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31st October 2014
Data in the City - Visualisation Challenge Finals
Held on 31 October 2014 at ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, 10 finalists
(shortlisted from 28 brilliant submissions) battled it out before the judges and
a packed audience of over 120.
Each visualisation used at least one government data
OneMap to tell their Singapore story – to uncover history,
new patterns and even an opportunity to draw insights into future behaviour.
The winning visualisations can be found
21st August 2014
Data in the City – Data Visualisation Challenge
More than 200 people attended the launch of the first-ever Data Visualisation Challenge
on 21st August 2014. Attendees included data enthusiasts, designers and developers,
students and researchers.
The Challenge celebrates the much-anticipated SG50 and encourages the creative use
of Data to tell your Singapore story. Participants stand to win attractive cash
prize, and also have the opportunity to exhibit at public spaces, such as the ArtScience
Museum, National Museum, Science Centre or the Public Libraries. Visit the
Challenge site for more details. Submissions close on 30th September 2014.
12th July 2014
Data in the City – Ideas Challenge Winners
IDA together with the MOF and SLA organised the Data in the City: Ideas Challenge
which crowdsourced for ideas to develop creative mobile and online applications
using government data.
Twenty-four unique suggestions were shortlisted from over 180 submissions and the
public had voted for their favourite ideas. These range from transport-related apps
to crime alerts to locating the nearest shelter on a rainy day. The winning ideas
can be found
8th June 2014
Young Rewired State Singapore
Young Rewired State, Ministry of Finance Singapore, IDA, Data.gov and Google
all came together to run the first ever YRS Everywhere event in Singapore on 7-8
The attendees that were sought out were young people aged 18 or under, who knew
how to program. Their skills ranged from very basic and being able to edit HTML,
to knowing several programming languages. The participants where assisted by mentors
and hosted at Google. They built amazing projects with open data from data.gov.sg
and OneMap. The winning project was an app to help you prepare and be safe for when
the haze comes!
8th June 2014
The Singapore Land Authority launched its in augural GeoHackathon over
the weekend of 6th – 8th June 2014.
Participants competed over the weekend to produce the most innovative geospatial
applications and to solve special challenges from Non-Government Organizations and
Voluntary Welfare Organisations.
Highlights include an app that assists Food from the Heart in the management of
their routes and schedules as well as a geospatial tool created by overall champion,
team ‘99.CO’, which helps people locate accommodation optimized against the commute
to their workplace.
8th Jan 2014
Organised by the data.gov.sg and OneMap Programme, the Apps4SG Competition drew
to a close on 8th Jan 2014 at the NUS uTown Auditorium. The Top 12 finalists pitched
and showcased solutions that had used government data to over 100 attendees.The
judges comprised industry representatives from Digital Life and Google.
The Top 3 winning applications were EduChoices, Route My Day, and Wheeling Freely.
A Special Recognition Award for Good use of GeoSpatial Data was given to application
Check out the winning applications
25th August 2013
"Data in the City" Hackathon (23rd to 25th August 2013)
160 Participants, 4 Themes*, 1 Weekend, 18 Prototypes
Organised by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), 'Data in the
City', is a 2-day Hackathon being held from Aug 23 - 25, 2013, in partnership with
UP Singapore. The weekend brought together urban planners, architects, sustainability
experts, technologists, researchers, developers and designers to co-create new prototypes
to help Singapore become a more liveable, competitive sustainable city.
Here are the Top 5 Prototypes
Government Data Used
Crowdsourced urban town planning and to help the public locate areas for businesses
OneMap DOS’ Demographic Data
Allow augmenting of current photos to memories from the Singapore Memory Project
NLB Singapore Memory Project
Recycling dashboard to encourage recyling through use of smart bins and a reward
OneMap NEA location of recycling bins
Personalised spider maps using government data to enable citizens to generate public
transportation routes and key locations
LTA bus routes
Connecting People with Organisations
Centralized feedback system linking Citizens to Government agencies
Congrats to all winners!
3rd April 2013
Competition was launched on 3rd April 2013 to look for innovative apps that use
government data. Apps4SG aims to look for the brightest and most creative minds
in Singapore to help improve the way we live, study, work and play. The best apps
(web-based or mobile applications) that make use of government data will win attractive
cash prizes. For some examples of applications that have been developed using government
data, please visit the data.gov.sg Application Showcase.
