Our communities are made up of roads, bridges, buildings, stoplights, schools, broadband lines and all the other infrastructure that make them livable and prosperous.
And digital twins can help us gain a greater understanding of the infrastructure in every city. They can also help agencies understand what needs to be done to maintain it, and what might be possible in the future.
At a recent webinar, Digital Twins as Part of a Transportation Strategy, HERE experts joined forces with Bentley Systems and Microsoft to look at how they can benefit transportation agencies. Bentley Systems has formed a partnership with HERE, using HERE data sets including mobile lidar data and geospatial map data to create a location-indexed, continuously updated replica of reality.
What is needed to bring that data to life is a robust visualization and analytics platform. Bentley Systems' Orbit 3DM software, powered by Microsoft Azure, is the platform that can do all this.
The resulting digital twins can be used for federal reporting requirements, asset management — to identify and locate assets — maintenance such as mowing calculations, and cost reduction, compliance and safety reasons.
Read the full HERE360 article.