Simply put, smart communities are about connecting people to technology to achieve better daily outcomes. Modern communities face constant challenges. Whether it’s congested roads, homelessness, lack of jobs, underperforming schools, crime, or otherwise, the opportunity for improvement is everywhere. To address these challenges and provide the best services sustainably, governments leverage the efforts of the entire community to devise smarter solutions.
Smart communities find the results they seek more often through civic engagement, data-driven decision-making, and collaboration. Geographic information system (GIS) technology supports these efforts by uniting data sources, analysing information at scale, and providing intelligence with context to help anticipate outcomes.
But how does a community become smart? Given what can be a complex process, communities need a road map to guide them through the journey to becoming smart.
Begin your journey or accelerate your progress by downloading our Smart Framework Guide….