Herald: A deluge of data to lay Smart City’s foundation
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A deluge of data to lay Smart City’s foundation

13 Feb 2018 05:40am IST

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VIKANT SAHAY

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13 Feb 2018 05:40am IST

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Data being generated on traffic patterns, employment, public health, crime, energy usage, waste management; Smart metering for services to minimize costs

A massive data collection, collation and interpretation  is going on within the walls  of Adil Shah  a facade of the magnificent past, which now hosts Panjim’s Smart City team which is working on the here and the now of technology.

Data being generated on traffic patterns, employment, public health, crime, energy usage, waste management, and more, there are great opportunities for app developers to create new solutions. But it has to be smart data, not just big data.

To make it cost effective, sensors or metering points, like smart metering communications technologies that will be deployed is being designed to minimize those costs and provide excellent value. “For common citizens we need to be more transparent and communicative and I am confident that in this, technology will play a major role and that is why Panjim is moving towards a teachnology-based smart city very soon,” said Mr Sidharth Kuncalienkar, director of Imagine Panjim Smart City Development Limited (IPSCDL).

As reported IPSCDL will soon be setting up an Integrated Command and Control Center (ICCC) which will be analyse huge data, leading to minimum human engagement. This center will not only be video wall to watch the activities through various cameras (nearly 400) across Panjim but there will be standard processing systems and all information will immediately be passed on to the responsible agency for its immediate and quick action.

By taking the example of smart grid, smart meters and the communications technologies supporting them should be able to stay online for 10, 15, or even 20 years without much maintenance.

“The role of technology has increasingly become important for economic development of cities for providing advancement in infrastructure, optimisation of resources and innovativeness thereby enhancing living standards of its citizens,” said Mr Swayandipta Pal Chaudhuri, Managing Director and CEO of IPSCDL.
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