Singapore launches SEA’s first geospatial centre

Singapore Land Authority (SLA) has launched GeoWorks, the first geospatial industry centre in Southeast Asia (SEA). The centre will kick off by housing 22 geospatial technology start-ups from across the region to network and interact with government agencies and the industry with the aim of developing geospatial solutions.

SLA hopes that the 15,000 sq ft facility at PSA Building can help solve urban logistics problems such as overcrowding on Singapore roads.

Edwin Tong, Senior Minister of State for Law and Health, pointed out that geospatial technology can accelerate market growth and promote the economy.

“Using geospatial services and technology, businesses learn to optimise processes and create innovation,” he said.

GeoWorks is one of 13 initiatives under the five-year Singapore Geospatial Master Plan unveiled earlier this month to help Singapore thrive in the digital economy.