For the first time in history, more than 50 per cent of the world’s population lives in urban areas; and by the year 2050, nearly 70 per cent of people will live in cities. As we transform into a ‘digital’ society, cities are compelled to adopt a futuristic approach by planning ahead and breaking down the barriers of traditional thinking. Smart Cities use Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to enhance their liveability, workability and sustainability by collecting, communicating and crunching data – within and across departments and third parties.
Building Smart Cities through Geospatial Intelligence
A pre-requisite to making smarter decisions is to have access to updated information. This calls for cities to analyse data from multiple disparate sources, so that city has a complete picture of the situation on a Common Operational Picture (CoP) at any given point in time. By creating geo-enabled platforms, cities can collect, organise and disseminate spatial data from multiple disparate sources in conjunction with non-spatial data from MIS and other enterprise systems.
Smart City Common Operating Picture
The CoP facilitates collaborative planning, execution and management, while eliminating redundancy, and enabling higher productivity and efficiency in operations. Cities can more effectively share, disseminate information, enhance communications, and ultimately aid in better, and faster decision making and service delivery to the stakeholders.
Hexagon Geospatial and Intergraph SG&I provide solutions designed to create a CoP that enables organisations to capture, manage, analyse, integrate, and appropriately act on complex spatial and non-spatial data. Learn more about our smart solutions for asset and infrastructure management, transportation, utilities and telecom, and public safety and security.
“Digital mapping platforms, which combine electronic networks, maps, satellite imagery, and tracking, are emerging as key instruments for enhanced situational awareness & improving governance,” says Kaushik Chakraborty, Vice President, Strategic Alliances and Global Business Development at Hexagon Geospatial.