By Nurdianah Md Nur
July 12, 2017
The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) has deployed a planning system called the Singapore Advanced Map (SAM) to support its in-house daily operations.
The system combines 2D and 3D geographic information system (GIS) capabilities, enabling planners and analysts to better visualise situations aboveground and underground, which aids operation planning, situational awareness, decision-making, risk management and policy formulation.
"Traditionally, we used 2D GIS where only 2D information is available. With SAM, 3D information is readily accessible on an integrated platform and would serve to speed up the decision-making process. Reality 3D models also increase our users' understanding and awareness of actual ground conditions which would help in our management of State land and properties," said SLA Chief Executive Tan Boon Khai.
Thomas Pramotedham, Esri Singapore CEO, added: "With SAM, decision-makers from across various departments are equipped with enhanced spatial analytics capabilities that allows them to derive actionable insights from their data - regardless whether they are 2D, 3D, or just simple schematics. The capability to put the right set of data together on a collaborative platform enables decision-makers to ask the right questions and develop new and smarter ways of delivering their mandate."
Given the benefits of SAM so far, "the system will be gradually enhanced with information and features to fit users' needs [so as to ultimately] enhance SLA's service workflows", said Tan.