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Mumbai Selects ArcGIS Server for Citywide Enterprise GIS Solution

New Delhi, December 2009: Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM), the primary agency for urban governance in Mumbai, India, has selected ESRI ArcGIS Server technology as its citywide geographic information system (GIS) enterprise management solution. ArcGIS Server will integrate images, detailed maps, and property-level maps and link them to a wide range of enterprise data used for various city functions.

NIIT GIS Limited is working with MCGM to develop a large-volume GIS geodatabase and 12 custom ArcGIS applications, which will assist the city in its property taxation, utility management, vehicle tracking system, and land-use development.

MCGM is one of the largest local governments in the Asian continent. The organization caters to a service area of approximately 437.71 square kilometers, including seven islands and four island suburbs. The MCGM jurisdiction area houses about 11.9 million people, with a population density of about 27,209 people per square kilometer. Like most city organizations its size, MCGM requires fast and easy access to digital maps and data.

ArcGIS Server will provide a common platform for authorized and secured access to data to harmonize the workflow of respective departments and disseminate information for the public’s benefit.

"MCGM considers GIS as a solution that brings in greater efficiency by promoting information sharing across multiple departments, speedy decision making, and transparency in the functioning of corporations," says Shantaram Shinde, joint municipal commissioner, MCGM. "GIS is part of creating an information infrastructure needed for providing effective government services in the twenty-first century as a stable governance-oriented decision support system."

"NIIT GIS will work closely with MCGM to establish and support its very critical endeavor," says Mukund Rao, president and chief operating officer, NIIT GIS Ltd. "It is a mission to make the city benefit from the use of GIS technology. With the ESRI platform as its core, we will work with all stakeholders in the city and bring the best value to the city of Mumbai."

In the past, MCGM has used GIS as a desktop solution but not as an enterprise solution to support governance. With the ability of ArcGIS Server to handle large-scale maps and networks and integrate with management information system solutions, MCGM believes it can use ArcGIS to better serve the people of Mumbai.

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