Manchester City Council is offering an exciting opportunity to explore ways of visualising city information to solve city problems.
The work is part of the Triangulum project, an EC funded H2020 project. Triangulum is focused on replicable smart city solutions and frameworks relating to sustainable energy, mobility, and ICT, with a range of low carbon technologies in the Oxford Road Corridor. The Oxford Road Corridor is an Innovation District, south of Manchester city centre, running the length of Oxford Road from St Peter's Square to Whitworth Park. It one of the busiest bus routes in Europe and home to two universities, a major hospital and numbers other enterprises including a science park.
Phase 1 - CityGML Visualisation
In partnership with the OGC and Ordnance Survey, the city is sponsoring a challenge to visualise a range of Manchester-based datasets and data feeds built on CityGML, an open data model and XML-based format for the storage and exchange of virtual 3D city models.
This phase of the challenge is aimed at organisations with expertise and experience in geospatial data. The objective is to configure visualisation software tools to support the capabilities of version 3 of CityGML, including dynamic data feeds from a range of sensors. The resulting tools and visualisation environment are to be made openly available for one year for wider pre-commercial experimentation and innovation purposes. The winner of the challenge will benefit from:
- A £5,000 cash prize.
- Showcasing of the tool at subsequent OGC technical meetings.
- Recognition from having their tool used as a key resource for the Phase 2 of this challenge.
- 7 August and 5 September – Webinars to explain the available data resources for the challenge
- 1 October – Submissions complete
- 24 October - CityGML Challenge Judging and Award Ceremony in person in Manchester with winner to be selected on this day
- 18 November - OGC TC/PC Meetings in France (opportunity for the winner to present in the Opening Plenary)
For more information and registration: www.opengeospatial.org/CityGMLChallenge
Phase 2 – Manchester’s Innovation Challenge
Triangulum and Ordnance Survey will host an innovation camp in Manchester 27/28th November 2019 to encourage Manchester groups, start-ups and SMEs to exploit the visualisation tool and the data resources to incubate innovative applications, focused on energy and mobility use-cases. AR and VR equipment will be available. The innovation camp will cover:
- Problem definition and exploration
- Team formation
- Solution design and iteration
- Proposal presentation and judging
The winning innovations will be ideally positioned to respond to the Geovation geotech and proptech accelerator calls to be run in early 2020 as well as support from the Ordnance Survey Geovation Team.
- 27-28 November – Triangulum Innovation Challenge, Bright Building, Manchester
Registration will be via Eventbrite (to be released).
Triangulum is focused on replicable smart city solutions and frameworks relating to sustainable energy, mobility, and ICT. A range of low-carbon technologies have been implemented in the Oxford Road Corridor. The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme grant agreement number 646578. www.triangulum-project.eu
About Ordnance Survey
Ordnance Survey (OS) is the national mapping agency for Great Britain, and a world-leading geospatial data and technology organisation. As a reliable partner to government, business and citizens across Britain and the world, OS helps its customers in virtually all sectors improve quality of life. OS expertise and data supports efficient public services and infrastructure, new technologies in transport and communications, national security and emergency services and exploring the great outdoors. By being at the forefront of geospatial capability for more than 225 years, it has built a reputation as the world’s most inspiring and trusted geospatial partner. www.os.uk
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is an international consortium of more than 525 companies, government agencies, research organisations and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly-available geospatial standards. OGC standards support interoperable solutions that ‘geo-enable’ the Web, wireless and location-based services, and mainstream IT. OGC standards empower technology developers to make geospatial information and services accessible and useful within any application that needs to be geospatially enabled. www.opengeospatial.org.
The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme grant agreement number 646578. www.triangulum-project.eu