Infrastructure management and construction in urban areas with a different approach from traditional GIS design


TÜRK T. , GÜMÜŞAY M. Ü.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.17, no.6, pp.767-772, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Title of Journal : FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Page Numbers: pp.767-772

Abstract

Infrastructure services, such as wastewater, water, natural gas, electricity and telecommunication services are the major application areas of UIS (Urban Information System). In Turkey, since the population in urban areas has been increasing rapidly and uncontrollably, infrastructure services have been extremely insufficient. After the destructive earthquake which happened in the Marmara region on 17(th) August 1999, the infrastructure system was seriously damaged. Use of GIS (Geographical Information System) has been an indispensable tool to control the infrastructure services more efficiently in case of such emergencies.