The new buzzword in urban planning, ‘City-Digital Twins’, is a multi-disciplinary technology solution which combines engineering data with reality data and IoT data for a holistic view of infrastructure above and below the ground. Digital twins enable stakeholders to visualize infrastructure assets across the asset lifecycle, track changes and perform analysis to optimize asset performance. In today’s era of mission mode smart-city programs and initiatives, the dynamic nature of digital twins, coupled with reality data captured from UAVs, LiDAR, etc., provides stakeholders with dynamic data information instead of static data models. A city-scale digital twin offers the project owners an effective and efficient method of planning projects directly by providing easy visual simulations, and reduced costs and reworks, thus, improving decision-making in the long run.
How to create a ‘City-Digital Twin’?
Creating a City Digital Twin to the size of a city today is a possibility than imagination. With the advancement of UAV and mobile-based close range and high-resolution data acquisition techniques and the advancement of data processing technologies, it is possible to create a digital replica of the physical world or city. The high-resolution data acquired as mentioned above is processed to create the 3D model as it is in the physical world this providing the digital context of real-world to authorities to make their job easier.
So, why should you attend this webinar? If you are a project owner or a contractor working for Smart city projects, or an experienced urban planner or a system integrator trying to understand the potential of City-Digital Twins in urban planning and governance – this webinar is right for you!
You will learn how to:
- Create a digital context with real-world conditions without starting from a blank canvas
- Create a Digital Twin of the infrastructure so that it helps authorities to use the technology across the construction lifecycle
- Create, persist, maintain, analyze, and share all your 2D/3D geospatial information on a single platform
- Enable better stakeholder/citizen engagement to solve the problem of your city – quickly and appropriately
- Improve efficiency and reduce cost to deliver better services to the citizens
….and much more!
What will the session address?
The session will address the benefits of using Bentley’s ContextCapture, an innovate technology with its state-of-the-art feature capabilities like High-fidelity 3D engineering-ready reality meshes generated with simple photos and/or point clouds for additional accuracy resulting in fine details, sharp edges, and geometric accuracy thus provides the 3D base to create the City level Digital Twin. The session will also highlight, the OpenCities Map – a fully featured GIS that is 3D by nature and is suitable to address the unique and challenging needs of consultants and system integrators who are responsible for the world’s largest infrastructure. The session will also highlight OpenCities Planner, used to accelerate the decision-making process via active engagement of citizens to provide better services through a truly City-scale Digital Twin.