Helsinki's Digital Twin is a virtual overview of the city's environment, functionality, and changing situations. The Digital Twin is a combination of IT services, open data, and upkept information.
Using the digital twin, the smart city knows what is happening, where and when. An easier and more functional life, future predictions and preparing for unforeseen sitations are integral usecases. The digital twin provides the basis for more targeted services for citizens, furthers the city strategy's goals and supports innovation and research through data sharing.
Helsinki's 3D- city models are one integral part of the digital twin. The power of the city models as a part of the digital twin is created through combining information. Simulations and analyses increase knowledge, steering the city's behaviour and development based on the best information available.
Building the digital twin requires long-term cooperation within the city organization. The possibilities introduced by new technology, such as AI and game engines change the digital twin's technical body and usecases constantly. The city's digital twin, just as the real city, is never finished.