A framework to create and integrate digital twins
Our world is transforming and rapidly becoming digital. Digital twins are abstracting and modeling everything. They improve business processes, reduce risk, optimize operational efficiencies, and enhance decision-making with automation to predict outcomes. Digital twins provide greater context to solve business challenges by creating relationships and streamlining workflows. Geographic information system (GIS) technology is foundational for any digital twin. Esri's geospatial technology interconnects information, systems, models, and behaviors with spatial context, creating holistic digital representations of environments, assets, networks, and cities.
What is a digital twin?
A digital twin is a virtual representation of the real world, including physical objects, processes, relationships, and behaviors. GIS creates digital twins of the natural and built environments and uniquely integrates many types of digital models.
Geospatial technology connects different types of data and systems to create a single view that can be accessed throughout the complete project life cycle. GIS enhances data capture and integration, enables better real-time visualization, provides advanced analysis and automation of future predictions, and allows for information sharing and collaboration.
Elements of a digital twin
Supporting our world’s development
Smart Communities and Smart Cities
Esri is the leader in spatial thinking and pioneers the technology that helps governments build smart communities.
GIS technology supplies geospatial tools and data that support sustainability missions, so you can meet global goals faster.
Most organizations and industries are transforming business practices by tapping into a critical dimension of data—location.
Location intelligence—powered by GIS, magnified by machine learning, and used in real time—is transforming industries.
Internet of Things
Businesses are improving performance, decision readiness, and scalability by infusing IoT data with location analytics.
Organizations utilize location analytics to solve business problems, uncover opportunities, and gain a competitive advantage.
ArcGIS: A Foundation for Digital Twins
Get answers to frequently asked questions about GIS in digital twin strategy and insights into optimizing geospatial digital twins using ArcGIS.
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