Asian Surveying & Mapping
Breaking News
BNM Signs MoU With MRSA On Development Of Geospatial Analytics
KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and the Malaysian Remote...
China, US Cooperates on Satellite Navigation to Offer Better GPS & BeiDou Services
China seems to move a step forward in the...
ICIMOD and Radiant.Earth Establish Strategic Cooperation to Advance Earth Observation Applications and SDG Progress
KATHMANDU, Nepal and WASHINGTON - The International Centre for...
China Begins Construction of High-Speed Railway Connecting Belgrade and Budapest
Serbia was the original actor to begin construction of...
Geological Survey of India Undertakes Landslide Susceptibility Mapping in 18 States
The Geological Survey of India is undertaking a ‘National...
Qatar to Introduce 4D Mapping Features in GIS
The Center for Geographic Information Systems(CGIS) under the Ministry...
Esri India Rolls Out ‘GeoInnovation’ in Collaboration with the Indian Ministry of Science
India: Esri India has announced GeoInnovation – A Challenge for...
Chile Set to Order New Observation Satellite
The Chilean government is set to order a new...
Kenya Plans to Digitalize Land Registries to Curb Fraud
Kenya is set to digitalize all its 57 land...
Russia Loses Contact with Earth observation Satellite After Launch
Russian space agency Roscosmos has failed to establish contact...
shanghai

The pilot program to build cloud platform capacity for cities has already begun, with a pilot program for 90 cities started in January that includes Taiyuan, Guangzhou, Xuzhou, Linyi, Zhengzhou, Chongqing, Wuhan, Wuxi and Zibo. The computing power, along with city management systems, and geospatial data are the enablers for such smart city projects as transportation management, utilities, environmental monitoring, healthcare, security and education.

The National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation has reported that the efforts to create digital cities have already resulted in 30 billion yuan (4.86 billion U.S. dollars) of value for the geoinformation service industry. The next phase to make use of this data for operational efficiencies stands to compound the benefits for society.

China is looking to add an additional 50 cities to the smart city pilot projects, given that there is a fund of 440 billion yuan (70.3 billion U.S. dollars) that has been made available for these projects. The fund is being managed by the Ministry of HOusing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD), with some funds coming from institutional investors.

China is out in fron in demonstrating the benefits of digital city modeling, and the value that this geospatial foundation provides for building subsequent smart city components. With the country’s drive for urbanization, the next wave of benefits are centered on low-carbon architecture and better urban management for greater efficiency.

Sources: Xinhua, Ecns.cn