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MUN 201 - Geospatial (GIS) Technology Applications for Smart Cities

Code Start Date Duration Venue
MUN 201 13 November 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MUN 201 04 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

Today, a good number of cities are turning smart around the globe forced by a number of factors including the climate change and the increasing need for sustainable and fast services. One of the best ways to do this is by powering the city with Geospatial technology. In this course, participants will understand the basic concepts of smart cities and how to implement GIS technology to build such an environment. 

Course Objectives

  • Understanding the methods and challenges of GIS implementation in smart cities 
  • Understanding the concept of a Smart City 
  • Tackling the problems found in big cities 
  • Estimating the budget of such huge project 
  • Promoting social and technological innovations and linking existing infrastructures
  • Securing economic competitiveness and quality of life in urban areas

Who Should Attend?

  • GIS data analysts
  • Technicians
  • Database administrators
  • GIS managers
  • City planners 
  • Governmental authorities

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Introduction to 
  • Data acquisition techniques
  • Data processing
  • Satellite Remote Sensing
  • Remote Sensing Images
  • Map accuracy assessment Reference Data

Day 2

  • Introduction to Smart cities
  • Who makes a city smart?
  • Why to turn smart: outcomes and benefits
  • Where it can be applied 
  • Smart City Framework: objectives, indicators, components and content 
  • Challenges 
  • Climate change
  • Urbanization
  • Scarce resources

Day 3

  • Implementation of GIS in Smart cities 
  • GIS implementation process
  • Coordinating GIS participants and users
  • Communication and providing information
  • Managing and control of GIS
  • Advanced visualization

Day 4

  • Geospatially powered city platform
  • Smart City Operations Centre (SCOC)
  • Geospatial intelligence role in city operations
  • Smart City Geospatial Intelligence & Analytics (SCGIA)
  • Smart City Lifecycle Management (SCLM)

Day 5

  • Smart city planning guidelines
  • Smart Cities key components 
  • Smart Economy
  • Smart Mobility
  • Smart Governance
  • Smart Living
  • Smart People
  • Smart Environment