A Review Paper on Role of GIS in Development of Smart Cities

Tanu Sharma


Smart cities may define as a sustainable growth of urban area that gives an extra ordinary living condition by improving economy, environment, mobility, governance and energy efficiency etc. Smart cities are enabling automation and real-time integrated city monitoring and management through various technologies like a geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS), and remote sensing (RS) through the network of sensors, cameras, wireless devices and data centers. GIS plays an important role in transforming a city into a smart city. GIS, not only does map display but it is also useful in surveying, engineering and planning for the collection, processing, management and presentation of spatial information. High spatial resolution satellite images help to prepare urban land use maps depicting urban land uses such as agricultural, residential, industrial, commercial, public and semi-public (uses recreational, transportation etc). This paper explains the importance of GIS in smart city infrastructure.



Keywords: Smart City, sustainable urban development, geoinformatics, remote sensing (RS), geographical information system (GIS), global positioning system (GPS)

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Tanu Sharma. A Review Paper on Role of GIS in Development of Smart Cities. Journal of Remote Sensing & GIS. 2017; 8(2): 38–44p.

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