With geospatial imaging and mapping major Genesys International Corporation initiating an aerial survey of Jaipur as part of the project for creating a 3D model of the city, Om Hemrajani, Principal, Genesys, expects other smart cities to follow suit once the concept proves a success in the Rajasthan capital.

Jaipur is the first city in India to use 3D modelling for better planing and development. Earlier this year, RajCOMP Info Services (RISL), a Government of Rajasthan undertaking, awarded the ₹189-crore contract to the system integrator Aurionpro Solutions, which is planning to deploy Dassault’s 3DEXPERIENCE platform to create the 3D solution.

Aurionpro has contracted Genesys to create realistic 3D models of each structure in the Jaipur Development Authority to further integrate it with Dassault’s platform. Genesys has deployed around 500 people for executing the project covering 3,000 sq km spread around three census towns (Jaipur, Bagru and Chomu).

Role of Genesys

“Genesys’ job is to create a model of 1 million structures in 3D as is, including building facades,” Hemrajani said.

For this, he added, the company is using Leica CityMapper, a hybrid airborne sensor combining oblique and nadir imaging and LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) system, attached to an aircraft, as well as LiDAR-equipped vehicles and men carrying backpacks with LiDAR sensors as some of the areas of the city can only be accessed on foot.

Hemrajani believes that once the Jaipur project is completed, all other smart cities will consider rolling out tender for 3D modelling.

“All are awaiting for the results of Jaipur,” he said adding that it could be a ₹15,000-20,000 crore opportunity over the next 5-10 years.