About the programme
OneMap is an integrated online geospatial platform that provides reliable, timely and accurate location-based information and services to the public. The multi-agency platform builds on a common base map of Singapore and provides a myriad of services and functions that allow users to search and navigate intelligently for places of interest such as museums, hawker centres, childcare services, parks and sports centres. It has now expanded to 60 themes of spatial information, with 34 services available for the public.
Commonly Used Services provided include:
OneMap is the first major application of the Singapore Geospatial Collaborative Environment (SG-SPACE) initiative. SG-SPACE is a whole-of-government initiative to create an environment in which the public and private sectors and the community can collaborate and create a wide range of innovative applications and services using geospatial or map-based information.
OneMap aims to spur innovation by facilitating and promoting the use of geospatial information across the public, private and people sectors. Companies, organisations and individuals can tap on OneMap's advanced web mapping technologies to create useful and value-added services within their own websites.
Some examples of services created include volunteering opportunities based on location, interest and availability, hot spots for bird watching, driving directions, retail promotions based on locations and research on competition and market profiling for business at specific location.
Built on Web 2.0 technologies, OneMap is very user-friendly and makes it convenient for users to leverage on its base maps to create new applications with their own data through the use of an Application Programming Interface (API). This allows sharing of spatial content using internet services, accessible on desktop and mobile platforms.
OneMap is a multi-agency collaborative initiative. Participating agencies include the Infocomm Development Authority, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, Land Transport Authority, Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts, Ministry of Law, National Arts Council, National Environment Agency, National Heritage Board, National Library Board, National Parks Board, People's Association, Singapore Land Authority, Singapore Sports Council, Singapore Tourism Board and the Urban Redevelopment Authority.
Going forward, more public agencies are expected to come on board to contribute new geospatial information and services. The vision is for this intelligent map portal to be a platform for the geospatial industry and community ecosystem to evolve and grow, and for the private sector and individuals to create value-added services.
To find out more about Public Agencies and pioneer adopters using OneMap platform and their applications, view press release here.