Data.gov.sg was first launched in 2011 as the government’s one-stop portal to its publicly available datasets from 70 public agencies. To date, more than 100 apps have been created using the government’s open data.
The new data.gov.sg goes beyond being a data repository. It aims to make government data relevant and understandable to the public, through the active use of data visualisations and data-driven articles. The key features of the portal are high quality data presented via dashboards for quick reference, shareable charts and tables of datasets, and data blogs of social trends and government policies explained using data analysis and visualisations.
A new sub-site for developers was launched in April 2016. With a single application program interface (API) key, developers and analysts can now access government open data APIs from different agencies via the portal instead of signing up with individual agencies. At launch, eight high-frequency datasets have been made available, including PSI readings from the National Environment Agency and available taxi locations from the Land Transport Authority.
Created something interesting with the government’s open data? Share it with us! Drop us an email at email@example.com, or Tweet to us @datagovsg or message us on Facebook. We also welcome any requests for new datasets or data stories, and ideas on how we may further improve the site.