News | 29 July 2020
Cyclomedia as a partner in the GeoSmartChange project
Cyclomedia's digital twin as a data basis
Many administrative procedures in municipalities and concerns of citizens require up-to-date knowledge of the specific local circumstances in the city.
The project team of the model region Emscher-Lippe, consisting of those responsible from the cities of Bottrop, Gelsenkirchen, the district of Recklinghausen, the Westphalian University and the Institute for Innovation Research and Management, have decided for high-resolution, accurate and geo-referenced 360° panoramic images as a tool for implementing the project and searched by means of a European tender for a suitable partner for the digital capture of the environment.
They chose Cyclomedia!
Thanks to the digital twin of the region, which we provide through image surveillance and data analysis, municipal employees can now easily get a comprehensive and decision-relevant picture of the situation from the office. The intensive exchange of the local specialist administrations should be exemplary for a change process to the Smart Region, which can also be transferred to other fields and regions. The aim is to exploit unused digitization potential with regard to the use of the technology, to initiate groundbreaking and sustainable changes for digital urban development and to significantly accelerate digitization processes through the subsequent transfer to other locations.
AI as an important tool on the way to the Smart Region
In addition to the captured data, Cyclomedia will also provide the project team with various cadastral data that are generated based on the image and laser scan data. While the images were initially used for visualization and measurements, we have further developed Cyclomedia’s solutions. They now serve as an important tool in the development of a city into a Smart City or a region into a Smart Region, using automated object recognition.
By using algorithms, Cyclomedia generates comprehensive cadaster based on the 3D Cycloramas. For the GeoSmartChange project, we will extract traffic signs, street lighting and traffic lights from the image and laser scan data and thus create digital cadasters.
Since July 27, 2020, our drivers have been in Bottrop and Gelsenkirchen as well as in the Recklinghausen district to take high-resolution, accurate and georeferenced 360° panoramic images of the area.
The capturing is expected to be completed by November 15, 2020.