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Hong Kong embarks on a transformative 3D digital mapping project with Avineon India, reshaping urban planning, disaster management, and sustainability.

In a significant stride towards transforming Hong Kong into a smart city, the government, in collaboration with Avineon India and other stakeholders, has embarked on a groundbreaking 3D digital mapping project in Kowloon East. This initiative is set to revolutionize urban planning, disaster management, and the overall cityscape, marking a pivotal moment in the city's development trajectory.

Revolutionizing Urban Planning and Sustainability

The essence of this ambitious project is to create detailed CityGML models for buildings and infrastructure, thereby facilitating improved urban planning, disaster management, infrastructure development, and fostering a sustainable and livable city. Avineon India's crucial role in processing and generating these 3D city models underscores the project's significance in paving the way for smart city development in Hong Kong. The project not only aims at enhancing public engagement and promoting tourism but also at preserving the city's cultural heritage. This innovative approach to urban development positions the 3D Digital Map as a cornerstone of Digital Hong Kong, driving forward the city's smart city ambitions.

Overcoming Challenges Through Digital Innovation

One of the main challenges encountered in this project was the integration of voluminous multi-sourced data into a coherent digital representation of the city's infrastructure. Leveraging Bentley Systems' digital tools, such as MicroStation CONNECT Edition, enabled the project team to overcome these hurdles effectively. These tools played a pivotal role in ensuring the data's geometric, topological, semantic, and appearance properties were maintained during integration. This technological advancement not only improved accuracy but also significantly reduced the time and resources required, demonstrating the transformative potential of digital technologies in urban development.

Enhancing City Administration and Future Applications

The implementation of the 3D digital mapping model opens up a plethora of opportunities for city administration to enhance services and introduce innovative solutions. This model lays the foundation for deploying additional applications that can leverage the detailed city models for various purposes, from disaster response preparedness to cultural heritage preservation. The extensive background of Avineon in providing 3D geospatial services further reinforces the project’s capacity to transform Hong Kong into a model smart city. With Bentley Systems' platform and products at the core of future plans, this collaboration is poised to meet the changing requirements of projects and customers, emphasizing the critical role of digital innovation in urban development.

As Hong Kong takes bold steps towards becoming a smarter city, this 3D digital mapping initiative heralds a new era of urban planning and development. By leveraging cutting-edge technology and collaborative expertise, the project not only addresses current urban challenges but also lays the groundwork for future innovations. As we reflect on this monumental effort, it becomes clear that the journey towards smart city development is both a challenging and rewarding endeavor, promising to reshape the urban landscape for generations to come.

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Autor(en)/Author(s): Rizwan Shah

Quelle/Source: bnn, 05.03.2024

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