Authoritative big spatial data: the foundation for a smart city

In Our Little Book of Smart Cities, we explore the growth of the Smart City concept and how successful projects have used geospatial data to help their cities get smarter.

The world is urbanising at an astonishing rate. Today, 54 per cent of people live in an urban area. By 2050, the figure will be two thirds. Already, cities produce 80 per cent of global GDP … and more than 70 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions.

City managers wrestle with reduced revenues, inadequate and ageing infrastructure, and the challenge of truly global competition. At the same time, increasingly mobile residents demand more from their administrations: more tailored services, greater access to information and better value for money.

Across the globe, city administrations, utility companies, transport providers and others are partnering to explore ways of combining technology trends (such as big data, social media, the ubiquity of smartphones and the emerging Internet of Things) to better connect cities and citizens, to develop more efficient ways of working and to build more attractive urban environments. In short, to create Smart Cities.

All these projects are built on a foundation of geospatial data. From the simplest information feed to the most complex, multi-partner, integrated transport system, a single authoritative source of reliable location data is of critical importance.

Authoritative geospatial data is the foundation of Smart Cities.

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If you have read Our Little Book of Smart Cities and would like to learn more:

  • Read how Sinfogeo helped the Spanish Government and Army combine their geospatial data into a single authoritative source. Read now
  • Read how Australia’s Waverley Council cost-effectively manages, maintains and shares geospatial data from different sources to support better decision making. Read now
  • Read how the Environment Agency quickly shared data with military teams to perform an emergency “rapid inspection” of flood defences. Read now
  • Read about other 1Spatial customers and case studies. View Clients

Better still, contact us. Our specialist consultants would welcome the opportunity to discuss how 1Spatial could help get your data into shape and keep it that way.