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Wed 15 Sep 2004

Satellite Maps of Singapore

Category : internet

In 2001, NUS' Centre for Remote Imaging, Sensing and Processing (CRISP) released a wonderful desktop wallpaper to The Straits Times (ST) - a satellite image of Singapore on a particularly cloudless day. The original ST webpage no longer holds the image. Happily, Habitatnews 2001-12 (7th June 2001) featured comments by Tang Beng Yong and was subsequently archived on the Habitatnews webpage as well. It has been there all along, but not all know to google it. So I'm making it easy and have added a map icon on the sidebar of Habitatnews (lower left) below the moon phase image. Click to get to the right page.

The satellite image was released for general use and is a useful teaching tool. Use it by all means, but do acknowledge the source - NUS' CRISP.

CRISP uses seven satellites to 'detect sea pollution, forest fires and other environmental problems'. See "Satellite images for the big picture." By Chang Ai-Lien, The Straits Times 23 Apr 2001 (thanks to Ecology Asia).

Another satellite map of Singapore on the net is Mapmart.com's vector base map of Singapore, with options for satellite and DEM maps which you can zoom in and out of.

There are probably more options out there, and please drop me a line if you some across something interesting or useful.

Posted at 5:27AM UTC by N. Sivasothi | permalink | email | Raffles Museum news