Civil Engineering Surveyor journal – “DAFNI described as the beating heart of a Digital Twin”

Professor Jim Hall was interviewed in his Oxford University office by the editor of Civil Engineering Surveyor, the journal of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors, just before lockdown. In the article, Jim identifies how data is set to transform UK infrastructure and the journalist highlights how DAFNI has been described as “the beating heart of the National Digital Twin”. The three-page article also discusses what CICES members can do to get involved and Jim neatly explains DAFNI’s unique selling points: “The attractive part of DAFNI is its growing accumulation of models and workflows. You can put together datasets and execute model runs, and visualise the resulting outputs repeatedly. You’ve got a workflow which you can trace right back to the original data and know exactly where your results have come from.”

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22nd July 2020