Request Open: May 7, 2024 9:00 am — June 3, 2024 11:59 pm (14 days left)

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) invites organizations and individuals to join the OGC Urban Digital Twins Interoperability Pilot (UDTIP), which is sponsored by the Korea Land and Housing Agency. The Pilot will run from June, 2024, to February, 2025. Funding is available. Applications to participate close June 3, 2024.

The OGC Urban Digital Twins Interoperability Pilot aims to improve the interoperability of geospatial data and analyses within Digital Twins and lay the foundations for better interoperability between Digital Twins developed for separate applications. To provide a useful example of how to improve interoperability, the UDTIP will focus on implementing scenarios and supporting APIs for urban noise analysis and situational analysis of geo-referenced still and moving imagery for use cases in a Smart City. Participants in the pilot will propose solutions and prototype implementations through a collaborative innovation process.

With over half the global population residing in cities, advances in urban planning and management are crucial for healthier, more sustainable, and more inclusive urban living. Geospatial information and technology play a pivotal role in many applications that support life in cities around the world, from promoting active transport to managing infrastructure upgrades. Urban Digital Twins provide a platform for combining location-aware data, process-based modeling, and visualization. Their use facilitates collaborative, data-driven work in urban settings, from planning and decision-making to action and communication. The UDTIP aims to grow a consortium of organizations that will collaborate to enhance geospatial data interoperability and increase the use of geospatial standards within Urban Digital Twins to better meet the needs of urban communities and the organizations that support them.

A digital twin can be thought of as a 6-dimensional geospatial model with 3 spatial axes, one phenomenon time axis, one valid time axis, and one “what-if” axis. Typically, urban digital twins represent a specific area, such as part of a city, and aspects of that area, such as its built environment, traffic flows, and air circulation. Urban digital twins usually include one or more workflows used to set and update the models they contain and sometimes include data flowing from sensors or active surveys. The work undertaken in the Pilot aims to not only improve the interoperability of geospatial data and analyses within digital twins, but also lay the foundations for better interoperability between separate application-specific digital twins.

The OGC Urban Digital Twins Interoperability Pilot will be conducted under OGC’s Collaborative Solutions and Innovation (COSI) Program, a collaborative, agile, and hands-on prototyping and engineering environment where sponsors and OGC members come together to address location interoperability challenges while validating international open standards. To learn about the benefits of sponsoring an OGC COSI Program Initiative such as this, visit the OGC COSI Program webpage.

OGC welcomes proposals to participate in its Initiatives from organizations and individuals active in the development, management, and use of geospatial data, technologies, and systems. Proposers may be active in industry, government (national, regional, local), research, non-profit, community, or other sectors. Past participants have included providers of services and platforms, modelers, end users of platforms and data, researchers, and other stakeholders in relevant domains. 

For more information on the Urban Digital Twins Interoperability Pilot, including the full Call For Participation document and how to apply to participate, visit the OGC Urban Digital Twins Interoperability Pilot webpage. Applications to participate close June 3, 2024. A Bidders Q&A Webinar will be held on 14 May, 2024, at 8:30AM US Eastern to respond to any questions.

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Digital Twins, Urban Planning, Urban Platforms