Transforming Urban Management with Geometa’s Approach
During the Smart Cities India Expo, Geometa’s CEO and Founder, Alexey Dudarev, presented Geometa’s vision for urban management by harnessing geospatial technologies. He highlighted a critical challenge faced by governments globally: while substantial amounts of city-related data are gathered, effectively converting this data into actionable insights for enhanced urban living remains an uphill task. Geometa steps beyond conventional tools like most well-known GIS to address this issue head-on.
In the initial stage of Smart City development, numerous cities have already adopted GIS solutions. However, Geometa envisions a more ambitious objective: the profound integration of technology into the very fabric of urban administration. Achieving this necessitates a transformation in operational procedures for municipal employees. All data, funded by taxpayers’ resources, must be openly shared across diverse governmental systems. This data should be harnessed for routine functions such as permits, property assessments, and the establishment of special zones. Traditional processes should undergo optimization to enable automatic generation of documents from this data, streamlining administrative workflows and minimizing manual interventions.
Equally vital is the swift updating of data whenever a change occurs within the urban landscape. All departments should access a common dataset, augmenting it with industry-specific information without redundant data entries. If certain data elements are absent, a mechanism for locally sourced data incorporation should be instituted, underscoring the primacy of data currency over comprehensive data completeness.
This strategic approach provides city officials with a digital twin of their urban environment. The utilization of high-quality, up-to-date data paves the way for the application of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in tasks like automation, analysis, and informed decision-making.
Geometa stands as a web platform designed to facilitate the creation of integrated city management systems, spanning strategic, tactical, and operational domains. Encompassing areas like sustainable development strategy, urban planning, land cadastre, construction management, transportation, municipal infrastructure, and daily urban tasks such as sanitation, landscaping, and adherence to design codes, Geometa emerges as a holistic solution for efficient and effective urban governance.
The construction of such comprehensive systems revolves around several core principles:
- Creation of comprehensive territory datasets and the facilitation of secure, convenient access for diverse administrative departments.
- Transformation of management processes through digitalization and automation, ensuring the sustained currency of data.
- Harnessing data analysis algorithms and the deployment of intelligent decision support systems to facilitate data-driven governance strategies that optimize performance and outcomes.
The foundational framework for comprehensive projects draws from the wisdom gleaned from over 250 projects spanning various cities and the construction of a multi-tiered state urban planning system. These projects revolve around the automation of territory development management processes, ranging from development planning to the construction and commissioning of infrastructure, housing, and commercial properties.
The pivotal components of these foundational projects include:
- Maintenance of a state real estate object registry (comprising land parcels and structures) and the automation of services for registration and issuance of state ownership certificates, complemented by a mechanism for collecting state fees.
- Storage and accessibility of project documentation, including master plans and detailed planning projects, supported by processes for monitoring zoning and detailed planning endeavors. Developers gain access to this data to inform their business strategies.
- Automation of public services, encompassing activities like land plot allocation, provision of reference data for design, issuance of building permits, object commissioning permits, object usage changes, and address provision.
- A public portal designed for citizens and businesses, granting them insights into the most favorable and socially structured zones within the city.
- Continuous monitoring of data quality and service delivery processes, fostering transparent oversight over departmental activities and the digitization of governance.
- Integration APIs to facilitate interactions with other governmental systems and the structured import of data into the platform, transcending the limitations of legacy databases and software by establishing connections and streamlining analytics. This streamlines data exchange between departments and minimizes erroneous decisions.
Depending on the context within the country, region, or city, these projects might encompass substantial subsystems, including real estate cadastre, construction program management, monitoring of underground network maps, adherence to urban planning and land regulations, and daily maintenance activities through 3D panoramas.
The urgency to improve the quality of territorial management is underscored by the widening gap between escalating demands and the expertise of professionals in the field. This dissonance can result in inter-departmental conflicts, project delays, and service delivery challenges. Geometa offers a unifying solution by acting as a digital twin of the city, serving as both a reference point and a workspace. This consolidated platform accelerates the access and updating of vital information while minimizing human errors. Moreover, it fosters collaboration between departments at the software level, enhancing overall efficiency.
