On 1 October, Singapore’s Government Technology Agency (GovTech) awarded the winners of the first National Data Visualisation Video Challenge. This student competition focused on “How Open Data makes a difference for you and me”. Started in February 2017, participants created impactful visualisation videos by using datasets from Singapore government’s Open Data portal, as well as data from other publicly available sources.
The challenge aimed at stimulating re-use of open government data. By organising this student event, the Government Technology Agency contributes to raising broader awareness, catalysing innovation and creating greater economic value, in line with Singapore’s Smart Nation vision.
Out of 80 submissions by more than 200 students, Team CEJM from Nanyang Polytechnic won the challenge. Their video explored the use and demand of solar power in Singapore by integrating half-hourly system demand data from Data.gov.sg, as well as data on solar photovoltaic systems and information from the National Climate Change Secretariat.