Learn to Build Smart Cities & Smart Nations at HxGN LIVE Hong Kong this November

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PeopleDid you know that Asia-Pacific houses over 60 per cent of the global population? Or that seven out of ten most populous countries of the world are in this region? By the year 2050, the region will be home to more than 5 billion people, 70 per cent of whom will live in cities. With rising populations, nations are constantly faced with increasing pressure on infrastructure along with socio-economic challenges. Learn to build Smart Cities & Smart Nations at HxGN LIVE Hong Kong from 18-20 Nov. Here’s a sneak preview of what’s in store for you at the conference:

Breakout Sessions

Building Smart Cities through Geospatial Intelligence

How are cities supposed to keep up with exponential growth in population and respond to changes? The answer is simple – they must be smarter. Smart Cities use Information and Communications Technology to enhance liveability, workability, and sustainability. In order to be proactive and plan for the future, stakeholders collect, communicate, and crunch data within and across departments and third parties. Hexagon Geospatial provides solutions designed to create a common operational picture that enables organisations to capture, manage, analyse, integrate, and appropriately act on complex data. Our smart solutions for cities support asset and infrastructure management, transportation, utilities, telecom, public safety, security, and others. Join us in this session and discover how our technology is uniquely positioned to facilitate the implementation of new, modern, and Smarter Cities.
Presenters: Mike Lane, Hexagon Geospatial – Australia & Pritish Bisoyi, Hexagon Geospatial – India

Smart City Apps – Innovation from Holland

Geospatial has now gone ‘business mainstream.’ From government to the private sector, decisions are made with location in mind. In the urban environment, traditional GIS is still a mainstay of local government, but cities are trying to up the game for government, businesses, and citizens alike. Smarter cities know that applications can be customised to fit specialised needs, and that useful location-based analytics can be coupled with current content sources to ultimately reveal answers that solve a range of urban issues. Decisions at the top level can now be facilitated by the map of the future: the Hexagon Smart M.App platform provides insight into real world change, and takes decision making to a next level.
Antea Group, an international engineering and environmental consulting firm based out of the Netherlands, specialises in full-service solutions in the fields of environment, infrastructure, urban planning and water. Antea has joined hands with IMAGEM, the Dutch distributor for Hexagon Geospatial and early adopter of Smart M.Apps. Together the two parties combine creativity of the engineer with state-of-art ICT so that they can help solve Smart City challenges with Smart M.Apps. With this new technology, communities, cities and governments will be better informed and make smarter decisions, harnessing the constant forces of change to better plan for the intelligently growing city.
Presenter: Wouter Brokx, IMAGEM – The Netherlands

E-Governance Project for Revenue Administration & GIS at the Provincial Government of Laguna, Philippines

Property appraisers at the Provincial Government of Laguna (PGL) were faced with maintaining both the revenue administration system and Geographic Information System (GIS) in a rapidly changing urban landscape. The solution was an integrated, interoperable and comprehensive system that also offers access throughout the regional offices. The project automates property assessment transactions and processes for provincial and municipal assessors, including tax mapping activities through GIS. In addition, they can now generate reports that discern patterns and trends that aid solve current problems and plan future actions. The project also involves automating the real property tax payments and transactions of the offices of the provincial and municipal treasurers. Join us to learn how Certeza Infosys Corporation is implementing Hexagon Geospatial technologies at the PGI.
Presenter: Sandhel C. Matugas, Certeza Infosys Corporation – Philippines