The progressive development of Geometa entails a sophisticated system for data analysis, forecasting, and territory evaluation across diverse domains. These include change analysis to identify illicit constructions and discrepancies between accounting data, analysis of urban development project quality to assess their impact on various aspects of the territory, socio-demographic analysis, transport data evaluation, collaboration-seeking analysis across departments, analysis of public data, and more.
These capabilities are seamlessly integrated within the Geometa product ecosystem, making them available for step-by-step implementation aligned with the client’s evolving needs. These solutions are united by fundamental technological capabilities, including an accessible interface for non-GIS experts, flexible access rights management, configuration tools for dynamic adaptation, a robust mapping engine for real-time data visualization, tools for customized data analysis, and secure operational solutions.
While Geometa’s primary focus is on territorial management within urban, regional, and national contexts, its applicability extends to industries reliant on spatial information for efficient management. This includes real estate management, large-scale construction firms, agriculture, forestry, mining and manufacturing, and transportation enterprises.
Empowering Communities for Public Space Enhancement
At Geometa, we believe in the power of transforming public spaces to enhance the quality of life for everyone. Our CEO, Alexey Dudarev, envisioned a platform that would change people’s consciousness and empower them to contribute to the improvement of their surroundings. This vision led to the creation of the public platform, a project close to our hearts that aims to revolutionize the way communities engage in beautification projects.
Alexey Dudarev, CEO of Geometa, shares his perspective:
“My goal is to change people’s consciousness and show the ways in which you can independently improve the quality of the territory around you and your quality of life, create communities aimed at preserving and improving yards, streets, neighbourhoods, cities, and the country as a whole”.
This platform is an extension of the Geometa platform, designed as a comprehensive tool to bring improvement projects to life, from conception to implementation. This portal automates the processes involved in implementing public improvement projects, enabling enterprising citizens and companies to transform neglected spaces into beautiful and sought-after areas.
Objectives of the Platform:
- Realize Micro-Projects: Enhance the beautification of urban areas through small-scale projects.
- Inform Communities: Share success stories of micro-improvement projects within urban communities.
- Access Real-Time Improvement Maps: Provide an up-to-date map of the state of improvement in urban areas.
- Engage Activists: Involve a maximum number of activists in the continuous improvement of urban areas.
- Map: Users can select and identify improvement sites, including details on land ownership — whether municipal or private. This information guides users in choosing the right course of action and provides insights into ongoing projects.
- Catalogue of Projects: Presents all regional projects, offering comprehensive information on design, estimates, implementation status, and approval stages. This accumulation of best practices facilitates quicker project implementation.
- Project Card: Initiators can systematically input project details, maintaining a project diary as it progresses. Users can join project teams or offer financial support through crowdfunding tools provided by the platform.
- Catalogue of Project Participants: Allows users to share information about themselves, connecting potential team members and supporters. Find architects, designers, construction representatives, material suppliers, and patrons willing to provide financial assistance.
- Instructions: Offers detailed descriptions of coordination algorithms and project implementation requirements. This section also provides guidance on using the platform, information about technologies, and best practices.
Geometa has invested in the implementation of several projects to understand the challenges and intricacies of developing territories into quality environments. The platform emerged from this experience, addressing the bureaucratic hurdles in the current development process. We recognize the lack of quick approval algorithms, quality control measures, efficient acceptance of created objects by municipalities, and the establishment of reasonable work costs.
Through this platform, we strive to overcome these challenges, creating a collaborative space where communities, designers, patrons, and implementers come together to shape the future of our urban areas. Join us in this transformative journey, as we collectively enhance the beauty and functionality of our cities and neighborhoods.
