Bentley Systems and Genesys International Partner for 3D Mapping of Major Indian Cities
September 28, 2022 (Wednesday): Enabling the “first-ever 3D City Infrastructure Digital Twin Solution in India”, AGI member and advanced geospatial content provider Genesys International has announced its partnership with Bentley Systems Incorporated, a renowned infrastructure engineering software company, for Genesys’ 3D City Digital Twin Solutions for Urban India.
The proposed project is the first of its kind in India to be launched by an Indian enterprise and will be powered by OpenCities 365, Bentley’s Infrastructure digital twin solution for cities and campuses. The project involves extensive mapping and surveying to capture most of urban India in a comprehensive, multi-purpose 3D digital twin.
Genesys has collaborated with Bentley previously to successfully pilot digital twin solutions for smart inventory management of telecom infrastructure. The project leveraged Bentley’s OpenTower iQ software and offered accurate, real-time information to operations for streamlined planning and installation of 5G towers. Such extensive Geospatial data and insights helped them save both time and costs related to labour-intensive tower inspections.
“The Genesys 3D City Digital Twin Solution for Urban India, powered by Bentley’s OpenCities 365, will enable us to create and curate city-scale digital twins that empower government and private entities across India to improve their execution, efficiency, and strategizing capabilities using the 3D data,” notes Sajid Malik, Chairman and Managing Director at Genesys International.
“This extraordinary solution enables capturing the as-built assets from the field and bringing them to the office in a reality model. We are impressed with the technical capabilities of Bentley’s digital cities portfolio and see it as a key differentiator that will help proactively improve our existing digital capabilities through a continued partnership between Bentley and Genesys International.”
After the 3D digital twins for all planned cities have been prepared, specific engineering and application data layers will be added based on the requirements of end users. From helping local governments improve public services to reforming urban governance, disaster management, emergency response, and tourism, these 3D digital twins have several potential use cases. Additionally, governments can deliver more resilient and sustainable environments for citizens by leveraging the digital twins to improve urban development interventions, optimize road, rail, utility, and water network upgrades in real-time, and offer location-based services for Smart City initiatives, to name a few.
On the private and corporate front, the 3D digital twins of major urban centres will help modernize vertical processes in multiple sectors, including telecom and broadband infrastructure, city gas distribution, e-commerce, construction, autonomous navigation, renewable energy, and more. Bentley’s flexible applications and Genesys’ rich expertise are together opening avenues for connecting the platform and software with other asset management systems, including third-party Geospatial information systems to capture and assess the data.
“We are extremely happy to contribute to this massive mapping project of national importance with our technology and services,” notes Kaushik Chakraborty, Vice President, Regional Executive – the Asia Pacific for Bentley. “The 3D cities digital twin project will enable our public agencies, service providers, and citizens to deliver or avail services, plan and execute projects, make informed decisions, and improve their quality of life.”
“The initiative will also drive the adoption of digital technology in the infrastructure segment. The output from this project will serve as the foundation for initiatives that we can launch to sustain the economy and environment.”