A centralised information system based on GIS (Geographical Information System) provides an IT framework which integrates not only every stakeholder but also every aspect of smart city processes – starting from conceptualisation, planning, and development to maintenance.
As urban areas are getting more crowded and falling increasingly short on future development potential, development of new self-sustaining cities is emerging as an alternate solution to these problems. Technology is at the heart of these new self-sustaining cities enabling automation and real-time integrated city monitoring and management through a network of sensors, cameras, wireless devices and data centres. Also referred to as smart cities, these new self-sustaining cities are a developed urban area that offer sustainable economic development and high quality of life by excelling in multiple key areas like economy, environment, energy efficiency, mobility, governance, people and living conditions.
Smart city projects are rather complex with residential and commercial spaces supported by an infrastructure backbone for power, roads, water, drainage and sewage i.e., a virtual living and breathing city. A critical success factor is a need for a common technology platform to enable integration, coordination and synergistic functioning of different participants of the smart city ecosystem. A centralised information system based on GIS (Geographical Information System) provides an IT framework which integrates not only every stakeholder but also every aspect of smart city processes – starting from conceptualisation, planning, and development to maintenance.
GIS – A platform for Smart Cities
A centralised information system based on GIS provides an IT framework for maintaining and deploying data and applications throughout every aspect of the city development life-cycle.
Acquire: Find the right sites for city development, view legal boundaries, arrive at right valuation of your existing/new sites
Planning & Design: Identify deficiencies and determine optimal solutions. Integrate GIS with most design tools, including Computer Aided Design (CAD), Building Information Modeling (BIM) bringing greater analytic and cost-estimation capabilities to your infrastructure design process
Construct: Integrate project and financial management software with GIS to better manage projects. GIS can provide a single point of entry for all construction-related documents and files
Sell: Understand where and how to market city developments, attract buyers and tenants, and improve retention rates. Analyse demographics and market conditions to provide a more accurate picture of a propertys suitability to needs
Maintain: Easily manage disparate assets. Integrate your asset inventory with inspection history and work order management to maintain your critical investments in a cost-effective manner.