Geometa at Digital City Management Exchange Meeting in China
The recent gathering in Shenzhen, China, for the “2023 Digital City Management Exchange Meeting” became a focal point for global experts, innovators, and entrepreneurs aiming to redefine urban landscapes by fostering the development of ’smart cities’. This event stood as a pivotal platform, enabling a rich exchange of insights and experiences, gathering representatives from over 20 cities spanning more than 10 countries and regions, including Russia, Finland, the Netherlands, Portugal, Germany, and Malaysia. The conference brought together mayors and representatives from diverse cities worldwide, enabling the sharing of localized experiences and practices in digitalization and sustainable development.
The meeting notably highlighted pioneering solutions that are revolutionizing urban governance. A standout presentation at this event was the Integrated Municipal Geoinformation System in Kazan, a project empowered by Geometa, offering a new approach to city management.
Geometa, a platform designed by our experts, goes beyond streamlining services. It organizes urban data into a structured hierarchy, creating opportunities for transformative urban solutions. In Kazan, this innovative system has brought forth various enhancements:
- Streamlining services and empowering data-driven decisions.
- Assisting in recognizing the necessity for facilities like parking lots, sports areas, and kindergartens.
- Visualizing traffic congestion and safety, linking data with real-time traffic situations.
- Assessing public spaces’ popularity through social media photos.
- Analyzing spatial data to gather diverse information, aiding in infrastructure responsibility assignment and optimizing shop locations for profitability.
Geometa in Kazan operates as a robust support system for objective decision-making. It transitions from subjective assessments to measurable indicators, helping identify problems and unveil optimal solutions.
This integration marks a step toward more efficient urban governance. Geometa promotes a shift towards embracing data-driven solutions for smarter and more sustainable urban development. As cities confront complex challenges, Geometa offers a pathway for cities to harness data for enhanced decision-making and better urban solutions.
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Reflecting on the Geospatial Digital Twin Conference 2023
Let’s take a moment to look back on the Geospatial Digital Twin Conference 2023, held on October 11-12. This two-day online event, hosted by Geometa, brought together experts in geospatial technology to share their insights and explore the latest trends in the field. The conference was like a treasure chest of knowledge, filled with exciting advancements and practical applications. Join us as we revisit the highlights of this event.
Day 1: Navigating the World of Geospatial Digital Twins
Maria Bobyleva, Geometa’s Head of Marketing, started the day with a comprehensive presentation on the key trends in geospatial digital twins. She covered the importance of a Holistic Approach, Data Sharing and Dissemination, Currency of Data, and Quality of Data.
Andrey Pirogov, Chief Marketing Officer at GeoAlert, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, then took the spotlight to discuss AI-Powered Urban Mapping. He explained the capabilities of AI-Powered Urban Mapping, including ML Building Models, Automatic building height extraction, ML Building Classification Models, ML Forest Models, ML Construction Models, and ML Road Detection Models.
Valentin Kisselev shared his insights into creating a Digital Twin using HelgiLab solutions.
Professor Suhono Harso Supangkat, an academic from the Bandung Institute of Technology in Indonesia, provided valuable insights into the Indonesian experience in digital twin creation. His expertise spans smart cities concepts, smart city governance, and the Internet of Things.
Day 2: Advancing Urban Development and Real-World Case Studies
The second day of the conference was all about practical applications and real-world success stories.
Anton Zakhariuta, an Implementation Engineer at Geometa, showcased real-world use cases He highlighted the power of Geospatial Digital Twins in streamlining river-sensitive urban planning, optimizing urban planning with AI-Powered Vehicle Analysis, and much more.
Anna Sazonova, IT Deputy Director at Grad — Institute for Territorial Planning, offered insights into the Comprehensive Integrated Infrastructure Plan for Urban Development. This powerful tool enables efficient management of a region’s infrastructure, using data-driven, spatially conscious decision-making.
Alexey Dudarev, CEO of Geometa addressed the challenges of implementing digital twins and the importance of streamlined public service delivery. He emphasized the role of the Geometa platform in uniting data from various departments, enabling real-time data analysis, decision-making, document generation, and data maintenance. This approach ensures data quality and accuracy while seamlessly monitoring changes.
