Our Urban Environment
Data, Interoperability and our Urban world
25th & 26th September 2018

to be followed by:

Integrated Digital Built Environment (IDBE)
26th & 27th Sept
460 Alexandra Road
Singapore, 119963

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As the world's population continues to urbanise , the available space for citizens to live safe and productive lives is under pressure. How do we find better ways to understand and use the space available in our urban communities while taking into account diverse and varied populations and landscapes? The capacity to collect and share high quality Location data is at the heart of understanding how we live, work and play in our urban environments and is key to helping us see the pathways to improving the lives of citizens.

This Location Powers event will explore areas such as transport, public safety , resilience and sustainability , building modelling, underground infrastructure, sensors and the IoT and the ever increasing world of big data and analytics. The event precedes meetings of the Integrated Digital Built Environment - a joint initiative of the OGC and buildingSMART international looking at how we bring into reality concepts , such as the Digital Twin, for our cities.








Summit Agenda

Data, Interoperability and our Urban world - September 25th and 26th (am) (1.5 days)

Integrated Digital Built Environment - September 26th (pm) to 27th

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Tuesday, 25th September (09:00 to 17:30)
Time Session
09:00-09:15Welcome and Introduction to the Open Geospatial Consortium : Denise McKenzie, OGC (UK)
09:15-09:25Welcome and Setting the Stage : Siau Yong Ng, SLA, (SG)
09:25-10:15Spatial technologies, standards and interoperability for the urban environment; where are we now? : Scott Simmons, OGC, (US)
10:30-11:00AgriSensors for the Urban Environment using SensorThings API : Steve Liang, Sensorup (Remote)
11:00-11:30Don’t be in the dark—underground and above ground infrastructure in the spotlight : Carsten Roensdorf, Ordnance Survey, (UK)
11:30-12:00Modelling the Subterranean City: Josh Lieberman, OGC (US)
12:00-12:30Semantic 3D Model based Solution for Smart Cities in China : Dong Huang, Terra IT (CN)
12:30-13:30Lunch - provided
13:30-14:00Implementing Smart Cities; Standards, Interoperability and Deep Learning for Disasters Monitoring : Jimmy Chou, GIS.FCU  (TW)
14:00-14:30Big Data for Urban Environments : Chin Han Ang, Tuxuri (MY)
14:30-15:00Power from data; Innovative collection projects  for smart city applications : Daniel Kruimel,AAM, (AU/SG)
15:30-16:00Enabling the Smart Citizen: Crowdsourcing, Volunteered Geographic Information, and the Internet of Things : Kuo-Yu slayer Chuang , Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT)/GeoThings (TW)
16:00-16:30Urban Intelligence; IoT data integration and movement analysis : Kyoung Sook, AIST (JP)
16:30-17:00What I’ve learned from implementing GeoBIM in real cases : Sanghee Shin, Gaia3d (KR)
17:00-17:30Update on Smart Cities Activities : Peter Parslow, OGC Liaison to ISO/IEC SG1 WG 11, Smart Cities (Remote)
17:30Wrap up and close : Denise McKenzie, OGC
Wednesday, 26th September (09:00-12:00)
Time Session
MORNING:Sessions exploring real world location data sharing for:
  • Building and Infrastructure including 3D
  • Underground
  • Sensor Networks
  • Remote Sensing
  • Citizen Generated Data
The Integrated Digital Built Environment (IDBE) is joint initiative of the OGC and buildingSMART International (bSI). It seeks to increase interoperability between the geospatial and built environment domains, specifically through coordination of standards development activities of the OGC and bSI. Creating the digital twin and progressing this work is vital to the evolution of our understanding and development within the world’s Urban Environments. We invite all organisations and individuals interested in this area of work to be part of this activity to progress global interoperability.


Sanghee Shin



Jimmy Chou



Denise Mckenzie

Head of Outreach

George Percivall

Chief Engineer

Scott Simmons

Executive Director Standards Program

Trevor Taylor

Director, Member Services-Asia & the Americas


Registration for this event is free.

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Meeting Location:

460 Alexandra Road
07-01 PSA Building
Singapore, 119963
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