The high costs of installing and operating GIS initially presented an obstacle to the introduction of geodata in the area of urban planning. The software mainly focused on mapping with little focus on analytical functions. As hardware prices fell and the usability of GIS software increased, the use of GIS in urban planning increased. GIS is now used in a wide range of departments in the public and private sectors, including in developing countries.
The topic of urban planning is becoming increasingly complex over time. This is partly due to the existing infrastructure. While we concentrate on urban planning today, we often do not have the freedom to change the infrastructure that was built a long time ago. We can try to solve it, but at some point, we have to compromise our urban planning requirements, which means that we will always try to adapt to the system in order to adapt it to the already intact infrastructure.
The land is a valuable resource, the value of which is constantly valued. With the help of topography, it is not possible to achieve what we did fifty years ago. Today’s world is advancing faster than ever, with great advances in technology. We need highly specialized GIS teams, advanced software, and a skilled workforce to achieve our goals. Urban planning and management are complex task that cannot be accomplished without the use of a powerful analysis tool such as GIS.
GIS is used in urban planning as an analysis and modeling tool. It may be applied to give a variety of problems. This includes solving problems in connection with database structures as well as simple and complex analysis models. The GIS is also useful for monitoring an area or performing a site feasibility study for a specific purpose. Determine the suitability of a location for the construction of a bridge or dam. The feasibility study for even smaller structures such as schools and hospitals is essential and can easily be carried out with the help of GIS. In areas where variants of an alternative design or plans are required, however, the use of GIS is supplemented by more specialized devices in order to achieve better results.