Speakers Bio & Abstract

Victor Khoo Deputy Director - Land Survey Division
Singapore Land Authority

Victor Khoo is the Deputy Director in Land Survey Division of Singapore Land Authority (SLA). He received his Ph.D. and Master of Engineering degree from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore and his Bachelor degree in Land Surveying from the University Technology of Malaysia (UTM). Prior to his appointment in SLA, he was involved in various GPS, geospatial related and satellite remote sensing research projects for a period of 8 years. He held appointments as Associate Scientist in the Centre for Remote Imaging, Sensing and Processing (CRISP) in NUS and Research Associate in the Spatial Information Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, NTU. Victor is a Registered Surveyor; a professional surveyor, registered under the purview of Land Surveyors Act administered by Singapore Land Surveyors Board. Currently, he works in diverse geospatial related subjects that encompass the collection, management and dissemination of survey and mapping data. His areas of interest include Differential GNSS, Cadastral Surveying, 3D Mapping and Spatial Data Infrastructure. Abstract
3D national map to support Smart Nation initiative
Singapore Land Authority (SLA) is leading a whole-of-government (WOG) initiative to create and maintain a high resolution survey-accurate 3-dimensional (3D) national map to support the increasing needs of government and agencies in operation, planning and risk management. As our built environment is becoming more complex due to increasing overlapping land use, such as development deep underground (e.g. rock cavern development) and high above ground, 2D maps format is inadequate to represent the complex 3D environment that we live in now. With our plan to make Singapore a Smart Nation, there is an increase in demand for 3D data. The project produced 3D maps and models with qualities that ensure widespread applications. The maps and models created supported our partners? operation in flood management and flight safety management. The datasets produced also being used in development planning, solar potential study, carbon accounting etc. by multiples agencies in Singapore. The project also produced the biggest geospatial dataset ever collected homogenously in Singapore ? more than 100 TB of data and products which can be used by multiple agencies. In line with the Smart Nation initiative, the 3D models produced will be used in Virtual Singapore, one of the projects under the Smart Nation initiative.