Singapore announces Open Data initiative

(15 August 2013) Singapore announced the release of more data and its intension to make all datasets on data.gov.sg and OneMap machine-readable by the end of 2013, with an eye on driving social innovation and co-creation, reports futuregov.

Data.gov.sg is a one-stop data portal with 8600 datasets from 60 public agencies, currently. Since its launch in 2011, the portal has seen a 60 per cent increase in number of datasets.

OneMap, a geospatial data sharing platform, has 60 different map themes currently. The latest addition to the set of tools on OneMap is PopulationQuery, developed by the Department of Statistics and Singapore Land Authority. The tool allows the user to spatially represent various kinds of population data on a map.

Read the story by Medha Basu here.