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Smart Cities

Urban areas across the globe are facing enormous challenges: population growth is increasing demand for energy, transport, housing, and other infrastructure while new
technologies – from autonomous transport to IoT and indoor location – are providing solutions
along with whole new challenges. Governments are looking for efficient, sustainable ways to
meet the needs of residents.

A recap of the 128th OGC Member Meeting, Delft, The Netherlands

OGC’s 128th Member Meeting, themed ‘GeoBIM for the Built Environment,’ was our biggest ever, with over 300 attendees from industry, government and academia.

Urban Digital Twins – Planning the Cities of Tomorrow

Urban digital twins are not a “solved problem.” Along with increased investment in research and development, the vision demands agreed-upon methodologies and standards, new commitments to data-sharing, -privacy & -ethics, forward-looking regulations, and the development of a robust global community that is as devoted to tradecraft as it is to technology.

Geo-BIM for the Built Environment

The meeting will include a Geo-BIM Summit, a Built Environment Joint Session, a Land Administration Special Session, a meeting of the OGC Europe Forum, sessions on Geospatial Reporting Indicators, Observational Data, and more.

The Metaverse is Geospatial

The Metaverse is Geospatial

With momentum and interest once again building around the ‘metaverse’, OGC hosted a ‘Metaverse Ad-Hoc Session’ at its virtual 121st Member Meeting in December 2021….


‘Change toolkit for digital building permit’ (CHEK) will enable the development and uptake of digital methods and tools for building permits, based on standardised and integrated city and building digital data.
A toolkit to support the shift from the traditional paper-based process to a digital one will be provided, considering the different issues related to digitalisation. Standard-based information requirements proposal and templates will be developed for Building Information Models (BIM) and (3D) geoinformation. A modular web APIs-based architecture for managing and processing software will be developed and tested. A roadmap for change within institutions will be developed and supported. Finally, a suitable training will be developed to foster the upskilling of involved operators to the use of the new interoperable digital solutions. The results will be developed and demonstrated in Italy, Portugal and Czech Republic as well as in further interested municipalities involved in the Advisory Board or CHEK community. Modularity and standardisation of solutions will enable replicability in any country and context.