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Plans are being made to integrate public utility departments for better management of resources
The Delhi government along with Geospatial Delhi Limited (GSDL) has planned to develop Delhi as a smart city with the vision of integrating geospatial data from all city departments so as to enable them for better coordinated analysis, planning, governance and management of resources.
To achieve this mandate, the Delhi government envisages integrating the data of all city departments on a single map to provide single-window services to its citizens and businesses. Geospatial Delhi Limited (GSDL) was formed as a special purpose vehicle to accommodate and f acilitate the Delhi State Spatial Data Infrastructure ( DSSDI) project, says the report titled Location Based Services: Adding Another Dimension to Smart Cities by FICCI and PwC.
Under the DSSDI project, a huge database has been created with the objective of building the 3D spatial datasets using modern technologies. A base map has been created through photogrammetric procedures on a large scale (1:2000), using aerial photography substantiated by various kinds of field surveys, namely topographic surveys, property surveys of dwelling units, underground utility surveys ( including water, sewer and energy utility) and field photography in order to generate textures for the 3D models of the buildings.
The data is related to and will be utilised by around 29 line departments and companies that include Delhi Development Authority, Delhi Disaster Management Au t h o r i t y, D e l h i F i r e Services, Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System Limited, Delhi Jal Board, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd, Delhi Pollution Control Committee, Delhi State Industry and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited, Delhi Tourism and Transpor t Development Corporation Limited, Delhi Transco Limited and Delhi Transpor t Cor poration, among others.
GSDL now plans to develop cloud-based GIS systems for all line departments to assist them in operations. The GIS system will be an integrated solution wherein cross- department layer access will be possible for better information-sharing and analysis. Under this initiative, GSDL also plans to develop a process-driven robust technological solution for continuous and seamless data updation by line departments, the report says.
The key objectives envisaged under the current transformation of Delhi include advanced visualisation of utility lines to support planning of DJB, IGL and power utilities; advanced applications in the area of disaster management, l and management system, property tax facilitation; a geoportal offering GIS services to line departments and citizens as cloud service provider and data and application integration platform and 3D visualisation.