Singapore Land Authority to release digital versions of historical maps for public use

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Land Authority will release, from Sept 1, 23 editions of historical street maps that date between 1954 and 2009.

The maps will be available to the public in downloadable image form from the national map website,

The public can use this street-map data to generate visualisations that chart how Singapore has changed and grown over the years.

SLA chief executive Vincent Hoong said: "We hope the public will find these maps useful. We encourage Singaporeans to generate interesting geo-visualisations of Singapore's development over the years to commemorate SG50."

The agency is releasing its maps in conjunction with the Infocomm Development Authority's Data in the City data visualisation challenge, which was launched on Thursday.

In the challenge, teams of participants use data from national repository or OneMap as well as other sources to tell a Singapore story to commemorate Singapore's jubilee year.

Winning teams will have their data visualisations put on display at museums and the Science Centre Singapore.