Friday, August 2, 2019

Fiddling with GIS for Industrial S-REITs

The latest personal project I have been working on is a GIS (Geographic Information System) map detailing the Singapore-based properties of each industrial S-REIT.

Enreitch GIS Industrial REITs Singapore

The above shows all the Singapore-based properties of each industrial S-REIT.

Too cluttered? Just want to see how spread out Mapletree Industrial Trust's properties are? Sure, you could select Mapletree Industrial Trust only. The choice is yours.

Mapletree Industrial Trust Properties

Let's zoom in to some of MIT's Kallang properties.

7 Kallang Place

Hover your mouse cursor over any of the markers and a label will appear detailing the property name (for desktop). For mobile or tablet users, a light tap on a marker will result in the same pop-up. In this case, 7 Kallang Place could be observed in the above screenshot.

Do you need to know the distance from 7 Kallang Place to the main road (or any other place for that matter)?

GIS Mapletree Industrial Trust 7 Kallang Place to main road

Place your mouse cursor over/click the "Measure" plug-in at the top right-hand corner of the map. Click on "Create a new measurement", select the points on the map (minimum of 2 points) and, once you are done, select "Finish measurement" and the line will be drawn on the map. Multiple lines can be accommodated. Hence, you can verify whether a given property is located in a much better spot (e.g. in a major transport node) compared to another property for yourself.

Have fun with it here.

Achievement unlocked: Basic competency in Geographic Information System Visualization

To Enreitch users, more positive surprises will be coming your way. :)


  1. Hi UN,

    Congrats on your achievement unlocked! This GIS is really neat stuff.

    Perhaps it's the way Singapore zone its land, I noticed that the industrial reits buildings are more or less clustered together. Perhaps if it is deployed in overseas properties and say in the hospitality or retail sector, it would hold more significance as the location from major transport nodes and places of attractions are key considerations.


    1. Hi Rainbowcoin,


      Yeah, I agree. Doing it up for US REITs' properties would result in more insights.