Geographic Information System for Smart Cities

Geographic Information System for Smart Cities

by T. M. Vinod Kumar and Associates
English | 2014 | ISBN: 819247335X | 424 Pages | PDF | 26 MB

Smart city is mindful every second and communicates, in real time, analyzed knowledge to citizen for satisfactory way of life, with easy delivery of services, comfortable mobility, conserving energy, environment and other natural resources, and creating energetic communities and a vibrant urban economy. Geographic Information Systems for Smart Cities explores the role of GIS in upgrading existing cities to smart cities. Beginning with a discussion on process of transition from existing GIS to smart city GIS, the book goes on to explore the GIS for smart and sustainable urbanization; practical difficulties in implementing and maintaining such self-aware GIS; open large scale geo-data management and web map services to achieve the smart city goals; role of GIS in community development. The book explains the adaptive urbanism for sea-level rise and environmentally sensitive land-use allocation for coastal smart cities. Chapters explaining the use of GIS for slum management and smart buildings in smart cities are also included. To emphasize on the importance of mobility in smart cities, the book discusses the role of using intra-day trip generation and travel management for a smart city; intelligent goods transportation system; GIS-based land-use suitability and transportation model. The latter part of the book explores agent-based simulation focused on natural disasters and safe location; biourbanism as a new framework for smart cities studies; new discipline of smart planning. Smart cities future, opportunities and barriers through scenario-based urban planning support system are discussed in detail. How past Indian experiences can be extended in future for smart Indian cities is explained. The book concludes with the identification of existing cities for upgradation, ways and means of activation of smart communities, smart institutional framework, smart economy and deployment of smart urban technologies. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Geographic Information Systems for Smart Cities is a standard reference work for city planners, urban managers, GIS specialists, and policy makers who are actively involved in building smart cities.

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