Thank You and Upcoming Adventures
We extend our sincere gratitude to all the speakers and attendees who made the Geospatial Digital Twin Conference a resounding success. Your contributions and enthusiasm have made a lasting impact on this event. As we look ahead to the future, we can’t wait to embark on more enriching experiences.
Stay tuned for our upcoming events, and we look forward to seeing you soon!
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Happy World Tourism Day!
Today, on World Tourism Day, we’re excited to showcase how Geometa is making a significant impact on the world of tourism. Tourism is not just about visiting beautiful places; it’s about preserving the cultural heritage that makes each destination unique. Geometa plays a crucial role in this endeavor by empowering decision-makers to protect and enhance cultural resources while developing cities.
Case 1: Cultural Heritage Management
At Geometa, we understand that preserving cultural heritage is vital for sustainable tourism. Our platform centralizes all relevant cultural resource data in one place, making it a powerful tool for decision-making in conservation, protection, and enhancement efforts.
- Accurate and up-to-date map-based information for effective heritage resource management.
- Integration of cultural resource data with natural resources, demography, engineering networks, and land use.
The map of cultural heritage management is a detailed map of the cultural heritage buildings as well as a digital record containing relevant information and photos
- Zoning strategies to minimize negative impacts on cultural resources.
Screenshot of a map showing an area of state significance (cultural heritage precinct). The map displays two types of protection zones: protection zones for cultural heritage and restricted use zones in the vicinity of heritage sites.
- Online portals for public engagement and community support.
An excellent example of Geometa’s impact is in Kazan City where it has successfully managed 589 cultural heritage objects, including UNESCO-listed sites like the Kazan Kremlin.
Case 2: Urban Analytics through Digital Footprints
To make tourism truly memorable, understanding what makes a city attractive is essential. Geometa’s «Urban Analytics» module analyzes digital footprints, such as geolocated street photos on social networks, to assess the attractiveness of urban environments.
This module includes:
- Classification of street photos using advanced neural networks.
- Translation of images into geolocation points.
- Building line graphs to visualize trends in photo frequency.
These insights are invaluable for:
- Planning tourist routes.
- Enhancing public spaces.
- Identifying trends in photo activity over time.
Real-life examples from Kazan demonstrate how Geometa’s tool helps evaluate the popularity of urban spaces and measure the success of renovation projects. It allows city administrations to make data-driven decisions and transform cities into more attractive and visitor-friendly destinations.
On this World Tourism Day, let’s celebrate the power of technology in preserving cultural heritage and making our cities more appealing to tourists.
Geometa: Shaping the Future of Urban Planning
At Geometa, we take immense pride in our commitment to pushing the boundaries of urban planning and territory development management. As a testament to our dedication to this cause, we are thrilled to announce our role as the general sponsor of the largest conference on urban planning and territory development management in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
Our founder and CEO, Alexey Dudarev, took center stage at this prestigious event, where he delivered an insightful keynote address that shed light on the remarkable journey of urban planning automation in the CIS, dating back to our pioneering efforts in 2008. Furthermore, he unveiled the exciting development trends that are poised to shape the landscape of urban planning automation in the years ahead, particularly in 2024 and beyond.
For the discerning readers of the Geometa blog, we are pleased to present the key highlights from Alexey’s recent speech.
At the outset of his address, Alexey emphasized the paramount relevance of digitalization across all spheres of management, underscoring that, “In the absence of digitization, measuring efficiency becomes a formidable challenge. Measurement is the cornerstone of progress, making digitalization an imperative narrative”.
Geometa: A Brief Overview
Geometa stands as the platform of choice for the development of state information systems for urban planning. It is essential to underscore that the creation of this software is not merely a quest to display data on maps or automate documentation processes. Rather, Geometa is rooted in the sincere desire of its developers to be genuinely beneficial. In the contemporary landscape, Geometa serves as a tool, capable of addressing a multitude of challenges that hinge on the utilization of spatial data.
