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Dassault Systèmes partners National Research Foundation to develop Virtual Singapore

Zafirah Salim | June 17, 2015
The Virtual Singapore platform is expected to be completed by 2018.

Picture credits to: National Research Foundation Singapore

Dassault Systèmes, a 3DExperience company, has partnered with the National Research Foundation (NRF) to develop Virtual Singapore, a realistic and integrated three-dimensional (3D) model with semantics and attributes in the virtual space.

First launched in December 2014 as part of Singapore's Smart Nation drive, Virtual Singapore is a collaborative platform with a rich data environment and visualisation techniques that will be used by Singapore's citizens, businesses, government and research community to develop tools and services that address the emerging and complex challenges Singapore faces.

According to Dassault Systèmes, this project will build upon the company's 3DEXPERIENCity to create a 3D digital model of Singapore and connect all stakeholders in a secured and controlled environment. The model will employ data analytics and simulate modeling capabilities for testing concepts and services, planning, decision-making, researching technologies and generating community collaboration. 

With images and data collected from various public agencies, including geometric, geospatial and topology, as well as legacy and real-time data such as demographics, movement or climate, Virtual Singapore users will be able to create rich visual models and realistic large-scale simulations of Singapore. 

Users can then digitally explore the impact of urbanisation on the city-state and develop solutions that optimise logistics, governance and operations related to environmental and disaster management, infrastructure, homeland security or community services.

"Singapore is the most advanced city in the world in terms of leveraging technology to plan and manage its transformation over the next decades, and its government's forward-thinking vision towards a Smart Nation parallels our own mission to harmonise product, nature and life through 3D universes," said Bernard Charlès, President and CEO, Dassault Systèmes. 

"Through more efficient and accurate predictions of future experiences within these cities using state-of-the-art tools and applications, we can better anticipate national resource planning or provision of services, and contribute towards a more sustainable quality of life. We hope to see other cities echo Singapore's exciting initiative," he added.

The Virtual Singapore platform is expected to be completed by 2018.


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