Transforming Ho Chi Minh City into a Smart City

The Vietnam vision of housing in one of the most developed cities in Asia is captured in the simple slogan – “Ho Chi Minh City – The Pearl of Asia.” Local authorities recognise that achieving this vision involves a high-impact strategy to create a quantum shift in several of the city’s major underlying systems. The goal of TRUETECH’s initiative ‘GeoSmart’ is to build a comprehensive urban management system that will enable Ho Chi Minh City to leapfrog into a Smart City. This Smart City framework will bring together all available data from various sources and create an advanced analytics capability for real-time decision-making, as well as medium- and longer-term city planning. Using Hexagon Geospatial technologies, TRUETECH implemented a pilot project for the city to integrate all sub-systems for smarter management of Nguyen Hue Street, a signature road in the heart of the City. Attend this session to understand how TRUETECH integrated data from various city departments such as electricity, telecommunications, water and drainage, public transportation, surveillance, and more.
Presenter: Evelyn Lan Anh Dinh, Truetech – Vietnam

Constructing a 4D Digital City in Ürümqi

Ürümqi is the capital of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China. Surrounded by desert and situated near the northern route of the Silk Road, it is the largest city in China’s western interior. In 2011, a Hexagon Geospatial customer used a large frame digital camera to capture digital aerial imagery of Ürümqi and its surrounding area, which is about 3,400 square kilometers in total. The goal of the project was to provide high-precision “4D” products for the construction of a digital city, which includes Digital Line Graphic (DLG), Digital Orthophoto Map (DOM), Digital Raster Graphic (DRG), and Digital Terrain Models (DTM). Leveraging the IMAGINE Photogrammetry solution, the Urumqi surveying and Mapping Institute accomplished three-dimensional (3D) triangulation with export products including DTMs and DOMs. Extraction of 3D models was completed using Stereo Analyst for ArcGIS. Join this session to learn about this project including data capture, processing, and high end outputs.
Presenter: Chao Zhang, Urumqi survey and Mapping Institute – China

Live Demonstrations

Smart City Property Appraisal in 3D

In today’s world, forward-thinking city governments focus on sustainable urban growth and development initiatives that will positively impact the lives of citizens. For these Smart Cities, modern digital technologies and information provide the foundation to support further improving services, reducing costs and resource consumption, maintaining or developing infrastructure, and, overall, creating better communities. Combining multiple data sources into a single 3D world enables a holistic approach to solving complex urban issues. Learn how one city uses 3D visualisation as a foundation of the Property Appraisal process, including supporting valuation of high rise and multi-unit buildings. From the cataloging of geospatial and business data in one central repository, to the creation of mash ups accessible in both 2D and 3D, to the ability to review data and analyse data with ease, Hexagon Geospatial delivers real business information to property appraisers. In this session, you will learn how verifying information through 3D technology adds a level of savings in both cost and time. Join this demo to see how we help both city planners and citizens alike make better decisions based on a realistic understanding of the 3D world around us.
Presenter: Roland Klamt, Hexagon Geospatial – Australia

DEMO: Web GIS: Unleashing the power of 3D

More and more, 3D visualisation is becoming a desired method to support investigations of the urban environment, and ultimately is helping to build smarter cities. As such, there is a growing requirement for solutions that seamlessly combine geospatial data, 3D visualisation, and analytics on desktop, web, and mobile platforms. Join us in this live demo to learn how local governments leverage an enhanced and highly-usable 3D web portal, supporting advanced tools for analysis, visualisation and simulation of proposed planning applications. By using this tool, residential and commercial building applications can be reviewed before planning permits are issued, so the impact of new buildings in the local environment can be considered. During this session we will demonstrate how users can view multiple scenarios, including the current situation, new building structures that are approved but not yet built, and future plans for potential buildings to be constructed.
Presenter: Shaun Martin, Hexagon Geospatial – Australia

Register-HGDWatch out for more updates from the Geospatial Track, and register for hxgnlive.com today. If you have questions about information on the website, email us at hxgnlive-hkg@hexagongeospatial.com.

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Yashita Arora

Yashita Arora is the marketing consultant for Imagem, responsible for strategizing, development, execution, measurement, and reporting of customer-facing demand-generation programs that support sales goals. Prior to this position, she was regional marketing manager for Asia-Pacific at Hexagon Geospatial. She has over nine years of experience in the IT and geospatial industry in areas such as marketing, communications, content development and presales.

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