Digital City: An Urban Perspective on Digital Earth [chapter]

Davina Jackson, Richard Simpson
2019 Manual of Digital Earth  
Digital Earth and many other satellite and semiconductor-enabled cartography advances imply the need for a globally useful schema for more scientific and eco-ethical management of cities. How should we plan an internationally cohesive and locally effective system for understanding and managing urban stocks and flows around our planet? The answer to this question depends on new systems for managing geodata to underpin increasingly automated systems for evidence-based decision making. The current
more » ... concept of Digital Earth as a "self-aware nervous system" is being advanced by urban proto-projects that are supported or followed by globally applicable initiatives including Singapore's new Geospatial Masterplan, the International Standards Organization's City Standards, Denmark's Open Public Life Data Protocol, and the City-GML data model. These recent ventures are progressing a movement that extends far beyond the 1990s concepts of "smart cities" enabled by wireless telecommunications. In the Digital Earth science paradigm, cities must simulate their key situations and scenarios and analyze Earth observation data obtained via satellite-enabled devices that remotely detect and interpret all the light and radio waves of the electromagnetic spectrum.
doi:10.1007/978-981-32-9915-3_16 fatcat:ihscyf22dra3jeve6ls77lghfe