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Nautical Charting in Singapore: Past, Present, Future

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Nautical Charting in Singapore: Past, Present, Future 

Deputy chief hydrographer Mr Lee Weng Choy from the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) will provide a brief history of nautical charting as it transits from hand-drawn nautical charts to the high tech realm of marine geospatial data. The journey highlights the adoption of technologies and digitisation to meet Singapore’s commitment to enhance navigational safety, protection of the marine environment and managing the limited sea space of her waters.

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Mr Lee Weng Choy, Deputy Chief Hydrographer, joined Maritime Port Authority of Singapore as an Assistant Hydrographer in 2000. He had headed the Hydrographic Survey and Aids to Navigation departments over the years and presently oversees the Hydrographic Survey and Cartographic departments in MPA.

 

Held in conjunction with the National Library’s exhibition, Mapping the World: Perspectives from Asian Cartography.

11 Dec 2021 – 8 May 2022

Gallery, Level 10, National Library Building

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Showcasing rare historical maps, Mapping the World: Perspectives from Asian Cartography brings together different mapping traditions and worldviews, political and cultural spheres of influence, and the exchange of cartographic knowledge between civilisations across the world.

 

The exhibition, held in partnership with the Embassy of France in Singapore, features over 60 treasures from overseas institutions and private collections such as the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Musée Guimet and École Française D’Extreme-Orient in France, as well as the MacLean Collection, Illinois, United States and the Yokohama City University, Japan. It also highlights rare maps from the National Library, Singapore as well as local institutions such as the Asian Civilisations Museum and the Indian Heritage Centre.

 

This exhibition opens up a fascinating and illuminating window into how civilisations see themselves and the world across time and space.

 

 

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