Using CityGML to deploy smart-city services for urban ecosystems

Federico Prandi, Raffaele De Amicis, Marco Soave, Stefano Piffer, Scott W Cadzow, Elisa Gonzalez Boix, Ellie D'Hondt

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The rapid technological evolution, which is characterizing all the disciplines involved within the wide concept of smart cities, becomes a key factor to trigger true user-driven innovation. In this context 3D city models will play an increasingly important role in our daily lives and become an essential part of the modern city information infrastructure (Spatial Data Infrastructure). The goal of this paper is to introduce the i-SCOPE (interoperable Smart City services through an Open Platform for urban Ecosystems) project methodology and implementations together with key technologies and open standards. Based on interoperable 3D CityGML UIMs, the aim of i-Scope is to deliver an open platform on top of which it possible to develop, within different domains, various 'smart city' services.
Moreover, in i-SCOPE different issues, transcending the mere technological domain, are being tackled, including aspects dealing with social and environmental issues. Indeed several tasks including citizen awareness, crowd source and voluntary based data collection as well as privacy issue concerning involved people should be considered.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-92
Number of pages6
JournalInt. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci.
Issue numberXL-4/W1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event29th Urban Data Management Symposium - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 29 May 201331 May 2013


  • CityGML
  • 3D Portrayal Services
  • Visualization
  • Smart-Cities
  • Crowdsourcing


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