International GIS Tidbits - 5/20/11

Singapore

The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) added two new datasets to its OneMap platform. PropertyPrices shows the transacted prices of both private housing and Housing and Development Board (HDB) resale flats over the past year on a map. Space2Lease allows businesses to check for government properties available for rent by the SLA and HDB.

- Channel New Asia

Guyana

Students, history lovers and Guyanese on the whole will now be able to experience fragments of the Columbus era, as well as gain some insightful knowledge on Guyana’s heritage at the Map Room situated at the Guyana National Museum.

- Stabroek News

France

Officials have removed road signs that warn drivers of speed traps. They've also removed maps of the locations of speed traps from the Web. The argument: roads are safer without out them. Opponents suggest the opposite is in fact true.

- Pyrenee News

Taiwan

A geographic information system (GIS) designed exclusively for bicycle riders in the greater Taipei area was launched Friday as part of the government's efforts government's efforts to make Taiwan a "cycling island."

It's a layer in the GIS available online and on phones. There's a social aspect that allows riders to upload routes and photos. Here in Massachusetts today is the end of Bike Week.

- Focus Taiwan


Published Friday, May 20th, 2011

Written by Adena Schutzberg


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