Dublin’s First 3D City Data Hackathon Sets the Challenge to find New Public Uses for Existing Data

Can data be used to Shape the Future of the City?

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At Dublin’s first 3D City Data Hackathon competitors will be set the challenge of delivering new solutions, applications and services to help shape the future of Dublin and deliver public good to all those who live, work and visit the city.

The Hackathon is taking place from 10-12th May 2019 in Autodesk EMEA HQ, 1 Windmill Lane, Docklands and will focus on finding innovative new uses for existing data.

Organised by Dublin City Council (via the Smart Docklands Programme) and the Grangegorman Development Agency (GDA), the Hackathon is for everyone with an interest in 3D data and the built environment, from those working with BIM (Building Information Modelling) to App and Game Developers, and Urban Planners. Speaking about the event, the Chief Executive of the Grangegorman Development Agency, Ger Casey said,

“We are gathering more and more digital information about the developing city quarter in Grangegorman. Events such as this hackathon will ensure we gather the right information to develop the future potential of the quarter for the benefit of all of its users. We are delighted to be a part of the first of its kind in Ireland.”

The GDA will be making the BIM models of the Greenway Hub building in Grangegorman available as part of the event. This was the first new TU Dublin building constructed as part of the Grangegorman project. These IFC models have been classified by Invicara’s BIM-classify tool, this well-structured information will better facilitate app and software developers to find secondary uses for the data outside the original design, construction, and operation. The goal for the GDA is to have a better understanding of the usefulness of the information outside its original purpose and to make this information available as Opendata.

Registration for this exciting event can be done as an inter-disciplinary team with up to 6 team members or just as an individual. Registration must be completed by noon on Friday, 26th April by going to https://3ddatahack.ie/. Winning teams will be scored on the novelty of their idea, alignment with the challenge areas, viability and commercial and social impact.