Esri working with Smart Dubai for smart city platform
Smart Dubai will use Esri’s technology for its smart city platform Dubai Pulse
Esri, a specialist in spatial analytics, announced today that Smart Dubai, the government agency leading Dubai’s smart city transformation, has signed an enterprise agreement (EA) providing ArcGIS technology to 44 entities across the government. Smart Dubai plans to use this technology for its smart city platform, called Dubai Pulse, to integrate and map data for better decision-making.
Dubai Pulse will use Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) technology—clubbed with data accumulated by the Dubai Data Establishment—to offer smart and secure services and tools including dashboards, mobile apps, and analytics capabilities. The platform compiles all government data in one place.
Dubai Pulse will empower the government of Dubai to identify issues such as traffic accident hot spots, increase citizen engagement in planning projects through the sharing of realistic 3D models, and assist with sustainability initiatives including solar energy generation.
“Dubai Pulse acts as a digital aggregator for all of Dubai’s data, allowing leaders and stakeholders in all sectors across Dubai to easily access impactful information and data to assist in everyday business planning and overall city management,” said Aisha Bin Bishr, director general of the Smart Dubai Office. “The platform is open for the public and private sector to contribute to and build, helping enhance the city’s ability to analyze data, expedite decision-making, and innovate accordingly.”
Smart Dubai is the government office in charge of the implementation of smart city initiatives across the emirate.
PTC and KPIT launch industrial IoT center in India
In related news, PTC and KPIT Technologies have announced the opening of a center of excellence (CoE) at KPIT’s campus located in Pune, India. Customers will be able to experience the industrial internet through solutions developed by KPIT and built on the ThingWorx Platform from PTC.
Through KPIT’s diagnostics stack and the software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications built on the ThingWorx industrial IoT platform from PTC, customers can connect and monitor remote assets, and interact with business applications.
“KPIT is building solutions aimed at providing value for discrete and process manufacturing industries and smart cities,” said Catherine Kniker, chief revenue officer, platform business, PTC. “Built on the ThingWorx platform, KPIT’s integrated customer-engaging applications for smart factories and asset management are designed to enable customers to accelerate their time to market in these industry settings.”
KPIT specializes in providing IT consulting and product engineering solutions and services to automotive, manufacturing, energy, utilities and life sciences companies.