Ng Siau Yong is the Director of GeoSpatial and Data Division at the Singapore Land Authority (SLA). He is responsible for driving and establishing a collaborative geospatial environment in Singapore. He oversees the formulation, design and management of the policy and programme for geospatial information governance, infrastructure and technology development, capacity building, and the use of geospatial systems in data analytics.
Under his stewardship, various important geospatial initiatives have been implemented. Among them, OneMap (www.onemap.sg), the Singapore Government’s geospatial information and services portal, has won many international accolades. GeoSpace, an online geospatial community, has been set up as an essential platform to cater to the geospatial data needs and operations within the government system. Siau Yong initiated the setting up of the Singapore GeoSpatial Scholarship to strengthen the building of geospatial manpower. He is currently driving the set-up of Singapore’s Geospatial Centre of Excellence, as well as the development of Virtual Singapore, the multi-agency-based 3D geospatial data, operating, analytic and research platform together with National Research Foundation and Government Technology Agency of Singapore, under the Singapore’s Smart Nation Programme.