The Necessity of Using Cloud Computing in Monitoring Metropolitan Performance
-Case Study: Tehran Metropolitan Urban Observatory


Due to the metropolitan area of immense diversity and breadth of their construction activities, the performance of activities at districts level, cannot be precisely evaluated. Therefore, generally, it monitors only the indices which are defined for those functions. Furthermore, district-based development policy, and decentralization of governance, necessitate more local autonomy, which requires closer monitors of districts for being sure of its movements in the frame of urban developing plans. The advancement of technology has created the expectation that we can monitor all details of the metropolitan administrative processes and involve them in decision support systems for urban management. In this study, a web based SDSS prototype has been implemented to monitor the Tehran development plans progress at districts level. This interactive system presents a map of Tehran which indicates the realization of each component of the city master plan in different parts of town. The design of system lets all districts produce and support their own reporting maps, and it presents them in their dedicated place of city map by snapping all districts reports, when a city report arises. Also it elaborates the problem of implementing and proposes cloud computing facilities as a solution.

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A. Madad, A. Gharagozlou and A. Nejad, "The Necessity of Using Cloud Computing in Monitoring Metropolitan Performance
-Case Study: Tehran Metropolitan Urban Observatory," Journal of Geographic Information System, Vol. 5 No. 6, 2013, pp. 521-530. doi: 10.4236/jgis.2013.56049.

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