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Dassault Systèmes and SuperMap Software announce partnership for smart city collaboration

Dassault Systèmes and SuperMap Software announce partnership for smart city collaboration

June 5, 2019 — Dassault Systèmes and SuperMap Software, a geographic information system (GIS) software and services company, announced their intent to jointly engage on platform-driven projects for construction, cities and territories in global markets by combining their respective expertise and creating new guidelines for information exchange in these domains. 

Under the terms of this memorandum of understanding, the two industry leaders plan to leverage Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform, and SuperMap’s GIS software and application platform to define new experiences for customers.  They aim to promote the use of big data and artificial intelligence for smart operations and collaborative innovation to transform construction, cities and territories in global markets, starting with China, one of the world’s largest adopters of building information modeling (BIM).  

In addition to this co-engagement, the companies plan to improve the exchange of their respective GIS and PLM publication data. The integration of 3DEXPERIENCity solutions powered by the 3DEXPERIENCE platform for modeling and simulating construction, cities and territories with SuperMap’s land mapping technologies will offer BIM innovation to model and simulate experiences for efficient decision-making during the entire lifecycle of buildings, railway networks, roads, highways, mobility hubs and other infrastructure.  

The announcement was made in the context of evolving demographic trends and continuous investment in transportation infrastructure. According to the United Nations, 66% of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2050. By 2025, China will have 221 cities with one million plus inhabitants. Worldwide, an estimated $1.4 trillion will be spent per year in the next decade on transportation infrastructure.

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