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.

OneMap is the first major application of an integrated map system 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 managed and operated by the SLA. “The benefit of OneMap extend beyond just the sharing of information by the public sector. Businesses and organisations can leverage OneMap to reach out and gather spatial information from a large group of people,” said Sim Ann, Senior Parliamentary Secretary on Education and Law.