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Urban Information Systems Maintenance 

Urban information system provides various information on urban (facilities, urban planning, environment, disaster prevention, water supply, transportation, etc.) for municipalities to perform effective administration and decision-making. In order to establish security system for municipalities, effective management of infrastructure should be preceded and the maintenance of the facilities by urban information system is very effective. Maps, statistics, and all the data that can be components of urban information system are produced and managed by each department (transportation, urban planning, water supply and drainage, environmental protection, etc.) Introduction of urban information system can integrate all the information related to each other and make the use of information easier and more efficient.

Urban Information System Economics

The "enterprising government" style has been embraced by public agencies wishing to make a profit from data.  The question is whether the sale of data by government agencies is appropriate or not and, how does one determine the price of the products?

However, there often is a large gap between funding data collection, maintenance and production costs and what is recovered in costs through pricing the sale of the assimilated data using a market competitive situation.

Collecting the data from citizens via applications to government, through the use of surveys, tax forms, even questions become a very expensive means to ensure some degree of accuracy and data maintenance. There is an overwhelming need to increase public funding of public data collection and maintenance. Prices charged for data could vary widely from covering just data reproduction costs, to including all marginal costs, to including a share of the basic costs, to all the market can bear.