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Special Interest Groups

Spatial Digital Twins

Spatial digital twins are rapidly emerging as a powerful tool for managing complex physical systems in the digital world. With their ability to provide an accurate and up-to-date representation of physical spaces, digital twins are transforming the way we design, operate and manage a wide range of systems, from smart cities and transportation networks to manufacturing facilities and building complexes. As the technology continues to evolve, spatial digital twins have the potential to transform how we interact with and understand the world around us.

The Spatial Digital Twin Special Interest Group (SDT-SIG) was established by SSSI in July 2020, chaired by Wayne Patterson. As we transition to the Geospatial Council of Australia, we will continue the important work of this group, so keep an eye on this space!

The SDT-SIG aims to:

  • Encourage and promote the advancement of digital twin knowledge
  • Establish the Geospatial Council as an effective, trusted and well recognised organisation and hub for geospatial sciences and other Digital Twin experts in Australia
  • Facilitate inclusive and collaborative partnerships – locally, nationally and globally
  • Foster and strengthen information sharing among SDT-SIG members, and with government, community, industry and private sectors
  • Enable access to information collected and shared by participants including knowledge of what information exists, and how and where to find it.
Spatial digital twins

Industry Survey

In 2022, the Spatial Digital Twin group undertook a survey of the geospatial industry on standards for spatial digital twins.

SSSI Digital Twins SIG_2022 Standards Survey Report