MAPS AND BUILDING PLANS IN MAPS AND BUILDING PLANS DATABASE

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF SINGAPORE displays selected maps and building plans in its collection for the purpose of research and reference. If you wish to use or reproduce any of the map and building plan images, first check ‘conditions governing access’ that is displayed with each image. To find out more about ‘conditions governing access’ , kindly go to the section below titled "COPYRIGHT AND ACCESS CONDITIONS".

Unauthorised use or reproduction of the maps and building plans or map and building plan images in the Maps and Building Plans Database is not permitted.

Back to top

ORDERING MAPS AND BUILDING PLANS IN MAPS AND BUILDING PLANS DATABASE

To acquire a non-exclusive, non-sub licensable, non-transferable right to use and reproduce the map and building plan images in our Maps and Building Plans Database, please submit a request via the NAS e-Request System.

No ownership or copyright in any image shall pass to the requestor or user as a result of National Archives of Singapore providing the images to the requestor or user.

The map and building plan images may not be used for any unlawful purpose or in any manner contrary to the public interest.

You may also visit the Archives Reading Room of the National Archives of Singapore, located at 1 Canning Rise. For more information, please visit http://www.nas.gov.sg/Archives-Reading-Room

Back to top

ADDITIONAL TERMS & CONDITIONS GOVERNING USAGE

For map and building plan images under 2 and 3 in the section "COPYRIGHT AND ACCESS CONDITIONS", National Archives of Singapore is unable to provide you with the map and building plan images unless permission is obtained by the user or requestor from the copyright owner. Please submit your request first to National Archives of Singapore and we will advise you on contacting the rights owner(s).

In your application to seek permission from the copyright owners, please include the points stated in the section "TEMPLATE FOR APPLICATION TO COPYRIGHT OWNER FOR PERMISSION".

Kindly also note the following:

  • Requestor and user agree to assume all responsibility for safekeeping and use of the copies of map and building plan images obtained from National Archives of Singapore. These should be used in a respectful manner without altering the map and building plan images in any manner. The copies provided by National Archives of Singapore must not be handed over to other parties by the requestor and they shall be properly destroyed once the original usage declared to National Archives of Singapore has been completed.
  • It is the requestor’s and user’s responsibility to ensure that any party engaged or employed or contracted to carry out work with the images do not retain the images after the work is completed and the images are not handed over to or transmitted to any other party.
  • Requestor and user must agree to display an acknowledgement or credit line as provided by National Archives of Singapore with each map and building plan image used or reproduced.
  • It is the requestor's and user's responsibility to ensure that copyright is not infringed and any infringement that does occur is the sole responsibility of the requestor and user.
  • An order is only formally placed with National Archives of Singapore(NAS) when NAS receives an application via the NAS e-Request system. An offer will be made by NAS in the form of a quotation for the map and building plan images that NAS can provide. NAS’s offer will automatically lapse after 2 months from the date of the quotation if the quotation is not accepted with NAS receiving payment for the order. Any subsequent request for images will have to be submitted through a fresh application via the NAS e-Request system.
Back to top

CHARGES

Digital copies of map and building plan images will be provided only upon payment of an amount consisting of an Archival and Administrative Fees and Reproduction Cost. Archival and Administrative Fees are charged in recognition of the cost of managing and preserving the maps and building plans and in administering and servicing requests for copies of maps and building plans.

Orders for reproduction of archival maps and building plans will be processed when all approvals for reproduction and use of the map and building plan images have been given and upon receipt of the applicable payment.

ARCHIVAL AND ADMINISTRATION FEES

Type 1
Archival and Administration Fee for non-commercial use at S$18.69 (exclusive of GST)
Type 2
Archival and Administration Fee for commercial use at S$600 (exclusive of GST)
Any other use not defined in Type 2 Archive Administration Fee For use in products that generate sales and revenue with the end-beneficiary being private companies/individuals.
For use within advertisements for private companies/individuals.

Notice: As of 31 May 2016, National Archives of Singapore will no longer provide prints.

What You Should Know Before You Place Your Order

  • The digital images that NAS provide are dependent on the quality of pictures as received or as reproduced by vendors and their quality can vary. The digital images provided are of custom (not exhibition) quality and may differ from the copy shown online.
  • We seek your kind understanding of any delay in meeting orders for digital images should the Photo Service Team experience high volume of reproduction orders.
  • The Photo Service Team will deliver the digital images to you via electronic means.
Back to top

Explore the archives