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Location Intelligence for Big Cities

by Azahara 9/Oct/2017

In previous posts we have already introduced the concept of Location Intelligence, however, today we want to focus this article on the advantages of Location Intelligence solutions for large cities. We’ll tell you.

The solutions of Location Intelligence as explained above are based on the analysis of the information gathered from geolocated data, allowing bringing a lot of added value, for launching data already segmented by location.

So you can see for example that although the general tendency is to increase the consumption of a certain product of your company, specifically in a region is decreasing, therefore allowing you to act on that area specifically.

However, the scope of Location Intelligence solutions go far beyond the business world, since cities as large data generators are the ideal farming ground to get all the juice out to Location Intelligence solutions.

As you well know, Location Intelligence covers a very broad spectrum, encompassing specific technologies for enclosed spaces – such as Indoor Mapping, which is especially useful for hospitals, airports, museums and shopping centers – to more generalized ones like those responsible for managing the city itself, as is the case of Smart Dashboards to facilitate management by providing real-time data on key factors to obtain optimal operation of them.

The new way of visualizing, analyzing and exploiting the geolocalized data optimizes the decision making, argued not only in the company environment, but also in the management of the different Public Administrations, supplies and institutions, directly impacting the quality of life of the citizen.

How to make geolocalized data work by and for cities

The quantities of data produced through the cities are so big that one of the main challenges to overcome by smartcities is precisely the processing of the same without the information being obsolete.


Location Intelligence for Big Cities

In addition, the Location Intelligence solutions, bring the added value of having the geolocalized information, so that you can detect real needs and optimize the resources of them.

The applications as we commented are very broad: it is possible to geolocalize all elements of the public road in real time – such as electricity networks, sanitation networks, water pipes – so that managers can know the exact status of each asset the city and act quickly and effectively when required.

A very simple example to understand the potential of Location Intelligence solutions for cities is a real case that usually happens with Urbo:

One of the things that it monitors is the efficient management of the collection of solid urban waste. Before using Urbo in most of the cities in which it was deployed, the collection was carried out in a homogeneous way, the truck passed on a determined time making its route, however, with Urbo it was detected that there were areas where it was not necessary for the truck to pass more than once a week because it has a small population.

This has resulted in a better redistribution of resources through the change in the routes of the trucks which in turn translates into quality of life for citizens.

Also traffic and parking can be improved with Location Intelligence technology. Through the installation of sensors in public parking, there is no need to arrive to the site to check availability. The citizen will know in advance if the place is available or not, gaining time while it decongests the traffic.

Location Intelligence for Big Cities

CEDUS, the City Enabler, displays information about city traffic.

Moreover, the LI will be the great ally of city growth planning: with the information of demographic increase in maps, classified by age, urban planners will be able to guide themselves in what corresponds to the need of schools, hospitals, parks and other public and private services in specific areas. The applications that can be given of this technology for cities are so varied that it is difficult to see where to start.

In the context of close spaces, Location Intelligence also has a lot to say, indoor mapping allows, for example, improving routes within airports and hospitals, relocating furniture and services according to hot spots where conglomerations occur and increase the security of the smallest and people with disabilities, so that their tutors or companions can know at any time where they are.

3 Advantages of location intelligence solutions for large cities

Some of the advantages offered by Location Intelligence solutions for cities are:

  1. – Optimization of Resources based on real needs of the city: Since the information is geo-localized, resources can be redistributed according to the needs of the district or area of the city.
  2. – Take Action in Real Time: Most Location Intelligence solutions, such as Urbo, our Smart Dashboard, offer data in real time, so decisions can be made on the fly, making the life of the citizen easier.
  3. – More information quality: Once the data are processed and represented on the city map, the visualization of them, allows to make argued decisions and with more quality.

In addition to these three advantages there are many others such as the improvement of the quality of life of citizens and sustainability that are a direct consequence of them.

Location Intelligence for Big Cities

We hope this article has given you an idea of the potential that the Location Intelligence has for the development of smartcities and we will return next week.

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