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Why a good land registration system is important for building smart cities

Smart City‘ an urban region highly advanced in overall infrastructure, sustainable real estate, communications and market viability is a buzz word now. The concept of smart cities originated at the time when the entire world was facing one of the worst economic crises. By the beginning of 2009, the concept had captivated the imagination of various nations across the globe.India too announced list of 100 cities to be transformed in to Smart City, out of  which the list of 20 smart cities are out now.  Smart City is a city where information technology is the principal infrastructure and the basis for providing essential services to residents. There are many technological platforms involved who can play a vital role to build a smart city. Clear Land registration, identifying stakeholders, geospatial coding are among few. In an exclusive interview with GeoBuiz, Nigel Clifford ,CEO of Ordnance Survey,United Kingdom explains how clear land registration and geospatial coding among few are the need of building a city a smart city.