GiSmartware is serving Smart Cities, their policymakers, and their residents – researching, designing and developing simple, user-friendly software solutions that optimise smart management of cities, their networks, and their various geo-referenced assets.
Serving Smart Cities’ policymakers and citizens
Smart Cities are expected to deliver progress in a wide range of areas: energy consumption, water management, information and telecoms, transport and parking, security and CCTV, public facilities and buildings, waste management, and more. Cities are deemed to be ‘smart’ when their infrastructures and services are managed automatically, with the participation of users and citizens, in such a way as to make them adaptable, sustainable, more economical, more effective – and more cost-effective.
Benefits of smart network management:
- Extremely precise information about the route of your water, electricity, gas and telephony networks, complying with regulations relating to Declarations of Works/Intent to Commence Works.
- Improved energy efficiency: cutting your use of electricity, water, gas and other utilities
- Optimising maintenance operations by your teams in the field and delivering improved responsiveness, effectiveness, and performance.
- One map can display all your geo-referenced assets: this prevents needless proliferation of software applications in your organisation, makes interpretation and operation easier, and allows for cross-functional control of solutions.
- What you can do with smart sensors: compare theoretical and actual consumption; optimise the use of your resources; detect anomalies in real time. For instance, you can quickly identify a water leak on the network, boost or cut street lighting using motion sensors, and so on.
- Organise full-cycle asset maintenance covering everything from the alert to the maintenance report via the work order.
- Optimise preventive site rounds for intervention scheduling.
Benefits of smart environment management:
- Optimise the use of your resources: water use, electricity, fuel, waste sorting, etc.
- Cut pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
- Improve your town’s welcome and attractiveness, and improve local quality of life: green spaces, keeping the city tidy, etc.
- Correlate environmental data reported by sensors (pollution, rainfall, sunshine, etc.) with asset management (automatic watering of green spaces, electronic displays, etc.).
- View listed tree assets to ensure survivability, and schedule upkeep operations as appropriate to each type.
- Share environmental information with local residents: pollution alerts, information about assets, etc.
- Optimise collection rounds for waste containers equipped with fill sensors.
Benefits of smart management of urban facilities:
- Compliance with regulations governing playgrounds, sports facilities, etc.
- Enhanced user comfort thanks to modern, well-maintained facilities.
- Establish a distinctive, welcoming environment, ensuring better urban and community quality of life.
- Organise facilities maintenance and ensure traceability of all interventions.
- Encourage grassroots involvement:local citizens can play their part by reporting any issues with asset items via a smartphone app.
- Adjust facilities location on the basis of curative maintenance data analysis: change the type of bench, install litter bins, etc.
- Facilitate the dissemination of information on electronic display boards.
Benefits of smart town planning management:
Proper control of the territory – and knowing what it consists of (land registry, district council, social data, etc.)
- Offer an online map service for residents (transports, localities, monuments, etc.).
- Promote your territory by highlighting its distinctive features.
- Optimise the management of land plots using a simplified interface; edit property surveys, plot reports, etc.
- Open up local maps to the general public, offering location and communication services relating to local assets (secondary schools, churches, bus routes, etc.).
- Include layers that are specific to the territory, such as footpaths and country cycle routes, landscapes and landmarks, natural parks, etc., within a single mapping system.
Benefits of smart transport and signage management:
- Simplify traffic flows and improve journey times.
- Cut CO2 emissions by reducing journey distances and congestion.
- Improve user safety.
- Ensure maintenance of horizontal and vertical signage and traffic lights.
- Provide real-time information on available parking spaces and electric vehicle charging stations – and guide users to them (smartphone app)
- Analyse data collected by sensors to optimise the location of assets depending on their level of use (parking spaces, delivery spaces, etc.)
- Correlate data from different types of asset to improve management (e.g. compare occupancy data for a parking space and the payments collected by its meter).
GiSmartware: creating software solutions – and partnering with the cities of the future
Today, at the heart of the Smart City, the new challenge of municipalities and local authorities is all about the remote management of their connected assets: these assets become smart when, equipped with sensors, they send information that is then analysed in databases, leading to decisions being made that benefit the local authority and citizens alike.