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10 am to 11 am    SLA 20th anniversary featured talk

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The uses of ephemera
Formal historical research of architecture and urbanism makes use of textual material such as books, title deeds, photographs, maps, and cadastral plans etc. to construct descriptions and narratives. Alongside these sources, the use of ephemera - brochures and other material produced for commemoration and sale - may also provide insights to places and buildings. In this talk, the speaker will discuss the use of street directories, guides, pamphlets, postcards and other such forms of ephemera to aid the understanding of spatial history.
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Dr Lai Chee Kien
11 am to 12 pm    SLA 20th anniversary featured talk [Rescheduled to 4 pm (SGT)]

SLA 20th




Remembering Singapore landscape of yesteryears: Through the lens of heritage addresses
Keeper of Singapore's bygone cityscape, old addresses are usually key to unlocking and revealing myths and facts contained in our old city maps, and can therefore teach us much about our past communities. At this talk, Ng Ching Huei, researcher with the National Heritage Board, will share his experiences in interpreting past addresses, comprised of house numbers, postal codes, as well as colonial names of streets and places, in his ongoing study of the colourful layers of the city's rich cultural heritage.

Please note that this webinar has now been rescheduled to 4 pm (SGT).
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Ng Ching Huei 
Senior Manager 
Heritage Research 
National Heritage Board



12 pm to 1 pm    SLA 20th anniversary featured talk

SLA 20th




Virtual tour: The development of the Old Kallang Airport 
Located just off Nicoll Highway in Kallang, the terminal building of the Old Kallang Airport was once the centrepiece of Singapore’s first civil airport, thought to be the world’s most modern when it opened in 1937. Built on 137 ha of land reclaimed from a muddy swamp, its site in Kallang was selected for its proximity to town and with access to the sea for flying-boat operations. Take a virtual visit through this national monument to discover the spaces within and learn about Old Kallang Airport’s role in Singapore’s aviation history. 


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Jerome Lim 
Heritage Researcher
1 pm to 2 pm    Lunch break

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1.30 pm to 2.30 pm: SLA 20th anniversary featured talk: Thomson's Maps of Singapore
John Turnbull Thomson (1821 – 1884) served as the Government Surveyor of the Straits Settlements from 1841 to 1855. This year – 2021 – marks the bicentenary of his birth and also the 180th anniversary of his official appointment to the post. He made numerous contributions to Singapore during his 12 active years on the island, such as producing maps of early Singapore and the design and construction of buildings and public infrastructure. In this presentation, Mok Ly Yng will review Thomson’s mapping work in Singapore chronologically, highlighting selected items and maps. He will also examine the legacy of Thomson’s surveys and maps.
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Mok Ly Yng
Mapping and GIS Consultant
2 pm to 3 pm

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2 pm to 2.30 pm: Safe distance @ NParks system
Discover how the National Parks Board has harnessed Geospatial technology and analytics in the COVID Era to support crowd management at our parks. 
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Abhishek Tandon  
Deputy Director 
Geospatial Development/IT 
National Parks Board 

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2 pm to 6 pm: OGC Asia Forum
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The OGC Asia forum, an OGC member led group  with representatives from companies, government organisations and Academia and research from across the region, connects the experts  to  collectively support OGC's mission of making data more findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable. The Asia forums act to ensure OGC standards and innovation are promoted throughout the region and influences the work of OGC globally.
 
This session is relevant to organisations with an interest in learning more about emerging standards and innovation related to Disasters, Climate Change, Digital Twins and more.
 

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Ng Siau Yong

Director, Geospatial and Data 
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Chief Data Officer
Singapore Land Authority
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Welcome Address by Ng Siau Yong, Director, Geospatial Data and Chief Data Officer, Singapore Land Authority

Asia Forum Session 1 - Opening & Disaster Session
The session consists of four main sessions focusing on innovation for:
  • Session 1 - Opening & Disaster Session
  • Session 2: Data Cubes for managing massive multidimensional data sets
  • Session 3:  GeoAI, Moving Features and Point Clouds for Logistics and supply chains
  • Session 4:  3D Management, Discussion & Conclusion
 
Asia Forum Session 2: Data Cubes for Managing Massive Multidimensional Data Sets
The session consists of four main sessions focusing on innovation for:
  • Session 1 - Opening & Disaster Session
  • Session 2: Data Cubes for managing massive multidimensional data sets
  • Session 3:  GeoAI, Moving Features and Point Clouds for Logistics and supply chains
  • Session 4:  3D Management, Discussion & Conclusion
 
Asia Forum Session 3:  GeoAI, Moving Features for Logistics and Supply Chains
The session consists of four main sessions focusing on innovation for:
  • Session 1 - Opening & Disaster Session
  • Session 2: Data Cubes for managing massive multidimensional data sets
  • Session 3:  GeoAI, Moving Features and Point Clouds for Logistics and supply chains
  • Session 4:  3D Management, Discussion & Conclusion
 
