Geospatial Education Providers
Be competent in Geospatial by attending the various courses offered!

Geospatial Programmes

National University of Singapore

Department of Geography

Master of Science in Applied Geographic Information Systems (MSc in Applied GIS)

The single-degree coursework Master’s programme, hosted in Department of Geography at NUS, reflects the cutting-edge technologies and latest developments in GIS and its applications. This innovative programme provides an exciting opportunity for prospective students to study at NUS, the top university in Asia, as a pathway to a PhD or further practical career in applied GIS or related disciplines.

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National University of Singapore

Department of Geography

NUS GIS Minor Programme NUS GIS Minor ProgrammeNUS GIS Minor Programme

The Minor in GIS provides a new opportunity for NUS students, one that promises to be welcomed by many employers. Job prospects across public and private sectors have been one of the greatest factors driving the demand for GIS education in colleges and universities throughout the world in the past two decades. This demand will only continue to grow as more careers require some GIS knowledge.

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Nanyang Polytechnic

Diploma in Information Technology

Diploma in Information Technology offers Geospatial and Mobile Innovation as one of the Year 3 specialisation. It aims to equip students with skills on geospatial analytics, visualisation to enable them to build engaging GIS-enabled mobile and web applications in a highly scalable environment, leveraging the power of cloud computing.

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Geospatial Short Courses

National University of Singapore

Department of Geography

Geospatial 101 @ NUS Geography

Returning for the 5th year, the Geospatial [email protected] Geography is an annual workshop conducted by the Department of Geography that offers participants a fundamental perspective to geospatial science and technology. Supported by SLA, this 3-day workshop will cover the basics of geospatial data management and analysis through hands-on exercises with GIS software. No prior experience needed.

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National University of Singapore

Department of Industrial Systems Engineering & Management Faculty of Engineering

GeoSpatial 101 @ NUS ISEM

This workshop focuses on basic usage of a few popular Geospatial software and management of various geospatial data formats. Participants will work with various datasets, such as the 2018 6-digit Singapore postal codes and a complete routable road network of Singapore, to solve interesting local geographic problems revolving around trending themes, such as emergency planning and disaster preparedness, childcare, urban mobility, ageing populations, inclusive society and population density. Participants will take away skills and knowledge of working with various geospatial services, crowdsourcing for data collection, designing maps to present geospatial information and performing geospatial analytics.

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Singapore Management University

Geospatial 101 Course

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of GIS and equip participants with knowledge of how to create solutions using key features of GIS software and services. Participants will learn to work with GIS components that cover the creation of data, visualising geographic information and analyzing spatial data to support decision making.

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Singapore University of Social Sciences

GIS and BIM for the Built Environment

The course covers Web GIS and BIM. It demonstrates GIS as a powerful enabling technology to integrate data from BIM and different systems to benefit stakeholders in the built environment.

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Singapore Polytechnic

Geospatial 101

The course will provide participants with basic understanding of Geographical Information System (GIS). The participants will learn how to view, analyse and display geospatial data for decision making.

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Not all short courses are being offered throughout the year. Contact the respective institutions to find out on their availability.


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1Survey Associates

Data & APIs


The OneMap team is here to support you in the development of geospatial applications! Tap on OneMap’s extensive set of APIs and let your innovative juices flow. You can mash up your own data, search for addresses and do much more with our base maps!

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Businesses can apply for a licence to use digitised land information to meet your needs or to create products and services. Information available for licensing are:

   Street Directory
   Address Point
   Digitised Cadastral
   Road Network
   Building Outline

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Geospatial Publications



Article by Chief Executive, Tan Boon Khai on Why Geospatial helps Singapore be a great place to live in


Plenary Speech by Tan Boon Khai, Chief Executive, Singapore Land Authority, at United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress on 20th November 2018: Building a Smart Society – Catalyst for Change

Press release by Singapore Land Authority: Launch of GeoWorks - Singapore’s Geospatial Industry Centre

Joint press release by Singapore Land Authority and the World Bank:  The World Bank and Singapore Land Authority Sign Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to Promote Greater Use of Geospatial Information and Technology for Sustainable Urban Development


Speech by K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs & Minister for Law, at the OneMap Ideaworks Opening 2017

Speech by Ng Siau Yong, Director, Singapore Land Authority, at the AWS Public Sector Summit Singapore 2017

Speech by Lewis Wu, Senior Deputy Director, Singapore Land Authority, at the Esri Singapore User Conference 2017


Speech by Ng Siau Yong, Director, Singapore Land Authority, at the Esri Singapore User Conference 2016

Speech by Ng Siau Yong, Director, Singapore Land Authority, at the World Bank City Planning Labs Urban Data Forum 2016

Presentation by Ng Siau Yong, Director, Singapore Land Authority, at the European Forum for Geography and Statistics (EFGS) Conference 2016


Speech by Dr Vivian Balakrishnan for the 2015 Singapore Geospatial Challenge 


Speech by Vincent Hoong, Chief Executive, Singapore Land Authority, at the United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) forum 2014


Speech by Indranee Rajah, Senior Minister of State, at the Singapore Geospatial Challenge Awards Ceremony 2013

Speech by Vincent Hoong, Chief Executive, Singapore Land Authority, at the 2nd High Level Forum on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) 2013


Speech by Assoc Prof Ho Peng Kee, Senior Minister of State, at the SLA Spatial Challenge Award Ceremony 2010

Geospatial Job Opportunities

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“Driven by the pace of technological advancements, connectivity and the demand for instantaneous information, geospatial data is rapidly gaining recognition as a key enabler for smart cities’ development in ASEAN and around the world."

Mr Tan Boon Khai, Chief Executive of Singapore Land Authority (SLA)

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A 3 day course conducted by Dr Ong Chee Fatt. The course aims to cover:

  • Introduction to GIS
  • Data types (vector (points, polylines, polygons). raster), sources (spatial, non-spatial), spatial databases (shapefiles, geodatabases)
  • Map design (data - qualitative, quantitative)
  • Query data (attribute, spatial)
  • Spatial analysis (buffer, intersect, join)
  • Spatial reference (WGS84, SVY21)
  • Hands-on sessions (data - view, edit, analyse, display) with GIS software

Dr Ong Chee Fatt is a Course Chair/Senior Lecturer at the School of Architecture & the Built Environment, Singapore Polytechnic. He has conducted 20 runs of the Geospatial 101 course since Oct 2010.

For further details, please contact: Chua Lang Eng

(Email: [email protected] ; Tel: 67721012)