Geometa’s distinctiveness lies in its ability to streamline daily operational processes within urban planning and land management. These processes encompass document issuance, paper authentication, land allocation, urban planning designs, building permit issuance, and decision-making regarding deviations from urban regulations and land utilization policies, among other pivotal managerial tasks. Geometa, furthermore, empowers users to collaboratively access and manipulate spatial data. It also boasts built-in analytical tools underpinned by cutting-edge artificial intelligence and neural networks, thereby significantly reducing the margin for human error.
The Pillars of Urban Planning
In the contemporary landscape, three pillars serve as the bedrock for effective urban planning:
- Territorial Status Data: Typically encompassing city and regional reference maps, as well as a plethora of infrastructure plans, Geometa emerges as the central aggregator, effectively consolidating data from daily operations, thereby offering a systematic and coherent repository of city-related data.
- Design Outcomes: The notion of «digital» urban planning documentation is not synonymous with machine-readability or comprehension. Often, the system encounters unstructured data, primarily in PDF or CorelDRAW formats, which defy automated processing.
- Integration Capabilities: The modern era features numerous government information systems, precipitating a growing imperative to eliminate redundancy. This not only augments data quality but also paves the way for the advent of the «robotic official» concept, a framework governed by stringent formal rules extrapolated from existing data.
What may have seemed like a fantasy a decade ago is now an accomplished reality in regions where Geometa has taken root. For instance, a prospective builder seeking permits for an individual residence can now delineate boundaries and plot the house’s location, with the system providing immediate feedback on compliance or non-compliance. Consequently, all requisite documents can be automatically generated upon submission.
Geometa’s vision extends to the creation of a comprehensive information model for territories and their constituent elements, akin to a digital twin. Such a model proves invaluable for tasks spanning urban planning, forecasting, and scenario modeling. As the system continues to accumulate data and streamline processes, its utility and capabilities grow exponentially. A primary focus lies in the creation and continual enhancement of data structures concerning capital construction projects. This comprehensive data not only factors in parameters from building permits but also encompasses all estimates, schedules, models, and design documents, thereby becoming indispensable at every stage, from inception to operation.
To create robust information models, we need answers to crucial questions, such as the data requirements for each site, the facility’s economic impact, population dynamics, transportation effects, and energy efficiency. Modern technology grants us the opportunity to gather this information, even if not in its entirety initially. Even 5%, 10%, or 20% of the data can serve as a foundation for building information models, provided that users diligently organize data input processes.
At Geometa, we assert that service automation hinges not only on software solutions but also on meticulously designed processes. In this context, the system must possess the requisite data for each task. Our mission isn’t merely data accumulation for its own sake, but rather the assembly of data sets custom-tailored to address specific challenges. This necessitates a system of technical requirements, document collection and preparation, and concurrent data updates. This, in turn, paves the way for effective service automation.
In the near horizon, spanning one to two years, three pivotal themes merit attention: interactions with utility companies, territory load assessment, and economic impact evaluation.
- Interaction with Utility Companies: A system enriched with data on engineering networks can significantly support regional energy commissions, tariff setting, energy security, and investment assessments for territorial development. Automation of service provision for network connections is poised to reduce both time and costs, benefitting private enterprises and municipal bodies alike.
- Territory Load Assessment and Optimal Facility Placement: Gathering data on residents, their consumption habits, and economic contributions will empower forecasting of social facility requirements such as hospitals, kindergartens, and schools. Additionally, transport data can inform decisions on road network optimization and parking management.
- Economic Impact Evaluation of Urban Planning Transformations: The system will enable assessment of enterprises’ contributions to regional economies, thereby influencing real estate and land valuation. Integration with state cadastral valuation systems will facilitate this endeavor. Public portals, still in their infancy in many regions, represent a critical element of urban planning policy development and data-driven decision-making. They are expected to evolve and merge with investment portals, enabling developers to independently assess and publish data on territorial changes. Such transparency is pivotal in shaping the future of urban planning.
As Geometa continues to evolve and adapt, it remains poised to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of urban planning, offering transparency, efficiency, and data-driven decision-making. The journey towards the digital transformation of urban management is well underway, and Geometa stands at the forefront, ready to lead the way into a future where urban planning is smarter, more efficient, and more responsive to the needs of our ever-evolving cities.
