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data.gov.sg Focus Group

As part of data.gov.sg efforts, the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) has embarked on a pilot project with the National Library Board (NLB). The pilot project revolves around the use of linked data technology to better manage and share data. We are looking for developers to test our pilot project, and would like to invite you to participate in a focus group session for this.

If you are interested and are familiar with APIs and app development, do read on below for further details and if you are keen to be part of this pilot

1. Background:
The objective of the pilot is to enable better sharing of government data with linked data. (If you are interested in linked data, read more about it here.)

For the pilot project, we have created a mobile app, LinkMe and a web browser app, Pathfinder with government linked data. The types of government data used in the pilot include land and routes data (SLA), traffic data (LTA), weather data (NEA), parks data (NParks), etc. As part of Pathfinder, we have also made available some data for developers to test. These datasets are shared via APIs and SPARQL queries.

As a participant, you will explore the above and provide feedback on your experiences at a focus group session. You will also be entitled to receive incentives amounting to $50.

2. What will be expected of you:

Step one :  Attend a focus group session (at IDA HQ, 10 Pasir Panjang Road on 17th Aug from 9am to 2pm)
Step two : Use or explore the apps/datasets/APIs
Step three : Provide feedback via survey after using the apps/datasets

3.  If you accept our invitation and would like to participate in our focus group sessions:

Please provide the following details and email it to liyana_muhammad_fauzi [at] ida.gov.sg :

Details Required

Please indicate below

Name (as per NRIC):


NRIC Number:






Mobile Number:


What smartphone device are you using, and what is the version currently
(E.g.: iPhone 4/5, Android phone, Windows phone, etc.)?:


If you are using an iPhone 4S or later, please provide your UDID:
Here’s a URL showing how to locate the UDIDs – http://www.innerfence.com/howto/find-iphone-unique-device-identifier-udid.



IDA seeks your cooperation not to divulge any information or data related to this pilot project.

(Note: All focus group participants are required to sign an undertaking for your participation in this.)

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