NEWS: Dassault Systèmes helps build Virtual Singapore

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3D digital platform to be used to run simulations using realistic large-scale scenarios of Singapore

Dassault Systèmes is working with the National Research Foundation (NRF) in Singapore, to develop Virtual Singapore, a dynamic, 3D digital model of Singapore that will employ data analytics and simulate modelling capabilities for testing concepts and services, planning, 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.

Potential uses of Virtual Singapore include:

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• Virtual experimentation, for example visualisation of 3G/4G network coverage areas.

• Virtual test-bedding, for example modelling and simulating crowd dispersion to establish evacuation procedures during an emergency.

• Planning and decision-making, for example to analyse transport flows and pedestrian movement platforms.

• Research and development of new technologies or capabilities.

Virtual Singapore is based on Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCity, a scalable, single unified hub that can address architecture, infrastructure, planning, resources and inhabitants through virtualisation, simulation and collaboration capabilities.

Virtual Singapore was launched in December 2014 as part of Singapore’s Smart Nation drive. The Virtual Singapore platform is expected to be completed by 2018.

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