Starting Year: 1997
GPC, in collaboration with PAE International (Tokyo, Japan) and Topping Jacquess Consultants (Pasadena, California) prepared a full-lifecycle GIS for megamall planning, design and management. This work was carried out on behalf of American Malls Incorporated (AMI), developer of several megamall developments in the United States. AMI is seeking to develop 8-10 megamalls in Japan and intends to use GIS as a fundamental technology for organizing and distributing data among the wide range of project planners, architects, engineers, real estate professionals, leasing agents and others involved in the process. The GIS will serve as a full project lifecycle tool to support regional site selection, local context analysis and feasibility evaluation, government zoning and entitlement processing, land consolidation and acquisition, site planning and design, building permitting, construction management, built facility operations and management, and lease management. A strategic plan report was produced to define the concept for this approach to integrated data management, and a demonstration database was built for a site in Moriya, Japan, northeast of Tokyo.