Shared digital map piloted in HCMC

The Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) Department of Information and Communications yesterday held a meeting to formally pilot the shared digital map in the city.

Deputy Director of the HCMC Department of Information and Communications Vo Thi Trung Trinh delivered her speech in the meeting. (Photo: Thanhuytphcm)

Deputy Director of the HCMC Department of Information and Communications Vo Thi Trung Trinh delivered her speech in the meeting. (Photo: Thanhuytphcm)

The launch of a shared digital map based on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technologies allows management software to establish attributable data connected with a GIS map while providing united Geocodes to become a foundation for the standardization of geography information. This database is supposed to become the important space reference which will later be integrated and layered in the common unified database.

HCMC has already announced the plan to develop a common database grounded on the three foundations of citizens, businesses, and maps. Until now, the city has been collecting data related to its residents, consisting of population and civil status. This is expected to finished in June 2020.

Following that, HCMC is urgently preparing to run the common database regarding digital maps. According to Ms. Vo Thi Trung Trinh, Deputy Director of the HCMC Department of Information and Communications, in the period from 2019 – 2020, with the vision to 2025, the city must form certain basic shared databases, including information about its citizens, businesses, and maps.

In related news, Viettel Military Industry and Telecoms Group (Viettel) announced the operation of 1,000 stations for Narrow Band – Internet of Things (NB-IoT), totally covering the surface area of HCMC. This has made the city the first in the country to run NB-IoT on a large scale.

At the moment, Viettel is speeding the construction of a suitable platform to offer its application ecosystems for NB-IoT such as smart parking, air quality monitoring, and measuring instrument monitoring.

The technology of NB-IoT is developed by Viettel based on the current 4G platform, including base stations, antennae, and authorized wavebands. This technology belongs to the Low Power WAN IoT group, being able to work on a large scale and support an enormous quantity of devices without wasting much battery power or connection cost.

By BA TAN – Translated by Thanh Tam

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