FICCI-PwC re­port sug­gests 3-point agenda to de­ploy LBS for smart ci­ties

FICCI Business Digest - - CEO Speak - Dig­ni­taries re­leas­ing the FICCI-PwC re­port 'Lo­ca­tion Based Ser­vices for Smart Ci­ties'.

On the oc­ca­sion a FICCI- PwC re­port, 'Lo­ca­tion Based Ser­vices for Smart Ci­ties', was re­leased by the dig­ni­taries.

The re­port rec­om­mends that in or­der to mit­i­gate chal­lenges and en­sure ef­fec­tive im­ple­men­ta­tion of LBS along with smart city com­po­nents across ci­ties, there is a need to use LBS dur­ing as­sess­ment of city master plan­ning; cre­ate a sin­gle agency for gen­er­at­ing, col­lect­ing and util­is­ing lo­ca­tion and geospa­tial data of a city and frame a pol­icy for data se­cu­rity and pri­vacy.

Dr. Sud­hir Kr­ishna, former Sec­re­tary, Min­istry of Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment, said that the Bureau of In­dian Stan­dards has con­sti­tuted a com­mit­tee to for­mu­late stan­dards for smart ci­ties. It would help in adopt­ing a sys­tem­atic ap­proach to­wards build­ing smart ci­ties. Speak­ing on LBS, he said that LBS ap­pli­ca­tions are seep­ing into the ICT sup­ported ser­vices in­ces­santly. It is grad­u­ally be­com­ing al­most im­pos­si­ble to find mobile tele­phone based GIs ap­pli­ca­tion/ser­vices that are not in­te­grated with LBS. But it also car­ries the dan­ger of in­trud­ing into the pri­vacy of an in­di­vid­ual. Hence, while pre­par­ing any project in­cor­po­rat­ing the LBS ap­pli­ca­tions, the is­sues of pri­vacy and other pos­si­ble neg­a­tive con­cerns of the cit­i­zens need to be care­fully ad­dressed.

In his theme pre­sen­ta­tion on 'Lo­ca­tion Based Ser­vices for Smart Ci­ties' NS N Murty, As­so­ciate Di­rec­tor and Smart Ci­ties Leader, PwC, said LBS would add a dif­fer­ent di­men­sion to the way peo­ple work, will be­come core to pro­vid­ing mass cus­tom­ized prod­ucts & ser­vices, trans­form the way gov­ern­ment pro­vides ser­vices to cit­i­zens and lever­age the mobile pen­e­tra­tion and cou­ple that with ur­ban de­vel­op­ment. He added that with in­creased dig­i­ti­za­tion a city can of­fer a more sus­tain­able and liv­able en­vi­ron­ment for the cit­i­zens.

Ra­jesh Mathur, Chair­man, FICCI Com­mit­tee on Geospa­tial Tech­nolo­gies, said that GIS was a sys­tem of records, which or­ga­nized and man­aged the geo­graphic con­text of one's as­sets and resources; pow­ers lo­ca­tion plat­form to de­liver cit­i­zen cen­tric ser­vice; and pro­vided de­ci­sion sup­port sys­tem to ad­min­is­tra­tors. He added that geospa­tial en­ables ci­ties and en­hances cit­i­zen's ex­pe­ri­ence by pro­vid­ing real-time in­for­ma­tion about trans­porta­tion, health­care, ed­u­ca­tion, en­vi­ron­ment, se­cu­rity and emer­gency re­sponse.

Dr. A. Di­dar Singh, Sec­re­tary Gen­eral, FICCI, said that LBS has multi-sec­toral ap­pli­ca­tions. With the fo­cus of the gov­ern­ment on smart ci­ties, the us­age of LBSen­abled ap­pli­ca­tion would in­crease man­i­fold. Emerg­ing tech­nolo­gies, like LBS would be ex­tremely ben­e­fi­cial and ap­pro­pri­ate in han­dling the cur­rent state of eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment, ur­ban­iza­tion, pop­u­la­tion growth, level of in­fras­truc­ture and ris­ing ex­pec­ta­tion of the peo­ple, he added.

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