What is a Smart City? Landing2022-04-29T11:36:30-04:00

What is a Smart City?

Smart City GIS EAM

THE BASIC IDEA: smart cities utilize modern digital technology to solve problems while managing resources efficiently.
Smart cities are usually understood to provide networked services that work across departments to retrieve data and to organize it into understandable and useful information. These networks are usually connected to different kinds of sensors, monitors and feedback mechanisms that collaborate to enable things like:
AUTOMATION – like turning on the lights at night
INFORMING CAPITAL PLANS – by monitoring traffic usage patterns
STREAMLINING BUSINESS OPERATIONS – like online permitting

In addition to the above, you’ll learn about the following ideas in this white paper:

  • The effectiveness of your current information
  • How to evaluate “smart” systems
  • What Data Silos are, and
  • How to employ “smart” solutions in your city