GIS for Urban Transformation

Transforming the way urban areas are planned, developed and maintained is essential to support the population growth and urban expansion for a sustainable future.

Location is a common denominator in every aspect of city development and management, and hence a location platform i.e. a GIS based platform technology is at the ‘heart’ of every city developmental plan. The use of GIS needs to be established as a discipline in all aspects of urban transformation since the very beginning i.e. from the planning stage.

The focussed summit on GIS for Urban Transformation during Esri India Regional User Conference (East) will provide an opportunity for key stakeholders leading and driving the urban development programs on how they can leverage GIS to define and realize their vision of a city.

Key Takeaways

  • Why and how GIS is instrumental in an urban transformation context? Where and how to start? Developing a roadmap for your city
  • How to rapidly deploy and demonstrate early success from your city GIS initiatives
  • How to engage and involve citizens in city management?
  • Gather international best practices. Explore how cities worldwide have adopted GIS for planning and managing urban facilities including water and power utility services
  • With multiple stakeholders involved, how to ensure a common operating picture for everyone about city development plans, progress and achievements

Who should attend?

  • Municipal Commissioners
  • Urban / City Planners
  • Utilities (water, electric, oil & gas)
  • Project Management Consultants for Urban planning and development
  • Representatives from Bi-lateral agencies (USTDA, World Bank, ADB etc.)
  • System Integrators
  • Master System Integrators
  • Town and Country Planning Organizations
  • Educational Institutes for Urban Planning

Proposed Agenda


Session Topics

09:30 am – 01:00 pm

Attend UC Plenary

01:00 pm – 02:00 pm

Lunch Break

02:00 pm – 02:10 pm

Opening & Welcome

02:10 pm – 02:30 pm

Vision: A GIS way to destination urban transformation – Mr. Narinder Thapar, General Manager, Esri India

02:30 pm – 02:45 pm

User Presentation - Prof. Arkopal K Goswami, Ranbir and Chitra Gupta School of Infrastructure Design and Management, IIT Kahragapur 

02:45 pm – 03:10 pm

From plan to action: Transforming urban planning with GIS – Mr. Santanu Dutta, Esri India

03:10 pm – 03:30 pm

Building a smart and responsive utility network

  • Mr. Pradeep N & Ms. Mitika Garg, Esri India

03.30 pm – 04.00 pm

Tea Break

04:00 pm – 04.30 pm

Building a smart and responsive utility network (contd…)

  • Mr. Pradeep N & Ms. Mitika Garg, Esri India
  • Mr. Bhaskar Mitra, Tata Consultancy Services

04.30 pm – 05.00 pm

Destination urban transformation: What, when and how? - Mr. Santanu Dutta, Esri India

05:00 pm – 05.15 pm

Open Forum - Discussions & QA session