THE ROLE OF GEOMATICS ENGINEER IN SMART CITIES: A VIEW WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF TURKISH 2020–2023 NATIONAL SMART CITIES STRATEGY AND ACTION PLAN
Keywords: Smart City, Digital City, Geomatics Engineering, Geospatial Data, Positioning, GIS
Abstract. The development of technology resulted major revolutions in the cities. With the integration of technological developments into cities, the concept of smart cities began to emerge. Today, applications are made on smart cities in many countries. It is not possible to build a smart city without geographic data. It is one of the main duties of Geomatics Engineers to produce, use, process and finalize the geographic data and present it to the user. In this study, referring to the role of Geomatics Engineer in smart cities across Turkey 2020-2023 National Smart Cities Strategy and Action Plan framework is made in the investigations. When this plan is examined, it is seen that the importance of geographical/geo-spatial data and geo-information technologies for the realization of smart cities is an undeniable fact. In the 2020–2023 National Smart Cities Strategy and Action Plan, it has been clearly demonstrated that Geographic Information Systems and Geographic Information Technologies have a great role in creating smart cities.