Tag Archives: digital twins

UAVs and Living Data

Digital twins are becoming important data for buildings and infrastructure in cities, but a utility in Chile is twinning its power corridors and adding seemingly unrelated data to identify, predict, and avoid power outages. We live in an era of combining technologies. For the past few decades, we have witnessed the most impressive movement of...

Digital Twins Concept in a World Ruled by GIS

Digital twins bring together elements of the geospatial professions, resulting in smart cities of the future The concept of digital twins is not new in manufacturing and mechanical processes that can be monitored and, if necessary, rectified. But what is a digital twin? A digital twin is a computer-generated exact replica of a physical object...

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Keith Bentley on Digital Twins

As digital twins advance beyond BIM and GIS, what do you need to know? Bentley Systems’ founder Keith Bentley offers insights and advice for engaging in this growing field of solutions. Image above: Singapore, recognized as a global leader in infrastructure design and development, was the venue for the Bentley Year in Infrastructure 2019 event....

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Bentley’s Lutz Bettels on Infrastructure Asset Management 

xyHt’s Nick Duggan spoke with Lutz Bettels, vice president, regional executive at Bentley Systems, at Intergeo 2019, just before Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure Conference.  Nicholas Duggan (ND): What is Bentley, and what do you do there?  Lutz Bettels (LB): Bentley is involved in everything around infrastructure. If somebody were to ask me what Bentley is doing, my short answer would be: everything, except for mechanical design.   Infrastructure Asset...

Seen at Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure

Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure Conference (YII2018) is a global gathering of executives in the world of infrastructure design, construction, and operations.  Open Environment for Digital Twins The zeitgeist of YII2018 was the term “digital twins.” It pervaded every session keynote and presentation for the awards nominees – many that are the largest and most digitally...

3D Cities from a Single System

Above: This screenshot is of CityMapper output. A look at the hybrid airborne system that combines lidar with oblique and nadir imagery. Over the last five years I’ve built and used a lot of 3D GIS and BIM models. Almost all of this has required the capture of stereo imagery and oblique imagery and a...