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Esri India Launches Smart Planning Tools for Smart Cities

Introduces Geodesign and associated tools

Mumbai, Feb 12, 2015, ThursdayEsri India (a joint venture between NIIT Technologies Limited, and Esri Inc.), country’s leading Geographic Information System (GIS) Software & Solutions provider, shared details of its offerings for planning Smart Cities in India.

The pace of urbanization is speeding up in India with an expectation of better facilities and living conditions. In this context the Government of India has embarked on a program to develop 100 Smart Cities.

Esri India has introduced Geodesign, a key framework for conceptualizing and planning for Smart Cities and associated tools. These tools include GeoPlanner, a specialized application for land based planning, CityEngine, a 3D design tool with visualization technology to improve urban planning, and GeoEvent Processor which captures feeds from multiple sources for real time processing.

Arvind Thakur, Chairman Esri India said, “Location is a common denominator in every aspect of Smart City development thus creating a strong need for integrating GIS in its planning. An integrated approach will result in sustainability and increased benefits for citizens residing in Smart Cities”.

Globally Esri technology is at the core of some of the major smart city initiatives such as Masdar City - world’s first carbon-neutral city and Singapore Jurong Lake District. In India, GIFT City and Lavasa are using Esri tools for Urban Planning, Infrastructure planning, Construction monitoring and management.

Agendra Kumar, President, Esri India commented, “Geodesign provides the design framework and supporting technology for professionals to leverage geographic information resulting in integrated designs that closely follow natural systems. The suite of products from Esri integrates all aspects of smart city ecosystem.

Esri technology has played a pivotal role in building Smart Communities including sustainable cities, healthy communities, liveable communities, and smart grids across the globe. Esri software has been in use in India by various parts of a city system like utilities – Electric, Water and Gas; city planning departments; land management; roads & highways; security & safety. Esri India has vast experience in implementing GIS for various city operations like Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, Orange City Water, Nagpur and Commissionerate of Municipal Administration, Chennai.

About Esri India

NIIT Technologies GIS Ltd. (Esri India) established in 1996, is a joint venture between NIIT Technologies Limited (NTL), India and Esri Inc., USA.  Esri India is an end-to-end Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) solutions provider and enjoys a leadership position with Esri ArcGIS suite of software and other related products.  Esri India has successfully delivered GIS solutions to more than 5000 customers for applications in Land management, Utilities, Infrastructure, Disaster Management, Telecommunications, Urban / Municipal, Transportation, Defense and Natural resources. Esri India is headquartered in Gurgaon, Haryana and has multiple regional offices across India.

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