FIG Commission 3 - Spatial Information Management

Working Group 3.1
Geospatial Information Infrastructure for Smart Cities

Policy Issues

Geospatial Information Infrastructure is an enabling infrastructure that can support and integrate the increasing number of geospatial related sensors in cities and communities. Geospatial information infrastructure facilitates timely information services for citizens, governments and business across cities, regions and countries. It contributes to the delivery of improved outcomes in key areas such as urban planning, transportation, health, education, environmental management and supports economic development. The key aim of the working group is to contribute to improved decision making and outcomes in society through sharing knowledge and advances in geospatial information infrastructure and technology and their integration and enablement for smart cities at the local, regional and global levels.


Prof. Kevin McDougall (Australia)
email: kevin.mcdougall[at]

Specific topics

  • Geospatial information infrastructure challenges
  • Integrating authoritative and crowdsourced data
  • Data sharing and data openness: open source, open standards, open data.
  • Managing geospatial information for smart cities and sensor integration
  • Applications for geospatial information infrastructure in smart cities
  • Semantic technologies, geospatial ontologies, geospatial data analytics
  • Crowdsourced geospatial data, citizen geo-participation, empowerment and decision making for smart cities.
  • Future ICT and geospatial technologies to support geospatial information infrastructure and smart cities


What we are working on -

  • Produce a special issue on Geospatial Information Infrastructure for Smart Cities in the scientific journal ISPRS IJGI (2020/2021),
  • FIG publication on Smart Cities (2022)

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