Plug-Fest International Programming Competition (IPC)
PlugFest IPC was created and spearheaded by Google Developer Group (GDG) Singapore
and IEEE Computer Society Singapore. PlugFest IPC aims to be an open and international
platform for both tertiary students and individuals to build complete applications
using the current state-of-the-art technologies. This year, the focus was on utilising
cloud and mobile technologies using publicly-available data from Singapore Government
(data.gov.sg). The Competition culminated
on 3rd April 2013, and awarded prizes to top apps that had used government data.
This article by Today provides an overview
of some of the winning apps.
27th March 2013
Bridging the Public and Private Sector with Government Data
View this blog entry by IDA on the Government’s
efforts to co-create and harness the value of government data for Singapore.
31st May 2012
Harnessing Data for Value Creation Call-for-Collaboration (CFC)
This CFC was issued to invite companies to
submit proposals ("Proposals") on the development, deployment and adoption of solutions
that make use of government data.
13th April 2012
Ideas4apps Challenge Winners
Congrats to all the winners! See the winning entries here.
30th Jan 2012
The ideas4apps Challenge was launched on 30th Jan 2012 to seek ideas on how government
data can be used to develop apps that provide useful information.
The Challenge aims to encourage a culture of creativity and innovation to help improve
the way we live, study, work and play in Singapore.
Members of the public with the best ideas for web-based or mobile applications that
make use of govebnzrnment data will win attractive cash prizes. Submissions close
on 9th March 2012.
27th June 2011
AppVenture Challenge Prize-Presentation Ceremony
The AppVenture Challenge was organised by the Mobile Alliance and supported by the
Infocomm Development Authority. The Challenge was created to support the growing
need for world-class developers in Singapore and serves to develop talent within
the community, by providing a platform for any individuals or groups interested
to hone their skills at mobile apps development. As part of the AppVenture Challenge,
an award was created to recognise the Best Application developed using Government
Data. See below for the list of winners!
At the Prize-Presentation ceremony, some developers who had contributed applications
for the Application Showcase for data.gov.sg’s Launch were also given certificates
of appreciation. The Ceremony ended with a networking session where developers and
guests from the mobile application industry had the chance to interact over lunch.
The winners are ...
A. Company Category
B. Individual/Student Category
First Place - ShowNearby
First Place - Parks "Live"
Second Place - WeatherLah
Second Place - Sg Parking
Third Place - Show Timezz
Third Place - mHealth
Best Government App : ShowNearby
Best Government App : BeAMinister
22nd June 2011
Parks ‘Live’ @SG features in Digital Life
Parks ‘Live’ @SG is an application developed by students from Nanyang Polytechnic.The
application makes use of various government data; park information from the National
Parks Board and OneMap data which is an interactive map from the Singapore Land
Authority. It allows the users to locate different park amenities such as the playgrounds,
restaurants and toilets and using the phone’s GPS function, it can plot routes to
different areas of the park. It also allows users to view 3-D visuals of the facilities
using augmented reality. The application is currently free and is available on the
iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
Nanyang Polytechnic's (from left) Melvin Tan, Alan Zhu and Melvyn Suan developed
a park navigation app using OneMap, an interactive map system from the Singapore
Land Authority, and information from the National Parks Board. -- ST PHOTO: NEO
XIAOBIN JUNE 22.
No Getting Lost In The Park With This App (pdf) Digital
Life (The Straits Times)
21st June 2011
eGov Masterplan 2015
data.gov.sg was launched on 20th June as part of the eGov Masterplan 2015. The launch was
featured in various mainstream media and received several positive feedback. You
can read the articles here.
20th June 2011
Launch of data.gov.sg
data.gov.sg was officially launched by DPM Teo Chee Hean on 20th June 2011 at the
eGov Global Exchange.This portal is the first-stop for the search and discovery
of all publicly-available government data. At Data.gov.sg, users will be able to
access more than 5000 publicly-available datasets from public agencies, tap into
selected datasets to create applications and find applications that used government
data to deliver services for citizens and businesses.
eGov Global Exchange
eGov Global Exchange 2011 will be held from 20th to 24th June 2011. The
eGov Global Exchange will feature a strong line-up of international speakers from
the government, academia and the industry. Speakers and participants will deliberate
on the theme “Collaborative Government in a Connected World”, and explore the opportunities
and challenges for the development of eGovernment as a result of emerging trends
in technology and consumer behaviour. This international eGovernment event serves
as an important platform for mutual learning and sharing of valuable insights, and
provides opportunities for collaboration between government officials and industry.