Autodesk to map Vancouver as Digital City

Autodesk announced today that it has designated Vancouver as the third pilot city of its Digital Cities initiative.

A Digital City provides a way for the public, city government, construction and business communities to combine mapping, building, civil engineering, and utility information into an accurate city model that can be used to simulate the future impact of decisions at a city-wide scale. Autodesk previously announced two other pilot cities in its Digital Cities program: Salzburg, Austria and Incheon, Korea.

Digital City technology uses 3D mapping and design software to aid sustainability efforts and prepare for future development. As Vancouver moves forward in its planning and construction, Digital City solutions will allow the public, city government, construction and business communities to combine mapping, building, civil engineering and utility information into an accurate city model to simulate the future impact of these decisions.

The City of Vancouver will be working with Autodesk to develop and deliver technologies that can best meet the needs of Vancouver’s citizens and build on the City’s existing resources like VanMap, a web-based map system that pulls together information and data from a variety of sources including street names, property lines, zoning information, and locations of sewer and water mains.