This year the primary focus has been given to telecommunications. One of the conference sessions "Communication 2020: the digital future of the telecom industry" was dedicated to "Smart cities" and their digital twins. For several years Sigma Metrix has been developing digital twins as the basis for territory management. Thereby, Spartak Chebotarev, the President of the Company, was invited to make a presentation on the global Smart Cities development and associated technologies supporting the implementation.
For an infrastructure project to be implemented, such as the Smart City concept, it is very important to acquire and integrate a large dataset (big data), - Spartak Chebotarev. - Sigma Metrix is committed to systematically collect georeferenced information about Russian cities using the aerial photography and to generate 3D city models – their digital twins. For this purpose, the CityGML standard is used in international practice. It is a unified language describing graphic city models with text attributes, geographic coordinates, and model extensions.
CityGML has been developed since 2002 by the Special Interest Group 3D (SIG 3D), which includes more than 70 companies, municipalities and universities in Germany, the UK, Switzerland and Austria engaged in the development and commercial operation of interoperable 3D city models and geovisualization.
3D models of the most cities in Germany, Holland, Denmark, France, Austria, Switzerland, as well as Istanbul, Doha, Qatar, Yokohama, Helsinki and the spatial data infrastructure of Malaysia and Singapore were based on this standard. Sigma Metrix was the first Russian company to generate 3D object model. After several pilot projects, since 2018 the company's specialists have been working on the New Moscow project.
The target applications of object models include urban planning, tourism and recreation, environmental modeling, mobile telecommunications, accident and emergency response, law enforcement, social modeling, property management, traffic and pedestrian management, and others.