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One Giant Leap for Smart Cities

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One Giant Leap for Smart Cities

Cityzenith demos new release of 5D Smart City™ Data Visualization Platform in Barcelona

Cityzenith, the technology platform solution provider of choice for the world’s smartest cities, has unveiled version 2.0 of its revolutionary data visualization platform for cities, 5D Smart City™, at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona. The City of Barcelona is the first major world city to deploy version 2.0 of 5D Smart City™, and will be followed by the cities of Amsterdam, San Francisco, and Chicago, as well as additional cities in North America and Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America.

Developed by one of the original creators of Google Earth™, 5D Smart City™ is a cloud-based, Software-as-a-Service solution that maps the massive amounts of data created by modern cities—IoT Internet of Things (IoT), Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Social Media—to an intuitive, fully interactive 3D digital model of a city that can be easily used by everyone from the Mayor to the technician in the field to the local resident walking down the street.  

The implementation of 5D Smart City™ in Barcelona will dovetail with the city’s on-going efforts to develop its own master database, the City DB, which aims to improve communication across municipal agencies in Barcelona. This will provide government agency users common access to an interactive 3D visual model of both above and below ground building and infrastructure assets.

Manel Sanroma, Barcelona CIO, commented on Cityzenith role’s in the City DB project: “The Barcelona City Council is developing a citywide data management system, the City DB, that will consolidate real-time information city agencies. Cityzenith’s unique 5D platform will form an important component of our Situation Room solution, and will empower leadership to make better decisions and engage with its departments and citizens in more meaningful ways.”

The City DB will feed data from real-time sensor readings, historical archives, traffic updates, public safety notices, social media and other data sources directly to assets in the 5D model enabling city agencies to collaborate, plan, and operate more efficiently. In the future, portions of the Barcelona model will be made available on-line to the public to enhance citizen access to data in the city.

“We are excited to demo version 2.0 of 5D Smart City™ in Barcelona” says Michael Jansen, Cityzenith Chairman & CEO. “We thank our many collaborators at the BarcelonaCity Council and the people of Barcelona for their support, encouragement and hard work over the past two years. We built this for everyone in the city to use.”

About Cityzenith

Cityzenith’s mission is to make data in cities useable and useful to city governments, businesses, and citizens.

For more information, visit www.cityzenith.com 

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