CeBIT 2017: No smart city without smart geo-services

Heidelberg, March 6th, 2017: From March 20th to 24th, the SMART CITY Forum at CeBIT in Hanover will be presenting new ideas, approaches and solutions for digitization in urban settings. Heidelberg Mobil International GmbH and HeiGIT, experts in geoinformation technology, will be demonstrating at their joint booth the significance of innovative geoinformation technology and dynamic indoor/outdoor maps and how varied the application possibilities are.

Digital transformation of cities and communities is a big issue which poses many challenges. Accompanying this process and at the same time promoting the implementation of EU climate protection targets is the goal of the SMART CITY Forum, whose ten co-exhibitors at CeBIT 2017 want to demonstrate new methods. Network partner and software company Heidelberg Mobil has already been at the forefront of this since 1998, contributing to unrestricted mobility and orientation in urban settings with its Deep MapTM technology. Managing director Dr. Matthias Jöst: “Geoinformation provides essential insights into the development of new city concepts. If urban planners, communities and service providers want to intelligently interpret and efficiently use the large amounts of dynamic data generated by sensors, social media or crowdsourcing, this user and system data must be studied in a spatial and temporal context.”

Routing and navigation services, innovative booking and mobility solutions, location-specific information, context-based reporting and informed usage analyses

Smart geo services not only enhance digital cities with seamless indoor/outdoor navigation which offers residents and visitors a dynamic route display in 3D. Occupancy and reservation systems for rooms, car-sharing vehicles, seats or parking spaces also access spatial information. Context and location-based services provide information about special offers nearby, suitable bus connections or other location-specific information. For city planners and service providers, knowledge about utilization is also essential: Which areas or bike paths are chronically overloaded, where do rental properties have the longest periods of vacancy? Context-based reporting uses location recording and tracking to provide precise analyses of the flow of people, vehicles or properties, visualized through point clouds and heatmaps. 

At CeBIT 2017, the experts from Heidelberg Mobil and HeiGIT will be presenting their complementary Geo-IT portfolio together for the first time.