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SLA’s MOUs with Ninja Van, Kabam and PropNex


To further industry use and the development of geospatial technology through OneMap, the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) has signed three separate Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with Ninja Van, Kabam and PropNex. The MOUs will foster collaborative ties and knowledge sharing between SLA and the three key industry players to leverage on geospatial data to support smart services and solutions.

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SLA’s MOU with Ninja Van Singapore will pave the way for collaborative efforts on geospatial co-innovations to improve hyperlocal and granular data at street level for last mile delivery. "We are pleased to be SLA's first express logistics partner for GeoWorks," said Mr Lai Chang Wen, Chief Executive Officer of Ninja Van. "With our drivers contributing pictorial data to facilitate OneMap's accuracy and data volume, we can potentially set a new industry operational standard through improvements in the entire last-mile delivery,” added Mr Lai.

To develop geospatial innovation in the area of robotics and automation solutions, the SLA and Kabam MOU will see the trial of automated data capture with robots, reducing the time and effort from manual data capture. This partnership will also allow SLA and Kabam to establish standards for robotics-ready maps and the interoperability of map information for compatibility across multiple platforms. General Manager of Kabam, Mr Michael Sayre, said “We look forward to working with SLA to unlock the potential of geospatial and robotics technologies.”

In the real estate space, SLA’s MOU with PropNex will bring about the development of new feature data collection and customised Application Programming Interface (API) to enhance PropNex’s applications and OneMap geospatial information. PropNex’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Ismail Gafoor, said “OneMap allows us to serve our clients better as they can view listings with real-time location-based services and detailed location information like nearby schools and amenities. This collaboration with open data could become a game-changer for our real estate industry.” 

SLA Chief Executive Colin Low said, “The MOUs are part of SLA’s efforts to collaborate with industry leaders to promote growth and opportunities through geospatial solutions. We seek to foster closer collaboration between government and industry to drive competency and create value-added services through geospatial innovation. SLA will continue to explore a range of options and methods to capture data effectively and efficiently, to provide a robust map base and mapping datasets as a driver for smart nation solutions.” 

To view the MOU signing between SLA and Ninja Van, Kabam and PropNex, visit here