Asia Forum Session 4:  3D Management, Discussion, Conclusion and Closing Remarks
The session consists of four main sessions focusing on innovation for:
  • Session 1 - Opening & Disaster Session
  • Session 2: Data Cubes for managing massive multidimensional data sets
  • Session 3:  GeoAI, Moving Features and Point Clouds for Logistics and supply chains
  • Session 4:  3D Management, Discussion & Conclusion

OGC Facilitators
  • Trevor Taylor, Senior Director, Member Success, and Development, OGC
  • Nils Hempelmann, Project Manager, Innovation Program, OGC

Speakers
  • Dr. Yao-Min Fang, Professor, Geographic Information System Research Center, Feng Chia University
  • Dr. Yin, Director/Senior Engineer, Soil and water conservation Bureau (SWCB) Taiwan
  • Dr. Lei Hu, Post-doctoral, Wuhan University, China
  • Dr. Sangam Shrestha, Professor, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)
  • Dr. Peter Baumann, Professor, Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany
  • Dr. Liangcun Jiang, Associate Research Fellow, Wuhan University
  • Dr. Li-Yu Chang, Engineer, National Applied Research Laboratories-National Space Organization
  • Hsuan-Cheng Wei, Research Assistant, National Applied Research Laboratories-National Space Organization
  • Mr. Yi-Liang Shih, Team Leader, National Center for High-Performance Computing
  • Dr. Li-Ching Lin, Project Assistant Research Fellow, National Center for High-Performance Computing
  • Mr. Taras Matseliukh, CEO/CTO, OPT/NET BV
  • Dr. Kyoung-Sook Kim, Senior Researcher, AI Research Center, AIST
  • Dr. Taehoon Kim, Postdoc, AI Research Center, AIST
  • Dr. Can Yang, Postdoc, WHU-Dongfeng Big Data and AI Joint Laboratory, Wuhan University
  • Dr.-Ing. Nguyen Van Binh, Assistant Professor, School of Electrical Engineering, International University, Vietnam National University
  • Dr. Pin Kung, Assistant Researcher, SkyEyes GPS Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Prof. Ki-Joune Li, Professor, Pusan National University
  • Nathan Doh, Professor, Korea University
  • Chenxiao Zhang, Postdoc, Wuhan University
  • Mei-Hua Tang, Specialist, National Land Surveying and Mapping Center, Ministry of the Interior
  • Chikako Kurokawa, Data Modeler, Asia Air Survey
  • Jimmy Chou, Professor, Feng Chia University
3 pm to 4 pm     SLA 20th anniversary featured talk

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Mapping your town with OneMap
Wee Kit Bian, CEO – Company Enabling Officer (Digital Inclusion Trainer), BLK.SG Pte Ltd
Wheelchair users and senior residents face challenges with diverse types of mobility issues every day. Navigating is one of the leading reasons that residents hesitate to move around, thus making their mobility problems worse and affect their emotional, social, and physical well-being. BLK.SG Pte Ltd's project teaches them how to use Interactive OneMap.sg to find barrier-free routing or covered linkway which make travelling easier: This would allow them to plan the fastest and cheapest route to their destination within Singapore be it walking, taking public transport (buses or MRT), cycling or by car.


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Wee Kit Bian 
CEO – Company Enabling Officer 
(Digital Inclusion Trainer) 
BLK.SG Pte Ltd


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Partner co-located track
3.30 pm to 5 pm: Young Geospatial Scientist
I am a young geospatial scientist
Ferry Kurniawan, Senior Science Educator, Science Centre Singapore 
What is geospatial science? Come find out in this online workshop, and explore navigational tools, learn how to read maps, locate Point of Interests near you, and earn a Young Geospatial Scientist Badge and Certificate! Designed specially for primary school students, children below 9 years old will need parental assistance. This programme is brought to you by Science Centre Singapore in collaboration with Singapore Land Authority.

Register here
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Senior Science Educator 
Science Centre Singapore 



4 pm to 5 pm    SLA 20th anniversary featured talk

SLA 20th




Remembering Singapore landscape of yesteryears: Through the lens of heritage addresses
Keeper of Singapore's bygone cityscape, old addresses are usually key to unlocking and revealing myths and facts contained in our old city maps, and can therefore teach us much about our past communities. At this talk, Ng Ching Huei, researcher with the National Heritage Board, will share his experiences in interpreting past addresses, comprised of house numbers, postal codes, as well as colonial names of streets and places, in his ongoing study of the colourful layers of the city's rich cultural heritage.
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Ng Ching Huei 
Senior Manager 
Heritage Research 
National Heritage Board



4 pm to 5 pm    Photo-mapping neighborhoods using KartaView

Maps have become an integral part of our lives. As mappers, we want to ensure that we accurately capture the on-ground reality into the map. OpenStreetMap, popularly known as Wikipedia of maps is a  project that creates and distributes free geographic data for the world. We contribute to this map using openly available satellite imagery, but is this enough? In this session, we will introduce you to KartaView, an app that enables you to collect your own street-level imagery, and how you and the OSM community can continue to leverage it for easy, efficient mapping.

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Jinal Foflia 
Lead Program Manager  
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Poornima Badrinath 
Program Manager  
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