GIS for government
Smart city thinking
Shaping Singapore’s future with smart city thinking
Across the country, groups like URA, SLA, LTA and PUB – amongst others – have spent decades leveraging Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to effectively plan the nation’s ongoing evolution.
The software’s inherent ability to provide unprecedented context to both evolving and proposed urban environments has made it the ‘go to’ tool for smart planning – and a foundation technology that supports and enables smart cities globally.
Smart policy making
Pollution, inadequate housing, transport issues, sanitation hazards, growing crime and epidemics – like Zika and Ebola – are all consequences of decades of unplanned urbanisation.
Implementing policies that ensure the effective management of the nation’s complex urban ecosystems is a job made easier with the insight – and most importantly foresight – delivered through GIS technology.
Smart end-to-end solutions
Thousands of governments, corporations and other technology groups around the world rely on Esri end-to-end technology solution to underpin their smart city programs. Recognised as a foundation technology in the smart city space, ArcGIS is a robust data management, analytics, collaboration and 3D visualisation platform that equips government agencies.
Globally, Singapore is often cited as a shining example of a country succeeding in its efforts to deliver smart services to its citizens.
For more than 40 years, Singapore’s government agencies have used GIS technology to establish the very fabric of a smart nation; diligently weaving intricate networks of intelligent applications, information hubs and smart workflows to ultimately improve life quality and efficiency of services for the communities they serve.
In the domain of smart cities, the science of geography is used to bring meaning to the vast amount of data captured through the ever-expanding network of IoT sensors, departmental data and citizen feedback.
It’s a science that sits at the heart of smart management practices for all urban and natural environments – and one that underpins the decisions of city planners, public safety agencies, health services organisations, house and transport planners and policy-makers, amongst others.
Globally, GIS is recognised as a foundation technology that both supports and enables the building of sustainable, smart cities.
From planning energy-efficient infrastructure to creating interconnected networks of open areas that enrich and sustain the community, the technology is essential to preserving living standards and ensuring sustainable growth.