The gis strategy for urban infrastructure management in korea

Yun Soo Choi, June Hwan Koh, Chulmin Jun

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With the rapid development of IT, the society is becoming highly information-based and community development is depending on the level of computerization. Also, with the growth of the cities, more reasonable decision-making is required based on efficient information management of basic facilities such as urban space and underground utilities. Korean government organized a steering committee for the master plan of the National Geographic Information Systems (NGIS) so that government departments, autonomous bodies and enterprises may cooperatively establish a firm foothold to develop and utilize the GIS. The 1st NGIS master plan was established in May, 1995 and was carried out through 2000. The 2nd NGIS (2001-2005) is under way at present. Each municipality has been trying to utilize the GIS systematically in management of basic facilities such as water, sewage pipeline, road and transportation to enhance administrative affairs and administrative services for citizens. Also, they are striving to use the GIS to minimize natural or man-made disasters and to deal with internal and external environmental changes. This study presents the strategy to reform GIS construction for the better urban infrastructure- especially underground facilities- management on the basis of problems found in the GIS projects that were previously carried out.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-142
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Urban Sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2002


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