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Singapore Prime Minister envisions a Smart Nation with open access to geospatial data

Mr Lee Hsien-Loong at the World Economic Forum on East Asia in Jakarta, 2011

On the occasion of the launch of the Smart Nation initiative, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong stressed the necessity to provide open geospatial data to the country.

The innovative approach aims at spreading the spirit of innovation and technology advancement in Singapore and at understanding new ways to employ technology for making societies more responsive to people's needs, thereby building a "smart nation".

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Singapore: First climate satellite to be launched in 2015

Modern Era Retrospective-analysis for Research and Applications (MERRA)

Singapore is about to launch its first climate satellite, the VELOX-CI, by the fourth quarter of 2015. This is according to Nanyang Technological University (NTU), the institution in charge of the project. The satellite is funded by the Singapore’s Economic Development Board and it will be used to study tropical climates.

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Singapore sets up regional disaster relief centre

Asia is heavily and frequently affected by disasters. Here: 2004 tsunami in Indonesia

Singapore is setting up a new regional

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Singapore: Developing first Earth Observation satellite

Satellite image of the Earth

Singapore is getting ready to launch its TeLEOS-1 Earth Observation satellite. TeLEOS-1 will be the first Singapore-made commercial satellite. The launch is planned for the end of 2014 on board of the Indian Space Research Organization’s Polar satellite launch vehicle.

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Southeast Asian Nations collaborate on satellite fire data

Fires in Burma, Thailand and Laos seen from Space.

Future.gov reported that the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have formally agreed to adopt the haze monitoring system and share satellite data to help locate fires.

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Crowdsourcing: Singapore Land Authority offers map-based tools

The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) recently launched “OneMap Crowd Sourcing Tools” to provide organisations with map facility to locate interactive activities and information. OneMap Crowd Sourcing Tools is a beta set of map-based tools that community, and organisations or Non-Governmental Organisations can use to facilitate crowd sourcing and create a function on their websites where OneMap will serve a map for users to tag the locations of crowd-sourced information.

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GSDI12 WORLD CONFERENCE- Realising Spatially Enabled Societies

The theme for GSDI 12 was "Realizing Spatially Enabled Societies." The conference organizers set out to encourage collaboration to help create an enabling environment that enhances outcomes in societies, economies and the global environment. A peer-reviewed book on this topic was launched during the conference.

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