Future City Pilot, Phase 2

As cities rely more and more on 3D geo-information in their processes and apply BIM paradigms for their information management approach, it will important that information flows in both directions between the geospatial systems (GIS) and the constructions systems (BIM). This requires data to be interoperable which in turn is dependent on using common and ideally open standards and specifications.
Future City Pilot, Phase 1, carried out in 2016-2017, demonstrated that the interoperability between CityGML and IFC works well in practice and showed clear benefits in three use cases: urban planning, social deprivation and flood modelling. However, a significant amount of manual intervention needed to be employed.
Phase 2 of the Future City Pilot is aimed at improving the automation in the flow of data as well as addressing a number of related interoperability challenges:
  • Comparing data conversion with data linking approaches
  • Looking at tools that consume both CityGML/geospatial data and BIM
  • Data structures that support the seamless integration of geospatial and BIM data
  • Indoor space, indoor navigation and using both CityGML and IFC data for navigation in IndoorGML (I'd leave this out but it could be included)
  • linking (real-time) sensor information with 3D City Models in CityGML
  • security models to protect the sensor readings, including Single-Sign On (SSO) methodologies to protect parts of the city model
  • understanding where and how we must capture location and time information: the ability to correlate location in different coordinate reference systems (CRS) such as local, regional, global and understand if, and how, the integrity of the location data has changed through that process (Survey4BIM use case)
  • Data linking to facilitate asset management over dispersed geographies
Future City Pilot, Phase 1 SUMMARY Watch the FCP1 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSQFIPwf2oM, ER’s can be found here: TODO
The OGC Innovation Program
The OGC Innovation Program provides a fast-paced setting for geospatial technology users and providers to work collaboratively in an agile development environment to develop, evolve, test, demonstrate and validate candidate geospatial standards under marketplace conditions. Such initiatives have proven to:
  • Reduce technology risk through accelerating development, testing and acceptance of interoperability standards with the refinement of standards and best practices
  • Expand the market and improve choice by encouraging industry adoption of new standards and best practices, ensuring market availability of interoperable solutions
  • Mobilize new technologies through providing participants with real world experience and a platform to innovate while driving early adoption of standards
  • Provide cost effective method for sponsors and participants to share expertise and development while gaining early marketplace insight and advantage
Sponsors of the Future City Pilot will accrue these benefits:
  • Assess and affect market direction based on sponsor’s needs
  • Visibility as global leader in information technology critical to smarter cities
  • Amplification of funding by multiple sponsors’ solving common/similar problems
  • Leveraging effort up to 3.5 times based on participant in-kind
  • Accelerated process - workable interface specifications in 4-6 months
  • Follow-on procurements using standards-based architecture proven in the pilot
  • Leading to safer and more efficient cities.
OGC Future City Pilot, Phase 2 Project
Milestones of the Future City Pilot, Phase 2 (dates may change)
  • Call for Sponsors – Press release announcing the pilot and seeking organizations to work with OGC in considering sponsoring the pilot. (Complete, October 2017)
  • Call for Participants – Initial pilot architecture as approved by the Sponsors and directions on how to propose are publicly announced (8 January 2017)
  • Proposals due to OGC (19 February, 45 days after 8 January)
  • Participant selection – Proposals to the CFP are evaluated by OGC staff with recommended selection confirmed by the Sponsors (March 2018)
  • Pilot execution – Beginning with a kickoff workshop (April) and ending in demonstrations, the development effort by the participants using online collaboration methods.
  • Demonstrations – Demonstrations of new capabilities in several cities with scenario and data based on the city using a common architecture. (Oct-Nov ’18)
  • Production and publication of engineering reports, best practices, draft specifications and change requests. (December 2018)
  • Follow-on standards development in the OGC Standards Program
There are three main deliverables of an OGC pilot:
  • Testing of running software from several organizations to insure interoperability of the independently developed implementations based on open standards;
  • Demonstration of policy oriented scenarios with the deployed code. These scenarios show the previously unavailable capability from a non-technical point of view.
  • Documentation of the results of the architecture, testing and demonstration. The reports then become the basis of procurement activities of the operational system.
Scope of the pilot as currently planned will include demonstration of a common architecture and data model in multiple cities. The number of cities will depend upon the Sponsors.
Interested to sponsor this initiative? Please contact Bart De Lathouwer, Director of OGC’s Innovation Program
bdelathouwer [at] opengeospatial.org