NETWORK ANALYSIS FOR URBAN UTILITY SERVICES USING GEOINFORMATIC TECHNIQUE: A STUDY OF SOLAPUR CITY (MAHARASHTRA), INDIA
Economic development is happening due to rapid rate of industrialization and urbanization in India. The growth and development of the urban area largely depend on proper urban planning and provision of urban utility services for urban wellbeing. Good quality road network, electricity, water supply, proper urban land use and sanitation planning are major urban service and School, Banks, Hospital, Fire and Police station, Market and Entertainment are major utility service which indication of the quality of city. Technology plays vital role in urban utility services, urban monitoring, planning and decision making. The aim of this present study is to find out various utility services with respect to road network and find the optimal path and service area of urban resources in Solapur city. Google earth data and Survey of India (SOI) toposheets were used for base map. GPS survey carried out for collected the various utility services within city. In analysis, satellite image used for study the land use / land cover pattern of the city, network analysis used for find out the optimal path for rapidly accessible utilities and service area demarcated for the identification of zones of the specific utility service. Analysis resulted that, there is lack of major utility services in the city periphery and need to more services establish in city periphery. Geoinformatic techniques has powerful source for real time data and helpful in utility planning and monitoring urban environment.
Adinath D. Gade , Sagar P. Mali , Yogesh A. Mane