Computing resources

Computing resources include 1) the computer "brains" themselves, 2) storage of data and 3) special capabilities needed for smart cities. A graphical information system (GIS) is the most essential special capability, since it allows the smart city to know where everything is located.

Challenges in Tohoku Reconstruction


When a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami severely damaged communities in Japan's Tohoku region in 2011, the area required a massive amount of reconstruction. And that involved moving residential areas to higher ground. Read the case study for details on how virtual reality technology helped guide relocation and reconstruction.