Smart city projects depend on collecting, analysis, and visualization of spatial data and GIS could be a key factor in its success. Let’s examine how geospatial technologyRead more
Smart city projects depend on collecting, analysis, and visualization of spatial data and GIS could be a key factor in its success. Let’s examine how geospatial technology for smart cities would help in the design, development, and maintenance of the cities.
The growing urbanization and its associated disadvantages are creating a need for self-sustaining cities that leverage technology and paves way for sustainable economic development. City planners and government consider smart cities as a viable alternative for establishing high standards in quality of life, economy, environment, mobility, energy efficiency, and governance. Smart cities and GIS are the future where ICT enables knowledge-based cities that maximize the growth through efficient planning and governance systems.
We can define a smart city as a data-driven environment connected through a wireless network of sensors, cameras, data centers, and other devices. It functions round the clock in a cloud environment and promotes transparent, sustainable, and efficient urban planning.
However, smart city projects are challenging to implement since it requires the integration of multiple technologies and infrastructure to provide uninterrupted living facilities including electricity, water, internet, roads, and sewage. Geographic information systems could be a prominent factor to achieve seamless integration of smart cities and also support in its conceptualization, development, and maintenance.
Accurate spatial data is crucial in planning and implementing the framework for efficient smart cities. GIS collects data that helps to identify the right cites for deploying the infrastructure, mark the legal boundaries, manage the construction projects, improve the data analytics, and derive optimal solutions for any deficiencies in the planning.
GIS supports all stages of a smart city project from planning to construction and management. Here is a brief on how GIS facilitates the execution of a smart city project.
Geographical information systems incorporate location variables in the planning and development of smart cities. It helps to collect geodata, creates spatial databases, and ensures a seamless flow of information and connects the various stakeholders. The technologies such as LIDAR, GPR, UAV/sUAS, and beacons assist in data-driven decision making for land use, transportation network, waste management, deployment of utilities, slum management, and many more.
SBL can assist smart city projects with our powerful GIS solutions. We ensure reliable spatial data for all mapping and analytics requirements throughout the project life cycle. Contact us to discuss the possibilities of using GIS in your smart city project.