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Sep 02

Map of Singapore in AutoCAD

In 2009 I started drawing a map of Singapore in AutoCAD over the Google Maps, in the same time with making the Database of HDB blocks with estimated number of units. I was drawing street axis as well as planning area borders and coastal outline. Purpose: personal research, measuring area of various land parcels and estimate housing density in selected estates and use the results in designing own apartments.

Both the map and database were made for free for my personal research, with NO intention to publish or give to anyone else. I have NOT draw street axis in non-HDB estates, not even in all HDB estates, as this was out of the scope of my work for studying housing density.

I ended my study in 2011, leaving the map looking like this:

Singapore AutoCAD map AutoCAD map of Singapore

I published the incomplete HDB database for first time in 2012, resumed working in 2014 and finalized the database in 2015. I did not published also the map, because I believed that it is totally USELESS. URA does have very detailed maps in DWG format available for purchase by professionals (at high price), and a map designed by 1-person in AutoCAD will never reach the quality of official maps done by government authority.

However, I published the map on my website in January 2016 to show you that I can design maps too, to see if anyone is interested, and how such AutoCAD map could be used. If there is sufficient demand from multiple people I will finalize the map and offer as paid download.

Anyone interested in an AutoCAD map of Singapore,
contact me and tell your requirements!

Please do not ask about completion status or what is included on the current map… most likely I have to trash it and start over designing a new map according your requirements.
Do you need axis line of all streets in Singapore? I am glad to do this.
Do you need building outlines? Theoretically is possible to draw them over satellite photo, but will take too much time considering how complex are shaped the HDB blocks.
Do you need anything else that do not come in my mind? Tell me…
Do note that I may not be able to go on field and take measurements.

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  1. Chiara

    hi,

    I am an interior design student, and we are currently designing a sustainable building in cantonment road (Singapore), we need a site analysis plan, would be nice to use an autocad plan of singapore as well.

    sincerely
    Chiara

    1. Teoalida

      Can you be more specific what details should be included in this AutoCAD map to be usable for you?

  2. CHARLOTTE GAMBOTTI

    Hi Teoalida,

    I am an architecture student and I am doing a research on Singapour’s port infrastructure : I need port & petrochemical installations, and all kind of transport infrastructure linked to it . I was wondering if you had this done already in CAD, or may be a part of it.

    Regards
    Charlotte

    1. Teoalida

      How these petrochemical installations should be draw in AutoCAD? what level of details? If I did not had this already done, can’t do it right now? But I am afraid that installations are bit difficult to draw using satellite photos.

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