Twinning technology and GIS mapping software from OnePlan will help organisers of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024 take an interactive and collaborative approach to planning in real-time.
The Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024 will use digital twin and geographic information systems (GIS) mapping software to help plan events.
The committee will use the Venue Twin platform from UK start-up OnePlan, which enables organisations to take an interactive and collaborative approach to planning events and venues in real-time. It also hopes that use of the technology will leave a legacy of smart planning for future global events in France.
OnePlan said it has created a collaborative way to visually plan live events and venues, indoor and outdoor, allowing event organisers, venue operators and commercial teams to work together in “one plan”.
Its intelligent tools instantly show area space and capacity sizes and allow the venues to be seen at any angle, in any light, in any weather condition and at any time. Venue Twin can anticipate every texture and lighting effect in a venue, even reflections. It can also simulate audio in any venue.
“This will be an Olympic and Paralympic Games powered by innovation. We will be able to leave a new way of organising events helped by technology”
Placement of infrastructure such as barriers and fencing, vehicles, teams and volunteers can be positioned in one central plan using GIS mapping. Event planners, partners and suppliers can work together in real-time, to plan ahead for any scenario, reducing risk at venues and their surrounding areas.
The tools also allow event organisers to better support disabled people through improved visualisation and planning for spectators requiring assistance. OnePlan incorporates 2D, HD, aerial and satellite maps, and allows users to integrate existing computer-aided design (CAD) files.
OnePlan will be used by the Paris 2024 Organising Committee plus stakeholders including those providing services in areas such as transport and broadcasting. For example, the host broadcaster can use the technology to define camera positions and specific shots to instantly see how the Olympic and Paralympics Games Paris 2024 will seen by an estimated four billion global viewers. Use of the platform across the games also reduces the need for site visits for stakeholders, cutting CO2 emissions.
“This will be an Olympic and Paralympic Games powered by innovation,” said Tony Estanguet, president of Paris 2024. “The way in which we use technology is evolving, and our partnership with OnePlan will facilitate the work of our teams and our entire ecosystem. We will be able to leave a new way of organising events helped by technology.”
Venue Twins of Stade de France (track and field) and Concorde have already been created to collaboratively identify and test potential use cases for optimal planning. Expansion of the use of OnePlan and Venue Twin will then span across almost every venue of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
“Paris 2024 will be a landmark Olympic and Paralympic Games, driven by innovation and sustainability. Our collaborative, easy-to-use software will streamline the planning of all event and venue operations before and during the Games,” said OnePlan founder and CEO Paul Foster. “Why is quality and hyper realism so important? From anywhere in the world, users can feel like they are actually in the venues, walking the routes, hearing and seeing the environment as it will be during the games.”
“Our collaborative, easy-to-use software will streamline the planning of all event and venue operations before and during the games”
OnePlan claims its software is used by more than 8,000 events and venues worldwide and customers include international sports federations, teams from the NBA and Premier League, major music festivals, motor races, local events and more.
The Organising Committee for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games (Paris 2024) has the task of planning for, organising, financing and delivering the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris in 2024 in accordance with the host city contract signed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF) and the City of Paris.