A Giant Leap Forward for Smart Cities
Two weeks ago, at the World Smart Cities Expo in Barcelona, Cityzenith unveiled version 2.0 of the revolutionary data visualization platform for cities: 5D Smart City™.
The City of Barcelona is the first major world city to deploy this new version, and will be followed by the cities of Amsterdam, San Francisco, and Chicago, as well as additional cities in North America and Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America.
Developed by one of the original creators of Google Earth™, 5D Smart City™ is a cloud-based, Software-as-a-Service solution that maps the massive amounts of data created by modern cities — IoT Internet of Things (IoT), Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Social Media — to an intuitive, fully interactive 3D digital model of a city that can be easily used by everyone from the Mayor to the technician in the field to the local resident walking down the street.
The implementation of 5D Smart City™ in Barcelona will dovetail with the city's ongoing efforts to develop its own master database, the Urban Platform, which aims to improve communication across municipal agencies in Barcelona. This will provide government agency users common access to an interactive 3D visual model of both above and below ground building and infrastructure assets.
The Urban Platform will feed data from real-time sensor readings, historical archives, traffic updates, public safety notices, social media and other data sources directly to assets in the 5D model enabling city agencies to collaborate, plan, and operate more efficiently. In the future, portions of the Barcelona model will be made available online to the public to enhance citizen access to data in the city.