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Indonesian city to achieve smart city status by 2025

Anuradha Shukla | Jan. 20, 2016
Technology will enable Depok city to improve business processes.

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The City of Depok, Indonesia is set to achieve smart city status by 2025.

The city has partnered with smart mapping technology provider Esri Indonesia and will leverage the technology to improve their business processes.

Smart city roadmap with smart mapping tech will allow Depok city to better provide quality services to the public by boosting government efficiency and productivity.

Also known as Geographic Information System (GIS) technology, smart mapping integrates and analyses data from multiple business systems to create a dynamic and interactive map-based view of information.

"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," said Esri Indonesia's local government specialist Gilang Widyawisaksana. "For example, with property registrations the process requires the staff involved in field operations to collect data using paper-based spreadsheets and reports. They then have to go to the office to manually input their data on the servers which takes a significant amount of time and effort."

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The City of Depok is working with smart mapping technology provider Esri Indonesia for this project.

A team of experts from this provider is working closely with the government to assess and identify existing processes and programmes that can be improved through the use of GIS technology.

The GIS technology would give agencies a digitally enabled and integrated system that will tie their information together. In addition, it would also reduce administrative procedures and human error in data collection.

The City of Depok and Esri Indonesia will also synergise to create a broad-reaching spatial policy that would see 16 other government agencies actively share their geospatial data on a common platform.

"A more streamlined process can significantly reduce the cost, time, and number of procedures involved in registering property and other land instruments. This could then potentially contribute to helping the city become an attractive business destination for investors," added Widyawisaksana.


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