See how Big Data is helping build smart cities

Wed, 2018-11-28 15:12 -- SCC India Staff

Big Data helping smart cities

A sustainable smart city can use the power of IoT and Big Data to improve its services. Big Data has the potential to be the foundation of making a smart city. Big Data enables businesses to make appropriate strategic moves and decisions by analyzing huge sets of data. Big data analysis is implemented to get through large volumes of data to uncover patterns and get insights to extract information.

Information and communication technology (ICT) plays an integral role in making smart cities by making data which are collected through information technology components available. The technology also named as IoT, works by communicating between connected devices by exchanging data through the internet, wireless connections, and other communication mediums. In the process of making smart cities, IoT devices fetch data and implement it in a particular area. The sensors and connected devices collect data from gateways installed in the smart-city and analyze the data for better decision-making.

Citizens’ safety is one of the top priorities in a city in any scenario. In any case of troubles, predictive analysis helps to handle the situation by recognizing when and where crimes are likely to happen by the study of historical and geographical data.

The sensors installed in the city help to have a clear picture of what is lacking in the city and how to improve it. A city needs mapping infrastructure to pinpoint where development is needed to become a smart one.

Traffic problem is one of the transportation problems a city has. This problem can be managed by big data by analyzing data, collected from transport authorities. Big data tools study about the patterns causing the traffic congestion. It helps transport authorities with an intelligent way of reducing the problem.

Urbanization makes a city smarter. Automation should be used to handle traffic routine with real-time management and monitoring. Data collected from various sources should be used with high efficiency and less wastage.