GIS-databases for municipalities
When streetlights need to be mapped out and data systematized, Geographic Information System (GIS) is an excellent tool. Apart from giving precise locations and characteristics of the street lights, a GIS system is able to help local government determine their energy consumption, optimize the use of light and plan maintenance, retrofits and new lights.
A GIS is a system containing a spatial database representing aspects of a cultural and physical environment of a particular geographic region together with procedures for analyzing combinations of attributes and generating graphical or statistical products.¹
¹Source: Using Geographic Information Systems to provide better e-services. A guide for municipalities from Smart Cities.
GIS database report: