This year at HxGN LIVE the Geospatial Track offers a number of informative breakout sessions focused on building Smart Cities. Learn how organizations around the world are utilizing geospatial intelligence to shape smart change for citizens. Here’s a quick look at Smart City sessions at the conference.
Smart City Sub-Track
3101: Continuous Monitoring of Ground Surface Displacement & Infrastructures with Satellite Imagery
Rheticus® Displacement uses Smart M.App technology to continuously monitor millimeter-level movements that would impact the stability of buildings or infrastructure. Using multi-temporal satellite radar images, the service is complementary to traditional survey methods, providing a long-term solution for ground surface instability monitoring. This breakout session features MM SpA, the Italia company that manages the water and wastewater network in the city of Milan. This unique cloud-based service helps organizations and professionals in utilities, engineering, and network operations get accurate information about an infrastructure’s stability. The service is also useful for monitoring slow-moving landslides or tunneling-induced subsidence and provides inputs for a ground surface displacement warning system. By using the open satellite data freely available, thanks to the European Sentinel mission, this monitoring service is available worldwide.
3102: Managing New Electric Connections in Northern Ireland
The Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) Networks operates the electricity distribution network which transports electricity to over 860,000 customers in Northern Ireland. They were the sole entity that could design and build new electric connections. Starting in 2017, citizens can now ask an Independent Connections Provider to undertake the ‘contestable’ work required for 5MW or larger connections. To support these new regulations and move from paper-based workflows to digital, NIE required a new GIS system for the management of all new connection requests. NIE selected GeoMedia Smart Client Advantage to manage the complete workflow of capturing the proposed network and outputting the proposal to large-scale printed maps. Ciaran Kirk will present on how IMGS implemented this solution for NIE in under four months. See how Workflow Manager was used tobuild an advanced workflow to manage the complete new connection job life cycle. In addition, IMGS integrated Smart Client with NIE’s existing GE Smallworld geographic GIS to provide a view of the as-built network in SmartClient.
3103: Understand the Dynamics of Commercial Real Estate and Employment
The city of Almere in the Netherlands has created the ‘Give Data a Face’ project to gain insight into the status of commercial businesses and employment across various city planning systems. Historically, limited reports were published annually with static two-dimensional information. With Hexagon Smart M.Apps, the city of Almere solved the problem of limited once-a-year distribution of the information. By combining data from different sources and personifying it to “give it a face,” Almere now has a dashboard to monitor city businesses and employment dynamics in near-real time. During this session, you will learn how this Smart M.App was realized and “Gave Data a Face.” In addition, you will learn the business benefits of having an interactive and dynamic location intelligence application that can be easily created using M.App Enterprise.
3104: Rapid Development of BI Visualizations Using Smart M.Apps at the City of Edmonton
The City of Edmonton is investigating Hexagon Smart M.App technology to assist in obtaining insight into data that becomes even more expressive through the highly interactive environment created by Incident Analyzer. A discussion of data preparation, data visualization with real world examples of prototype applications that can be constructed with this Hexagon technology will be presented.
3106: Using Sentinel-1 for Flood Extraction and Developing a Flood Monitoring Web Application
The Centre for Security Studies (KEMEA) is a security policy think tank in the Hellenic Ministry of Public Order and Citizen Protection. Charged with guiding the disaster management authorities and improving the efficiency of flood disaster monitoring and management, they sought to use remote sensing techniques with Landsat and Sentinel-1 SAR images to map flood extent and assess flood damage. A WebGIS platform was developed in order to catalog, organize and disseminate the valuable information derived from the data processing techniques. Additionally, it provides the end user web application. KEMEA used ERDAS IMAGINE for data processing. ERDAS APOLLO Professional constituted the core software for the WebGIS platform.
3107: From 0 to 360: the Story of 3D at the City of Edmonton
In 1754, Anthony Henday was possibly the first European person to enter the Edmonton region of Canada. Two hundred and twenty-one years later, Fort Edmonton was established, marking the first large structure built in Edmonton. Fast forward to today; 3D models and visualizations are being built to represent and assist in the planning sustainable growth for the City of Edmonton. Come down memory lane and explore Edmonton’s recent history of reality modeling. See how the integration of Point Clouds and Building Models and high-resolution surfaces can enhance one’s perspective on developments. See how Hexagon technologies such as GeoMedia 3D has been used as an integral part of this story, not only in the past and present but moving toward a smart future.