Underground infrastructure, such as utilities, tunnels, underground buildings and other facilities is critical to the operation of cities. It presents a particular data and interoperability challenge because its location and condition is normally hidden by soil, pavement and other structures. Particularly in inner cities and transport hubs, underground infrastructure tends to be very dense and accurate, three-dimensional geospatial information about the location, nature, condition and relationships of these assets is often limited.
This workshops explores how better understanding of the relationships between underground assets with above ground infrastructure can be used to minimize service breakdowns, improve asset utilisation and mitigate the impact of disasters and how a tangible Return on Investment from a digital representation of underground infrastructure can be achieved.
Sponsored by Ordnance Survey
British Geological Survey
Director, Center for Geospatial Innovation, Fund for the City of New York
Researcher of Awesomeness
Head of Outreach