Geometa’s Successful Journey in Indonesia
As we bring our series of articles on the Geometa team’s trip to Indonesia to a close, we are excited to share the pivotal meetings and presentations that marked our enriching three-week stay in Jakarta. From August 21 to September 9, Geometa’s dedicated team, comprised of Alexey Zraenko, Business Development Director; Maria Bobyleva, Head of Marketing; Ivan Prituliak, Head of PMO; and Anton Zakhariuta, Implementation Engineer, immersed themselves in Jakarta’s dynamic landscape. During this time, we not only participated in the Indonesia 4.0 Expo 2023 and the Indonesia International Smart City Expo 2023 but also had the privilege of showcasing Geometa solutions at the highest echelons.
Unlocking Opportunities: Meeting with the Ministry of Agrarian Affairs and Spatial Planning/National Land Agency
One of the most significant events of our journey was our visit to the Ministry of Agrarian Affairs and Spatial Planning/National Land Agency, specifically the General Directorate of Spatial Planning. Here, we had the honor of presenting Geometa’s capabilities in managing territorial development. Geometa’s suite of specialized tools for land use and development regulations proved to be indispensable, enabling quick and error-free project revisions while ensuring document quality. The Directorate graciously shared their invaluable insights into the intricate process of preparing detailed urban spatial plans.
Empowering the Future: Engaging with the Bandung Institute of Technology
Our journey also led us to the esteemed Bandung Institute of Technology, where we visited the Smart Cities & Communities Innovation Centre and had the privilege of meeting its director, Professor Suhono Harso Supangkat. During this enlightening encounter, Professor provided insights into the groundbreaking work of his PhD students, while we reciprocated by sharing Geometa’s experience in data-driven city management. As staunch advocates for knowledge exchange, we expressed our readiness to support the university’s team as knowledge partners, offering to share our expertise and insights.
Charting New Horizons: Geospatial Information Agency Collaboration
Our third notable visit took us to the Geospatial Information Agency, where we received a warm welcome from their dedicated team. During our visit, we learned about the agency’s vital role in mapping Indonesia, while we, in turn, highlighted how Geometa can harness the data generated by the agency for various applications.
Beyond these significant encounters, our journey was marked by numerous meetings with prospective partners, data providers, and representatives from Indonesian government agencies. With unwavering confidence, we eagerly anticipate the promising opportunities for growth and development that lie ahead in Indonesia. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all those who supported us during this journey.
Geometa at Indonesia International Smart City Expo
The Geometa team participated at Indonesia International Smart City Expo & Forum (IISMEX) 2023. This event, which took place from August 30 to September 1, 2023, at the JIExpo Kemayoran in Jakarta, Indonesia, was an incredible opportunity for us to showcase our expertise and innovative solutions in the field of digitalization of urban management.
IISMEX has become a cornerstone event in the world of smart cities, where cutting-edge technology, ICT, and IoT innovations converge to shape the future of urban landscapes. As the 6th edition of this remarkable event, it was proudly supported by the Ministry of Home Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia through the Directorate General of Regional Administration, serving as the ASEAN Smart City Network Representative of Indonesia. This support highlighted the significance of IISMEX in advancing the smart city agenda.
The event lived up to its reputation as a nexus of knowledge exchange and business opportunities. For Geometa, it provided a unique platform to connect with high-level government officials, including the Ministry of Home Affairs, Governors, and Mayors. These interactions opened up avenues for collaboration and partnership, paving the way for Geometa to contribute to the development of smart cities not only in Indonesia but also across Southeast Asia and the global market.
One of the highlights of our participation at IISMEX was our presentation on September 1st. Maria Bobyleva, Head of Marketing, and Ivan Prituliak, Head of PMO, took the stage to share their insights on «Driving Sustainable Urban Development with Geospatial Digital Twins.», providing participants with a deeper understanding of using GIS in city management. They discussed how Geometa’s solutions empower cities to make data-driven decisions, optimize resource allocation, and enhance overall urban planning.
