In a newly released industry association’s policy report, experts from leading firms share their view on digital twins and what it means for the geospatial industry. Despite appropriating the cross-industry technique of digital twins by giving it another synonym, a landscape of collaboration is slowly emerging as the spatial industry asserts is prominence as data integrators.
The World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC) has released its policy report “Spatial Digital Twins: Global Status, Opportunities, and the Way Forward” on 5 April 2022. The council serves as a high-level industry forum and represents companies across the geospatial ecosystem. The report was prepared by Integris Group Services, and draws on input from 61 subject matter experts predominantly in Western Europe, North America and Asia.
The report evaluates the current state of the digital twin market, considers the value derived from adding geospatial data to digital twins, and showcases WGIC member offerings on digital twins from AAM, Autodesk, Bentley Systems, Fugro, Hexagon, Riegl, Terra Analytics, Trimble, and Voxelmaps.