Speakers Bio & Abstract

Carsten Roensdorf Head of Advisory Services
Ordnance Survey

BiographyCarsten is a geospatial data experts focusing on value creation from data. He led numerous projects in Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia and is advancing data interoperability based on Open Geospatial Consortium standards and insights.Abstract Underground infrastructure - Mapping what you cannot seeUnderground infrastructure, such as utilities, tunnels, underground buildings and other facilities is critical to the operation of cities. It presents a particular data and interoperability challenge because its location and condition is normally hidden by soil, pavement and other structures. Particularly in inner cities and transport hubs, underground infrastructure tends to be very dense and accurate, three-dimensional geospatial information about the location, nature, condition and relationships of these assets is often limited. The Open Geospatial Consortium with support from Ordnance Survey, Fund for the City of New York, the Singapore Land Authority and others conducted a Concept Development Study to define challenges and solutions in this field of underground infrastructure. Covering use cases, architecture, standards, benefits and ROI considerations this topic spans the a variety of sectors from government, utilities, transport operators, research organisations to service providers. Practical experience from a survey and data integration project will be presented. Listeners will learn how underground assets can be brought to life to minimize service breakdowns, improve asset utilisation and mitigate the impact of disasters.