As we reflect on our experience at IISMEX, we are grateful for the opportunities it has presented and the connections we have made. We look forward to building on these relationships and collaborating with partners who share our vision of creating smarter, more sustainable cities for the future. Thank you to everyone who visited our booth and attended our presentation at IISMEX 2023.
Geometa: Gold Sponsor of Indonesia 4.0 Expo 2023
The Indonesia 4.0 Conference & Expo, the biggest event for digital change and Industry 4.0 in the country, has ended. Geometa, proudly the Gold Sponsor, is thrilled to share its amazing time at this event.
At Geometa, we thrive on being at the forefront of innovation, and the Indonesia 4.0 Conference & Expo provided us with an exceptional platform to showcase our solutions. The event, hosted by the Indonesian Ministry of Industry on August 23-24, 2023, resonated with the nation’s ambitious goal to reach the top 10 global economies by 2030, propelled by the force of Industry 4.0 and the visionary Making Indonesia 4.0 initiative.
The conference was inaugurated by the esteemed Agus Gumivan Kartasasmita, Minister of Industry of the Republic of Indonesia. His words underscored the critical role of collaboration and cooperation in realizing the transformative power of Industry 4.0. Geometa was honored to be a part of this journey, contributing our expertise to the advancement of Indonesia’s technological landscape.
Throughout the event, Geometa was engaged in presenting our Geometa platform, which has been meticulously crafted to empower organizations on their transformational journeys. Among our offerings were solutions that streamline public service delivery, facilitate data-driven city management, and enhance decision-making processes for large enterprises.
Maria Bobyleva, our Head of Marketing, and Ivan Prituliak, Head of PMO, took the stage at the conference as the dynamic duo representing Geometa. Their presentation, «Geospatial Empowerment for Industry 4.0 in Local Governments and Enterprises,» delved into the manifold applications of Geometa. Maria shared insights into the platform’s role in city management and its significance for large-scale businesses with distributed assets. Ivan navigated the audience through the exciting realm of AI-powered solutions for urban analysis.
As the curtains close on the Indonesia 4.0 Conference & Expo 2023, Geometa extends its heartfelt appreciation to all participants, collaborators, and supporters. The event was a confluence of insightful discussions, enlightening presentations, and invaluable connections that will undoubtedly shape the trajectory of Industry 4.0 in Indonesia.
Spatial Data Infrastructure
Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) is a critical component of the modern digital era, revolutionizing the way geographical information is collected, managed, analyzed, and shared. SDI is a framework that facilitates the access, sharing, and integration of spatial data from various sources, enabling organizations, governments, and individuals to make informed decisions and address complex challenges. In this article, we explore an exemplary SDI project based on the Geometa platform, and its scope, advancements, and potential outcomes.
SDI Project: Scope and Purpose
In terms of architecture, the Spatial Data Infrastructure consists of two integral components: an Integrated Spatial Data Management System and a Geoportal:
- Integrated Spatial Data Management System designed to effectively handle all spatial data of a city and region, enabling comprehensive monitoring of its territory.
- The Public Geoportal for Open Data and Spatial Services serves as a centralized platform for citizens to access open data, order spatial data, and request certificates. It offers a user-friendly interface with a personal account, enabling developers and investors to conveniently purchase spatial data. Additionally, the Geoportal integrates with public services, providing a seamless experience for administrative tasks.
Advancements in the Geometa SDI Project
- 3D Map and Building Visualizations:
One of the key advancements in the Geometa SDI project is the incorporation of a 3D map feature. Users can now explore a city and region in a three-dimensional environment, enhancing their spatial understanding and experience. Furthermore, interactive building visualizations offer immersive 3D panoramas, enabling users to visualize buildings in a more detailed and realistic manner.
- 3D Maps of Engineering Networks:
The platform supports 3D maps of engineering networks, providing detailed information about infrastructure networks like utilities and communication systems. Investors and developers can access this valuable data in a three-dimensional representation, empowering them with critical insights for better planning and decision-making.
