“Cities in the past were built on riverbanks. They are now built along highways. But in the future, they will be built based on the availability of optical fiber networks and next-generation infrastructure.”
This is part of the statement made by Venkaiah Naidu, Indian Minister for Urban Development, on 20th of February. He was talking about the possibility of using geo-spatial technology in the process of building smart cities.
India is starting to use this technology in the making of future cities. Geo-spatial technology uses satellite navigation systems and computer databases in the means of creating, capturing, storing and retrieving geographic and spatial information about a place.
“Our government’s vision is to build 100 smart cities across the country (India). And Geospatial Science & Technology is the means to realise this vision. GST enables efficient, effective, relevant and integrated planning through the use of real time data and data analytics. Under the Housing for All (Urban) scheme, we envisioned that individual houses should be tracked through geo-tagged photographs for effective monitoring.” concluded Venkaiah Naidu.
India is one of the most populated countries in the world, harvesting a rich history and full of beautiful landscapes. The next step is, of course, is to turn itself from a developing country into a developed one.