New report: Smart at Scale: Cities to Watch (25 Case Studies)

We contributed to the latest report of the World Economic Forum focusing on successful pilot projects that scaled.

Guest lecture by Jinal Foflia

We are very pleased that Ms Jinal Foflia, Senior Program Manager – Geo at Grab has visited us to give a guest lecture as part of our module Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Cartography.

The PI of the Lab elected co-chair of the Open Geospatial Consortium 3DIM DWG

3D Information Modelling Domain Working Group

New paper: How might an LoD Logic Framework Help to Bridge the 3D Cadastre Research-to-Practice Gap?

FIG Working Week 2020. A Proposal for a Level of Implementation Framework

New paper: Tools for BIM-GIS Integration (IFC Georeferencing and Conversions): Results from the GeoBIM Benchmark 2019

A new collaborative paper in which we have been involved has been published.

Participation at the 3D GeoInfo 2020 conference

3D GeoInfo is a key conference in the 3D GIS community.

New paper: Exploration of open data in Southeast Asia to generate 3D building models

This article investigates the current status of generating 3D building models across 11 countries in Southeast Asia from publicly available data, primarily volunteered geoinformation (OpenStreetMap).

New paper: Visualising detailed CityGML and ADE at the building scale

There is an increasing activity in developing workflows and implementations to convert BIM data into CityGML. However, there are still not many platforms that are suitable to view and interact with the detailed information stored as a result of such conversions, especially if an Application Domain Extension (ADE) is involved to support additional information.

SDE signed MOU with Esri Singapore to expand research in geospatial analytics

We are happy that our NUS School of Design and Environment signed a memorandum of understanding with Esri Singapore to strengthen collaboration.

We are accepting PhD candidates

We are continuously looking for talented and highly motivated prospective graduate students to join our research group.

New graduation projects completed at our Lab

We are proud to announce that in the last month, four students have completed their studies by carrying out a graduation project with us.

Assessing the quality of OpenStreetMap building data in Singapore

A new report on OpenStreetMap (OSM) data quality assessment in Singapore has been published. The report describes a recent research project carried at the Lab by Ethan Chen Wai Hoong, focusing on residential buildings.

Filip Biljecki appointed as Presidential Young Professor

We are pleased to announce that Dr Filip Biljecki, the founder and the principal investigator of the Lab, has been awarded the prestigious NUS Presidential Young Professorship (PYP).

Geospatial and urban data science journals

List of relevant journals with their latest metrics

Our participation at the State of the Map 2020

This year’s OpenStreetMap conference moved online retaining its full spirit

A Comparison of Spatial Functions: PostGIS, Athena, PrestoDB, BigQuery vs RedShift

We are moving our geospatial analysis to the cloud. As we are evaluating the various offerings by AWS and Google Cloud Platform, we wonder to what extent these cloud database products support spatial functions in comparison to PostGIS.

Welcome, Abraham

We are pleased to welcome Abraham Noah Wu as a new full-time researcher in the group, working on our flagship project on generating large-scale 3D city models.

Guide for open urban data in Singapore

Our curated inventory of data relevant for geospatial and urban analyses

Keynote at IACAD 2020

The International Academic Conference on Architecture and Design (IACAD) 2020 has been held last week, and we contributed with a keynote.

Leveraging cloud technology for GIS analysis with OpenStreetMap

To increase accessibility, ease of maintenance and enable efficient analysis of OpenStreetMap data, we look at leveraging cloud technology.