Asian Surveying & Mapping
Breaking News
Isro’s PSLV-C53 places three satellites in orbit
The four-stage, 44.4m tall PSLV-C53 rocket that blasted off...
Chinese probe successfully maps entire Mars, sends stunning pictures
China's Tianwen-1 orbiter has mapped the entire of Mars,...
Israel Aerospace Industries Successfully Doubles Venµs Satellite’s Expected Service Life
Venµs changed altitude in space and will carry out...
South Korea launches KASS satellite to augment GPS
South Korea has successfully launched a precision aviation satellite...
China launches new batch of remote sensing satellites
XICHANG, June 23 (Xinhua) -- China successfully launched three...
Kenya launches nationwide airborne geophysical survey
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta Tuesday launched the final report...
South Korea successfully launches home-grown Nuri space rocket
South Korea’s domestically built Nuri rocket successfully placed a...
Isro PSLV-C53 launch announced for June 30
The mission faced multiple initial delays, but was eventually...
Strong progress being made on the UK’s Geospatial Strategy
Annual plan published shows the Geospatial Commission’s progress on...
Israel Deploys Medicine Data-Map Skills to Avert Food Crisis
Even before the first wave of Covid-19 swept through...
surat

Microsoft has just selected Surat for their CityNext initiative, which is underway with systems to provide citizen acess as well as to help warn and mitigate for natural disasters. The aim is to integrate the digital world with the real world, with the aid of GIS. The city also hopes that the new data and systems will streamline the planning and development process.

Dholera is another smart city underway, with plans for renewable energy and with Internet, gas, water and electricity all delivered via smart grid technologies. The city is along a critical economic zone in the Delhi-Mumbai corridor.

Smart cities are being adopted worldwide for their promise of better city management decisions the are coupled with economic growth and enhanced livability. These approaches combine many existing systems in a more integrated manner for a holistic view of municipal management.

Sources: Times of India, The Guardian