NETSOL Technologies has built a 3D map of Pakistan. Powered by WRLD, the geo-spatially accurate 3D version of the country is the first attempt of its kind and is expected to open a host of exciting opportunities owing to its vast number of implications.
NETSOL Technologies had recently introduced NXT, a COVID-aware smart workplace application that was designed to support companies looking to return safely to the office as well as more effectively manage their workforce on a global scale. Built using the same technology, the 3D version of Pakistan is essentially a “Digital Twin” of the country and has the potential to make the whole country “Smart” due to its potential of IoT integration.
Digital Twins are playing a critical role in driving digital transformation. By creating geo-spatially accurate visualizations of cities and a machine-readable layer that connects with IoT sensors, these Digital Twins can provide real-time actionable information and experience improvements for various stakeholders. These smart city experiences have the potential to uncover various IoT datasets such as waste disposal systems and energy management to manage and oversee these services in real-time, with the ability to enable relevant departments to automate and streamline their operations.
In addition to the above, private businesses and software developers can use this platform to build meaningful and relevant experiences for tier companies or for their own private ventures. Tourism, for example, can hugely benefit from this endeavor as the NETSOL team has handcrafted and built some of the most iconic landmarks of Pakistan.
The WRLD platform has enabled NETSOL to rapidly build a compelling experience for the citizens of the country. The platform has already been used to create smart building applications for a Fortune 100 enterprise and a major international airport.
“The big challenge with IoT is that there is a lot of data but very little insight. 99% of the data that is being gathered is in some dark place on cloud or hard drive and it’s not being utilized,” said Faizaan Ghauri, CEO WRLD. “The scale of devices and the sheer amount of connectivity happening on an hourly basis is what is powering all this. Whether it’s occupancy sensors or motion sensors, energy management systems, gen-sets, positioning systems, etc., these are all coming onto the grid. We have hundreds of thousands of devices becoming a part of the ecosystem on an hourly basis. In Pakistan, there are many big smart city initiatives taking off, the most recent of which was for a large-scale smart city project for Lahore. NETSOL’s 3D map of Pakistan has the potential to not only power all these initiatives, but also create immense value by making everyone a part of this ecosystem. From large corporations to private developers, everyone can become a part of this endeavour and turn Pakistan into the ‘Smartest’ country there is.”
It is hoped that this 3D map of Pakistan will help usher in a new wave of technological development in Pakistan which will reach the grassroots and make a difference in some of the most important sectors.
NETSOL Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTWK) is a worldwide provider of IT and enterprise software solutions primarily serving the global leasing and finance industry. The Company’s suite of applications is backed by 40 years of domain expertise and supported by a committed team of more than 1300 professionals placed in eight strategically located support and delivery centers throughout the world. NFS, LeasePak, LeaseSoft or NFS Ascent – help companies transform their Finance and Leasing operations, providing a fully automated asset-based finance solution covering the complete finance and leasing lifecycle.
The WRLD platform provides users with all the tools and services they need to build interactive, location-aware experiences for web, mobile, and virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR). With custom-built map design tools and cross-platform software development kits (SDKs), users can create beautiful, responsive and engaging apps. WRLD can help users visualize data in a completely unique way to not only interact with it but also acquire business value.
WRLD’s Digital Twins create a bridge between digital and physical worlds. The company has delivered and operationalized immersive experiences for some of the most storied Fortune 500 enterprises. WRLD 3D maps are built using high-quality geographic data so companies can create 3D visualizations, run simulations, and develop dynamic, location-based experiences and games. WRLD offers robust digital map-making power for developers to quickly create virtual worlds, smart buildings and more.