News

Singapore’s first drone delivery service takes flight

On 19 April, Singapore’s first drone delivery service commenced with a flight delivering 2 kilograms of vitamins to a ship anchored offshore. This flight is the first of many under a one-year deal between Eastern Pacific Shipping and local start-up F-drones, the first company to receive authorisation from the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS)…

Read More

Break the circuit. Plan your essential trips with OneMap.

  With OneMap, find Essential Amenities, including ATMs, banks, hawker centres, Public Health Preparedness Clinics (PHPCs), post offices and supermarkets, within a two-kilometre radius of you. You can also calculate the distance and duration of your journey. Visit www.OneMap.sg for more information. *OneMap Essential Amenities is currently available on your desktop and mobile browser. Coming…

Read More

Singapore’s Contact Tracing App Software Made Open-Source

In a bid to aid the global community in combating the coronavirus pandemic, Singapore has made  its contact-tracing application, TraceTogether, open-source.  Developed by the Government Technology Agency and the Ministry of Health, TraceTogether utilises Bluetooth technology to identify and track people who were within a 2 metre vicinity of coronavirus patients for at least 30…

Read More

Urban Redevelopment Authority’s ‘Space Out’ Website to Help Shoppers Comply with Safe Distancing Measures

On 5 April 2020, the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) launched a website that enables shoppers to better comply with social distancing measures. This website was developed in collaboration with retail operators and Enterprise Singapore (ESG), which contributed shopper traffic data and safe distancing guidelines respectively. Powered by Esri, the website, Space Out, indicates the intensity…

Read More

Singapore-based UNL raises $2m to create smart addresses

UNL has raised US$2 million in the early stage of funding for its upcoming innovation that they’re currently working on. UNL is building what it calls the “internet of places” to make e-commerce accessible for everyone, including the 4 billion people without an address. Read the article to find out more.   GeoTech Company Featured:…

Read More

Singapore’s JTC taps GIS platform in Punggol Digital District

The planners behind Singapore’s upcoming Punggol Digital District are using a geographic information system (GIS) to develop better designs for buildings and facilities. GIS will enable planners to visualise the impact of their designs and existing surroundings on a 3D map. GIS will still be continued to be used even after this project for day-to-day…

Read More

Singapore’s National Supercomputing Resources Joins the Fight Against COVID-19

Singapore scientists can now tap into the country’s unique supercomputing resources for COVID-19 research through a special Call for Projects (CfP) put out by the National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) Singapore. The COVID-19 Special CfP comes outside of normal CfP cycles, which happen twice a year. This provision allows researchers who are involved in COVID-19-related research…

Read More

Singapore Land Authority Launches 3D Singapore Sandbox at GeoWorks

For the first time, nationwide 3D geospatial data will be made available for testing innovative solutions Singapore Land Authority announces the launch of 3D Singapore Sandbox today, a first-of-its-kind collaborative environment for technology industry partners and developers. This initiative aims to encourage the use of 3D city models and geospatial data to develop and test new…

Read More

ST Engineering, URA to develop tech-based urban planning solutions

ST Engineering and the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) will be developing urban planning solutions based on open-source technology. It will be customised to fit the needs of different cities. It will include ePlanner a geospatial planning data analytics portal, infra projects monitoring platform Urban Systems Dashboard, and time-scale scenario planning and analysis tool GEMMA.  Read…

Read More

OneMap’s “Find PHPC Nearby” query is available now!

You can now search for PHPC (Public Health Preparedness Centres) with OneMap’s “Find PHPC Nearby” query, within a 2 km radius. PHPCs provide special subsidies for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents diagnosed with respiratory illnesses (e.g. common cold). Download/update OneMap on: Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details… iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/onemap-sg/id1244720012… FAQs on the PHPC subsidy programme: https://www.flugowhere.gov.sg/faq

Read More