Anshul Mishra, Commissioner, Coimbatore Corporation, said, Details of all government and private commercial and residential buildings, including hospitals and schools, in the city will be collected. The details will include the age of the buildings, name of the owners, values, stability and payment of taxes. Each building will be given an Identity (ID) Number. In this system, details of the buildings, with images, can be viewed on a computer screen. Similarly, details of schemes like underground drainage, solid waste management, roads and vacant sites both private and government, will also be collected. In short, a full map of the city will be recorded through the GIS, he added.
According to the commissioner, the advantages of the system were manifold, ensuring that changes in schemes and status of properties could be easily spotted and plans for future development implemented efficiently. In addition, problems with infrastructure, like damage to roads, pipe lines and drainage could also be located and addressed easily. TCS has been allotted Rs 4 crore to implment the scheme in five civic bodies under the Tamil Nadu Urban Development scheme, where data collected on the infrastructure and developments in the cities would be collated with satellite images.