There's no Smart City without Smart 3D Mapping ™

Smart Cities wat to make better decisions. Their Digital Twin has the intention to provide better data, more precise, more accurate, more up-to-date, to allow the City Government to base their decisions on this quality data.  That’s Smart Decision Making.

The variety of issues that need to be addressed by today’s’ cities is huge.  But as we know, over 90% of these issues relate to a Location.  Unlike the last decades, and for that matter the whole history of mankind, a 2D map is no longer sufficient.  Smart Cities need to have a proper 3D Map in order to face their challenges.

Advantages for Government Administrations

A map, if well integrated, is a huge asset for the majority of city and municipal responsibilities and workflows. Many departments need a good and detailed map, and many others have a great benefit using a good map.

Today’s administrations are in need for evermore up to date map content, as decision making – on administrative or council level – needs to happen faster, and is more criticized if wrong.

It’s in everyone’s interest to be able to rely on a good map, and this map today needs to be in 3D, with an easily accessible view on reality (imagery) and measurable at all time (LiDAR / point clouds).

How to Accomplish ?

Every governmental organization struggles at first with the question : How will we accomplish this ?  There’s no doubt that, in the end, every government will migrate, but how can we do that efficiently, and most importantly, in an affordable way ?

Orbit GT’s decades of experience in addressing governmental geospatial needs, provide a unique insight in requirements, timing, content, required technology, and associated budgets.

One of the basic needs is to have data available for all, not just for the happy few.  Make sure that, if you collect any reality capture data, you include a spherical image.  Even if not required for precision information, it will have great value as a user interface.  However, you also need proper LiDAR data to provide for reliable measurements.  Finally, go for regular updates, even ad hoc updates when required.

Challenges such as data volume and complexity have been solved.  Every user simply opens the browser to access any required information.  Embedding in your workflows has to be your final target.

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