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Using GIS technology for smart local government management

The Smart Cities movement has garnered tremendous attention from local government leaders over the past five years, but what do we mean by a “smart city” or a “smart community”? For some communities, becoming a smart city is all about technology and integrating it into the daily operations of local government departments. It’s having access to real-time data for work crews in the field. For others, it’s about automating systems, enabling residents to make service requests from their smartphone or on the government’s website. Or perhaps it’s becoming the “paperless office” that we’ve all heard about for the past two decades.

At this moment in time, however, there is no single universal definition of what it takes to be a smart community though there are many organizations and businesses dedicated to exploring this topic. Read more. Click here to learn more about SSMMA’s GIS services.

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