We told you HERE in January 2022 that the regional development corporation, Orlando Economic Partnership (Website), had hired a firm to develop a “digital twin” for the City of Orlando, and as of this morning, that twin is already out in the world.
Digital Twins are essentially digital models that allow people to immerse themselves in a virtual copy of a real-world environment and they’re already in use by groups like the military, NASA, Disney World, BRIDG, and Anheuser-Busch InBev.
Orlando’s digital twin maps 800 square miles of the Orlando region and recreates 40 square miles in high fidelity, including Orange, Seminole, and Osceola counties. It incorporates various data sets from multiple sources and will be used as a key economic development tool that highlights available real estate, industries, infrastructure, connectivity, and talent availability.
The project is expected to cost between $1-2 million.