GIS for government

Smart city thinking

Shaping Singapore’s future with smart city thinking

3D model guides Boston’s smart city thinking

3D model guides Boston’s smart city thinking

Watch how Boston’s ground-breaking urban planning approach balances infrastructure development and population growth with sustainable, smart city design. 

GovInsider Guide to Smart Urban Design
White paper

GovInsider Guide to Smart Urban Design

Learn how cities such as Seoul, Singapore and New York among others are using data and artificial intelligence to design their cities, make them inclusive and improve sustainability.

More
Smart planning
Smart policy making
Smart end-to-end solutions
Smart services
Smart management
Sustainable practices

Smart planning

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.

Smart services

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.

Smart management

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.

Sustainable practices

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.

 

Transforming Dubai into the ‘happiest city on earth’
Video

Transforming Dubai into the ‘happiest city on earth’

Learn how Dubai is using smart city thinking to identify traffic accident hot spots, increase citizen’s engagement in town planning initiatives, and powering sustainability initiatives like solar energy generation.

More
A world-leading digital transformation strategy
Framework

A world-leading digital transformation strategy

Explore Los Angeles’ GeoHub, a world-leading open data framework launched by Mayor Eric Garcetti that places critical insights into the hands of citizens – enabling them to co-author their city’s future.

More
The foundation of Singapore’s smart city vision
Case study

The foundation of Singapore’s smart city vision

The SLA has been a pioneering force behind Singapore’s smart nation aspirations and their 3D model of the entire nation-state continues to underpin development innovations.

More
Inside Virtual Brisbane
Case study

Inside Virtual Brisbane

Take a tour of the innovative, computer-generated 3D model of Brisbane, which is supporting the sustainable urbanisation of one of Australia’s fastest growing cities.

More
3 ways location analytics makes NYC more liveable
Blog

3 ways location analytics makes NYC more liveable

New York City’s progressive open data strategy is using advanced location-based analytics to save lives, catch criminals and solve complex civilian issues.

More
Safe community self-assessment tool
Self-assesment tool

Safe community self-assessment tool

Technology is enabling smarter public safety platforms to be developed – but how does your community compare to others? Take the test.

More