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Geographical Information System

Over the time, Geographical Information System (GIS) has emerged as a formalized computer-based information system, capable of integrating data from various sources to provide the necessary information for effective decision making in urban planning. It also provides technological solutions using geographic concepts, applications and systems for smart urban development globally.

AT the Urban Unit, we use Geographic Information System (GIS) to visualize, question, analyze, and interpret data in order to ensure effective decision making. GIS at the Urban Unit has the capacity and technological resources to integrate, store, analyze, share, and display geographic information for informed decision making. We have developed various GIS applications especially the web-based enterprise level application of IRIS. It is a decision making support tool, through which we ensure the provision of updated and quality information to provincial and local governments. IRIS has developed GIS-enabled spatial database with urban profile, land use mapping, infrastructure, and service delivery profile for Punjab, starting with five large cities including Lahore, Faisalabad, Multan, Rawalpindi and Gujranwala.