We have contributed our Augmented Reality expertise to Future Cities Laboratory’s Digital Underground showcase presented at the Urban Lab exhibition ‘Underground: Singapore’s Next Frontier’, organized by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA).
The Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) was established by ETH-Zurich and Singapore’s National Research Foundation (NRF), and operates under the auspices of the Singapore-ETH Centre. Digital Underground, a collaboration between Singapore-ETH Centre, Singapore Land Authority and the Geomatics Unit of the City of Zurich, aims to develop a roadmap for the 3D mapping of existing and future utility networks in Singapore.
Seeing the unseen
Visitors experience seeing the unseen by using an app running on an iPad. Existing and future utility networks in Singapore are mapped in 3D. An accurate 3D digital map of the utility network and underground components will help planners to understand these dense and complex networks. Such a digital map could also shed light on the management of the utility networks such as their ownership and operation, in order to ensure legal compliance, efficiency, and resilience of these systems.