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Geomatics and Smart City: A transversal contribution to the Smart City development

Geomatics and Smart City: A transversal contribution to the Smart City development Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) revolutionize the ways different urban actors communicate and interact. Geographic information technologies are of key importance too for the deployment and implementation of ICTs in the Smart City, because of the central role they may play as decision-making support tools. Indeed, they give quick access to different layers of information that may be combined and integrated to facilitate analysis of a situation and make the best decisions. However, such a central role is rarely acknowledged. In this paper, we propose to define the extent of the concept of Smart Cities and some of the distinctive features that it should display to support its sustainability. We will then propose an overview of the current and forthcoming developments in the geospatial domain to illustrate the opportunities that may arise for Smart City initiatives. The paper will also discuss the issues and challenges that need to be addressed when considering these emerging geomatics-driven solutions in the context of Smart City. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Information Polity IOS Press

Geomatics and Smart City: A transversal contribution to the Smart City development

Information Polity , Volume 19 (1) – Jan 1, 2014

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Publisher
IOS Press
Copyright
Copyright © 2014 by IOS Press, Inc
ISSN
1570-1255
eISSN
1875-8754
DOI
10.3233/IP-140330
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Abstract

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) revolutionize the ways different urban actors communicate and interact. Geographic information technologies are of key importance too for the deployment and implementation of ICTs in the Smart City, because of the central role they may play as decision-making support tools. Indeed, they give quick access to different layers of information that may be combined and integrated to facilitate analysis of a situation and make the best decisions. However, such a central role is rarely acknowledged. In this paper, we propose to define the extent of the concept of Smart Cities and some of the distinctive features that it should display to support its sustainability. We will then propose an overview of the current and forthcoming developments in the geospatial domain to illustrate the opportunities that may arise for Smart City initiatives. The paper will also discuss the issues and challenges that need to be addressed when considering these emerging geomatics-driven solutions in the context of Smart City.

Journal

Information PolityIOS Press

Published: Jan 1, 2014

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