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Street maps of yesteryears now available to public

Posted by Kaeden Ong on 7th September 2014 in Blog

Redhill Close is currently missing Block 4 as it was reportedly demolished many years ago to make way for a road.

Hawkins Road near Sembawang used to host Vietnamese refugees in the 1970s.

More recently in 2005, the old National Library Building had to be torn down to build the Fort Canning Tunnel.

These places no longer exist but if you are hoping to look them up on a map and identify where they used to be, you might be in luck.

For the first time, 23 editions of historical street maps dating from 1954 to 2009 will be available to the public, as downloadable as images, from today.

Released in conjunction with Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA)’s “Data in the City: Visualisation Challenge” for SG50, the maps will be available for free on OneMap. Users can use the street map data to generate geo-visualisations.

The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) Chief Executive Vincent Hoong said, “We hope the public will find these maps useful. We encourage Singaporeans to generate interesting geo-visualizations of Singapore’s development over the years to commemorate SG50.”

The “Data in the City: Visualisation Challenge” aims to have the public tell Singapore’s story about its change and development through data visualisations.

Credits: Property Guru

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