Real Estate Information Management System (RIMS)
Ananda Sagar K
Department of Civil Engineering
National Institute of Technology
Warangal, India, Pin – 506 004
Phone: (91) 98491- 86583
Department of Computer Science
Assam University, Silchar, India, Pin – 788 010
Phone: (91) 03842 – 242361
Venigandla Kishore Babu
Ameerpet, Hyderabad, Pin – 500 006
Phone: (91) 040-23746969
The unprecedented population growth coupled with unplanned developmental activities has led to urbanization, which lacks infrastructure facilities. This also has posed serious implications on the resource base of the region. The urbanization takes place either in radial direction around a well-established city or linearly along the highways. In most of the countries, urbanization is inevitable, so are the impacts. In order to minimize these impacts the urban infrastructure should be properly planned, designed, operated and maintained so that it provides optimal efficiency. Part of the problem with today’s urban structure is that it was built at a time when planning awareness was substantially different from todays. Consequently, in trying to retrofit existing system to achieve today’s urban performance objectives, a major issue of concern today in the survival of our cities is the problem of real estate management. Real estate information management system is the essential part for a real estate enterprise and is very important for the decision-makers and managers. Site selection has been the most prominent and traditional area in real estate.
At some stage in every one lives most of them will need to look for a new home. Perhaps, because of a new job or a change in family circumstances or accommodation requirements will change and look for a new place to live. Some of them need to be close to schools, major roads or a railway station? Perhaps some of them would prefer to be in an area where costs are lower. May be they want to be an urban area to be close to shops and their place of work? This can be a time consuming and frustrating task. The requirements of individual family members need to be considered in selection of place. In order to pose these questions in finding a home acceptable to all family at right place at right cost; a real estate information management with an appropriate decision support system is necessary. To find a suitable home participants were first required to decide which of a series of factors such as cost, proximity to school, railways and roads, urban areas were important in their decision making. These factors were allocated weights and scores reflecting their importance. Once the weighting process had been completed, the data selected were combined in a GIS using a multi-criteria modeling Technique. The Multi Criteria Evaluation (MCE) technique allows map layers to be weighted to reflect their relative importance. A range of criteria that will influence the decision must be defined. The criteria can be thought as data layers for a GIS. Therefore MCE provides a framework for exploring solutions to decision-making problems.
In this paper, the Ameerpet, which is a part of Hyderabad city, is selected as study area in developing Real Estate Information Management System (RIMS). The GIS technology was implemented in the development of RIMS to pose the geographic questions made by the user in house hunting. The Esri MapObjects 2.0 software was used to customize the tailor-made application to cater the user needs with an ease of clicking a mouse.
The RIMS provides a complete solution for spatial indexing, selecting and clipping the data in the perspective space, dynamic loading, and capabilities for managing large volumes of information as well as real time applications.