, most sheltered and safe path

    4. Find Nearby – locate over 100 thematic information, such as AXS Stations, Hawker Centres, Kindergartens and CHAS Clinics within 2km of your current of specified location

    5. BusRouteExplorer – tap on any bus stop icon on the map to display bus arrival timings and bus service routes

    6. TrafficQuery – view live traffic conditions, traffic cameras and traffic incidents

    7. LandQuery – identify land ownership and land lot information


6)    A set of Application Programming Interface (API), such as base maps, address search, routing and reverse geocoding, is also available at for technologists and data scientists to leverage on to create map-based applications and services.