Indonesia: The Depok city of Indonesia has reaffirmed its commitment in becoming a smart city by 2025, by using the state-of-the-art mapping technology to boost government’s efficiency and productivity. And to convert this dream into a reality, Depok has chosen Esri. The geospatial solutions providing company will help the city to equip its local planning and development agency (BAPPEDA) with the capability to reengineer business processes – all by using smart mapping technology.
Smart mapping – also known as Geographic Information System (GIS) technology – integrates and analyses data from multiple business systems to create a dynamic and interactive map-based view of information. Esri Indonesia’s local government specialist Gilang Widyawisaksana said a team of experts is working closely with the government to assess and identify existing processes and programmes that can be improved through the use of GIS technology.
“Activities such as planning, zoning, property registration, and asset management often requires two or more government agencies and departments to routinely work together through time-consuming manual processes,” Mr Widyawisaksana said. Using GIS technology would not only give agencies a digitally enabled and integrated system that will tie their information together, but it would also lessen administrative procedures and human error in data collection.