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Very good to hear from you. I did just have a conversation about the positioning of Digital Twins in RDA. I’m adding Justin Buck and Connie Clare for awareness to connect these conversations. It might be interesting to hold a broader discussion and determine possible interest.
If it makes sense…and I’m not sure I’m the right person to navigate this…I’d be open to Digital Twins that feel aligned to the Earth, space/planetary, environmental sciences to have a home with that Community of Practice (CoP). But that might not be their primary alignment. It may be better for there to be more of a twins home where those concerns can be supported.
Best regards,
Shelley Stall
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From: jeansoulin via Geospatial IG
Date: Sunday, April 16, 2023 at 5:57 AM
To: ***@***.***
Subject: Re: [rda-geospatial-ig] RDA Geospatial IG – Update
Hello, I got your previous email because I am a Geospatial IG (much too
silent) member.
I wonder if and where I could best fit in, with my project to build a
“digital twin” of the (Western European) rail network with the idea that
“the digital twin has memories, too”. You may see WERMA project here:
The technology is based on the geocoding of stations, or major railway
works, to provide direct online access to Internet data related to this
same place. It’s easy with Wikipedia pages. Work is underway to collect
as much VGI (volunteered geographic information) as possible, in
particular heritage data.
If you have any advice, I would be delighted.

Robert Jeansoulin PhD. (ENSEEIHT-1974)
retired DR-CNRS. Univ.Gustave Eiffel (ex. U.Marne-La-Vallée/UPEM)
(nb: robert.jeansoulin at has been hacked. Beware!)

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