Over the past decade, there has been a rapid advance in technology, which has led to the evolution of the digital twin. Within the AEC sector, early adopters are bringing together GIS and BIM, representing proposed 3D projects within the environment in which they will be built.
Esri has been creating digital twins in some form since 1969. In the early days, they were more 2D digital representations of the natural and built environment. Today, we are creating 3D visualisations and along with the rise of BIM, smart sensors and IoT, these are now living, breathing information models………………..