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Top 5 Most Popular FAQs
What can the data from data.gov.sg be used for?
Data from data.gov.sg can be used for research, analysis and for application development purposes, e.g. to develop a mobile app.
How do I download data from data.gov.sg?
After doing a search and locating the data that you want to download, you can click on one of the data format icons to download the data.
How did data.gov.sg come about?
data.gov.sg was first conceived as part of the eGov2015 Masterplan and is a key project under the Masterplan’s “Co-creating for higher value” thrust. data.gov.sg is to enable and catalyse the development of innovative applications by the private and people sectors, and support the Masterplan’s vision to be a collaborative government that co-creates and connects with our people.
What kind of data are available data.gov.sg?
At launch, more than 5000 publicly-available datasets from 50 public agencies can be found at the data.gov.sg catalogue. The data includes both textual as well as spatial (map) data. Some examples of these data include
- Economic, population and census statistics
- Traffic Data
- Weather Data
- Location of Hawker Centres
What resources will be available to help developers in their application development efforts?
The "For Developers" page will provide resources for developers. The page contains links to developer tools like Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), which serve as interfaces to share data from a database to an application and are useful for co-creation in the development of applications. More resources will be made available on this page in the upcoming months.
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