Living in a society that efficiently manages the urban resources that make up cities and municipalities – are we any closer to achieving this?
Undoubtedly, we only need to look around us to see the number of smart initiatives that cities have been implementing in recent years. If not, think of the new scenario that COVID-19 has left behind.
According to a recent survey carried out by Capgemini Research Institute, 68% of municipal leaders in different countries and cities around the world say that projects related to the smart city philosophy have positively helped to efficiently manage the health crisis.
Not only that, but thanks to technology, more and more cities will have the means to predict health or environmental alerts, respond to the onset of a crisis, and develop plans to continue to provide citizen services in the midst of any global emergency.
Is the urban data inventory the tool for a resilient world going forward?
What is a GIS data inventory?
It is, but first of all, we must start at the beginning, explaining what a GIS data inventory is, in order to understand its scope.
When we talk about the urban inventory, we refer to the technique that allows us to capture and collect accurate geographic data with which to plan and make effective decisions on the management of the elements and infrastructures that make up urban, rural and natural environments.
To do this, at Fisotec, we use state-of-the-art technological equipment that, together with the development of high-precision algorithms, allows us to collect information anywhere in the world and transfer it immediately to our Data Processing Centre for its subsequent analysis, processing and delivery to the client.
Professional tools for urban inventory
In order to offer the best service to consultancy and engineering firms, maintenance companies and public administrations, we make geotechnologies our best allies. The protagonists in this objective? Tools such as GPS, drones, laser scanners, georadars, mobile mapping, multi-lens 360º recording cameras, or our latest acquisition, BLK2GO by Leica, each of them focused on our different types of inventories.
Discover the types of inventories and their purpose
It is not the same to collect data to determine new actions to save on public lighting in a municipality as it is to use the information collected for tourism initiatives, don’t you think?
That is precisely why we offer a wide range of inventory software:
This is a basic inventory carried out using devices such as smartphones or tablet PCs with which our technicians go point by point over the surface to be analysed in order to exhaustively compile the attributes that make up each urban infrastructure.
Going a step further, we arrive at the advanced inventory, a detailed work in which we use drones and laser scanner technology with a point cloud that we then capture in the Geographic Information System of the urban nucleus in question.
Inventory High Tech
And we end this tour with a technological inventory that uses tools such as mobile mapping, the 360º multi-lens camera or GPS equipment placed on vehicles to detect entities through the use of artificial vision algorithms, such as TensorFlow.
Likewise, and thanks to the transversality of GIS in any urban aspect, we are also using this high-tech inventory in recently implemented tourism initiatives, through Smart Tourism, a platform we have developed.