Discovery of Digital Twins for Built Environments

CAN/DGSI 106-1: Part 1

What this Standard Covers

Digital twins are context-rich digital representations of buildings and communities that combine real-time information from IT systems, IoT sensors and third-party data sources. With two-thirds of the global population projected to live in cities by 2050, they are becoming vital planning tools, and the market for them is expected to grow to almost $36 billion (U.S.) by 2025.

The CAN/DGSI 106 series of Standards specifies minimum requirements for the discovery and management activities for context-rich, digital representations of built environments (i.e., digital twin).

The following are within the scope of CAN/DGSI 106-1:

  • Acquiring, collection, and organization of information and data on different subsystems and protocols used to discover and define built environments.
  • Acquiring data, documentation, and maintenance of a master set of relevant location mappings of a given built environment, including the association of physical assets to a specific location.

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Date posted: 2023-11-07
Comments due by: 2024-01-15

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