Singapore to map out its Smart Nation in 3D

Singapore is building a 3D model of the city for government agencies, residents, researchers and businesses to run simulations. The platform, known as Virtual Singapore, was launched by the Prime Minister last week. It will be useful for the new Smart Nation office to test-bed new public services and plan for new projects, such as the national sensor network.

Agencies will be able to use it to test crowd dispersion from buildings during evacuations or analyse transport and pedestrian flows. Users will be able to create realistic and large-scale visual models of areas in Singapore, the National Research Foundation said. The platform will be completed by 2017.

Residents will be able to use the 3D model to share their views on public amenities, like the location of a new facility.

The 3D model will be operated by the Singapore Land Authority and is being built with technical expertise from the Infocomm Development Authority.

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