As urban growth continues to surge, the cities and nations ecosystem will become increasingly important. According to the United Nations, 55% of the global population currently lives in cities. By 2050, that number is forecast to reach 68% with an additional 2.5 billion urban residents. This population growth will create even more challenges for the world’s cities and nations to serve and protect their citizens, infrastructure and economy.
Hexagon is uniquely positioned to help governments and essential service providers efficiently ensure public safety and administration; manage transportation, utilities and communication infrastructure; digitally map geography and physical property; and integrate resiliency into industrial and commercial assets to ensure our cities and nations remain sustainable.
Sustaining a better quality of life
Everybody wants the best quality of life possible. Enhancing every aspect of our daily human existence at a global scale — whether eliminating standstill traffic or ensuring one’s safety — is one of the world’s great challenges that can only be met by putting data and human ingenuity to work.
While government agencies and service providers ensure safety, resiliency, efficient operations and economic vitality for their citizens, they must also consider how consumption of resources and creation of waste affects the environment. For example, while cities occupy only 3% of the earth’s surface, they account for up to 80% of energy consumption, global waste and carbon emissions.
The 2020 global pandemic revealed just how vulnerable our cities are – over 90% of COVID-19 cases occurred in urban areas. Many of our largest cities are also more vulnerable to climate change and natural disasters due to their location and high population density, so ensuring resiliency is crucial to avoid human, social and economic loss.
Hexagon takes smart cities one step further by delivering digital reality solutions that help cities and nations improve safety, infrastructure and services for better quality of life and a decrease in our environmental impact.
Empowering digital cities and nations
Hexagon’s unique mix of sensors, geospatial data, location intelligence and solution-specific software modernises the systems and processes required for cities and nations to solve complex challenges and ensure resiliency — from operational efficiency and service reliability to safety and sustainability.
Hexagon’s solutions are reliable, scalable and interoperable to help cities and nations become more agile, mitigate risk and optimise systems while reducing their operating cost. From the operations centre to the field, on premise or in cloud, we move beyond smart city solutions to help city departments and national agencies achieve better situational awareness and make more informed decisions.