Abu Dhabi launches digital twin project

By Catrin Jones18 October 2022

Panorama of Abu Dhabi (Photo: Adobe Stock)

Abu Dhabi’s Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) has launched the Abu Dhabi Digital Twin project according to a news report by the Emirates News Agency.

The DMT says that the project will enable the use of 3D augmented reality to better facilitate and support decision-making processes. As well as this, the project is said to integrate the most advanced technology, such as aerial photography, LiDAR scanning and game engines.

The project aims to showcase a comprehensive and accurate representation of the emirate, including the exterior shapes of the buildings, allowing users to explore the emirate’s development in 3D and evaluate vast amounts of data.

Dr. Salem Al Kaabi, Director-General of Operational Affairs at DMT, said, “By creating a complete visualisation of the emirate using 3D modelling, the Abu Dhabi Digital Twin project assists in data analysis, facilitates decision-making, monitors the appearance of the cities in the emirate, and uses virtual reality to highlight the most notable locations for the public.”                                                                                                                                                             

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