White paper: How cities can use an urban digital twin to combat the effects of climate change

Do you know what a digital twin is? How about an urban digital twin?

More than a simple 3D model, a true digital twin pulls together several existing mature technologies that, when leveraged comprehensively, can provide cities with unprecedented insights and actionable information.

At Hexagon, we believe an urban digital twin consists of multiple layers. The first is the “digital city,” or a digital replica of the city. Adding data from sensors, alarms and other devices leads to the “connected city.” When AI and simulations are applied to this data, we reach the “intelligent city.” Ultimately, the combination of these different layers results in a true urban digital twin that solves specific challenges and creates value for city officials and residents.

Urban digital twin vs. effects of climate change

Many people are convinced we are beyond the stage of arguing over climate change, and the time to act is now. Indeed, local governments around the world are undertaking initiatives to fight the effects of climate change, but such a fight requires organization and a structured approach.

In our latest white paper, learn how city leaders combating the effects of climate change can leverage an urban digital twin to:

  • Set priorities: Determine where to start and how to prioritize and allocate available funds
  • Take unified action: Maintain a view of all initiatives, make sense of data and implement solutions based on citywide analysis
  • Monitor outcomes: Derive insights for optimizing operations and make informed decisions for the future
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