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
ArcGIS: A Foundation for Digital Twins
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