For years now, executives from the public and private sectors have been discussing the future of the smart city. Hexagon and Hexagon Geospatial believe that many cities are already embracing this movement.
A substantial number of cities from across the globe utilise information collected and processed by social intelligence for enhancing construction, security, traffic, infrastructure and energy management, and emergency response. These cities are already smart. What excites us is the key role of geospatial technologies in helping smart cities become even smarter.
Smart cities will be a key point of discussion at the upcoming Geospatial World Forum, held 25-29 May in Lisbon, Portugal. Ola Rollén, Hexagon president and CEO, will speak in a plenary session focused on geospatial technology trends on 26 May at 11 a.m. Claudio Mingrino, executive director, EMEA for Hexagon Geospatial, and Dr. Hartmut Rosengarten, director, Airborne Sensors, EMEA for Z/I Imaging (a Hexagon brand) will speak on the “Measuring Progress Achieving Smart Cities” panel.
Mingrino will discuss how Hexagon and Hexagon Geospatial support today’s smart cities in their challenges and projects. This includes describing a unique co-design and management methodology built upon a geospatially based framework and DSS, which enables planners, policy makers and city users to collaborate more efficiently.
Rosengarten will highlight the latest smart city solutions and workflows for geospatial data production, with a focus on airborne and mobile mapping technologies. This includes how to leverage highly intelligent 3D information for a wide range of geospatial applications such as infrastructure management within smart cities.
It is clear that actionable geospatial data will play a key role in helping smart cities become smarter. As our global cities continue to evolve into critical hubs that provide next-generation citizen services – all grounded in technology and energy-saving efforts – we eventually will live in a world where every city is a smart city.
Hexagon and Hexagon Geospatial look forward to helping cities and municipalities continue to organise and extract actionable information from their data to achieve their vision.