By Rohit Chitranshi, Technical Architect, CYIENT Ltd.
Today GIS is becoming a very valuable tool for any organization, this is because directly/indirectly each organization is associated with geography and GIS deals all about geography. Nowadays many industries are implementing GIS in different domains. If I have to name few of them then definitely I will start with the Telecom industry, where GIS is a must to implement.
GIS is always considered as playing a secondary role in the main stream functions of an organization. This means GIS doesn't impact business functionality if it is not there. But the fact is that introducing GIS is excelling the efficiency and quality of governance. If you add GIS in all your major business then it will show major positive impact in business in terms of cost, time, resources, utilization, monitoring and many more.
But instead of talking about telecom GIS (as we mostly know about it), let me highlight a few other domains where GIS is evolving rapidly. There are few domains for which I am providing a brief description.
Urbanization or Smart City - GIS has to play a major role in making Smart Cities in India. Major Fields like Property Tax mapping, Street Vendor mapping and planning, Waste Water and Sewage planning, Effective public Transport routes and improvement of Traffic flows, Electricity to maintain the demand or supply and many more where GIS can help in making Smart City. After declaring the names of futuristic Smart Cities by Indian Government, many projects are initiated or launched by the