Web Compliance Checker Module
To ensure data adherence to system requirements, the Geometa platform offers a Web Compliance Checker Module. This module provides a format and logical control of information resources within the Spatial Data Infrastructure, ensuring compliance with technical requirements. It includes verification of imported data against specified import templates, geometry accuracy validation, and generates reports indicating compliance or non-compliance with the specified import templates.
Seamless Import of Structured and Unstructured Data
Geometa excels in facilitating the seamless import of both structured and unstructured data. The platform allows customization options to ensure compliance of objects, directories, and classifiers with the logical model of the system. Automated comparisons based on customizations help in the efficient processing of data.
File format support includes *.tab, *.mid, *.mif, *.shp, and *.xlsx file formats. Data import modes allow users to add, update, or overwrite existing data. Customizable data import templates provide flexibility, enabling users to create filters with conditions, specify coordinate systems, and load data that references other objects or values from a reference book.
Outcomes of the Spatial Data Infrastructure Project
The project delivers a robust system designed to effectively maintain spatial data, catering to a wide range of tasks that require spatial information:
- Urban Planning and Development
- Smart Cadastre and Valuation of Real Property
- Precision Agriculture and Smart Farming
The Expanding Role of SDI
Other areas include Forestry, Water Resources, Cultural Heritage, Energy and Utilities, Transportation and Logistics, Emergency Management and Disaster Response, Environmental Management, Tourism and Recreation, etc
Urban Planning and Development:
In today’s rapidly urbanizing world, the need for efficient urban planning and development is more significant than ever. Spatial Data Infrastructure provides city planners with real-time, accurate geospatial data that aids in better understanding the current infrastructure, identifying potential areas of growth, and optimizing resource allocation. By harnessing SDI, cities can become more sustainable, resilient, and livable for their residents.
With climate change and environmental degradation becoming global challenges, spatial data plays a pivotal role in monitoring and conserving natural resources. SDI allows scientists and conservationists to track deforestation, manage wildlife habitats, assess biodiversity, and monitor the impact of climate change. It empowers decision-makers to implement effective policies for environmental protection and sustainable development.
In times of natural disasters, such as earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, quick and accurate information is crucial for disaster management and response. Spatial Data Infrastructure helps in gathering and disseminating real-time data, enabling emergency services and humanitarian organizations to respond efficiently and effectively to mitigate the impact of disasters and save lives.
Transportation and Logistics:
The transportation and logistics industry heavily relies on spatial data for route optimization, fleet management, and supply chain efficiency. SDI offers detailed maps, traffic information, and geospatial analysis tools that facilitate smoother transportation operations, reducing fuel consumption and overall costs.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the significance of spatial data in public health. SDI assists health authorities in tracking the spread of diseases, identifying high-risk areas, and implementing targeted measures to control outbreaks. It also aids in optimizing healthcare facility locations and resource allocation.
Tourism and Marketing:
For the tourism industry, SDI enhances the visitor experience by providing interactive maps, location-based services, and travel guides. Additionally, businesses can utilize spatial data for targeted marketing campaigns, understanding customer behavior, and identifying potential markets for expansion.
Challenges and Future Prospects
Despite its wide-ranging benefits, implementing and maintaining a robust Spatial Data Infrastructure is not without challenges. Some of the key challenges include data interoperability, privacy and security concerns, funding and resource allocation, and the need for international cooperation.
Looking ahead, the future of SDI is promising. Advancements in technology, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Big Data analytics, will further strengthen the capabilities of SDI. Improved data sharing mechanisms, open data initiatives, and global partnerships will foster the growth of SDI worldwide, making geospatial information more accessible and usable for all.
Spatial Data Infrastructure has emerged as an indispensable tool in our interconnected world, transcending geographical boundaries and impacting various sectors. As we embrace the digital age, the actuality of SDI continues to grow, facilitating smarter decision-making, sustainable development, and a better quality of life for people across the globe. By addressing the challenges and fostering international collaboration, we can unlock the full potential of SDI and create a more informed and resilient world.