iNicosia Digital Twin Services

3D Reconstruction

3D Reconstruction of an area, individual building or smaller scale objects using Laser Scanning and Terrestrial and Aerial Photogrammetry processes

Data Visualization

Data visualization of IOT connected devices and sensors – augmentation of generated 3D models through dynamic and static data and metadata


Capability to run a series of simulation on the generated models, including crowd, traffic weather, light and more

Cultural Heritage

Heritage site capture and documentation

Media Production

Media production capabilities including walkthrough videos, presentation videos and other visual documentation

Interactive Geospatial Models

Generation of Interactive models for wide range of applications

What is iNicosia Digital Twin?

The iNicosia project is a digital twin of the city of Nicosia that consists of an “accurate” (as necessary) 3D model of the city, with representations of actual buildings and monuments (e.g., the walls and the old city), the road network, parking places, various metadata about the environment, possibly traffic lights and their state, street lights, the power grid/water network, vegetation, etc. Such a model would have minimum usability without the inclusion of real-world data; rich time-series data will be collected by various sensors (camera feeds, thermal/humidity/motion sensors, etc.) placed around the city of Nicosia, government open data portal and other private or public initiatives. These data will be geolocated and timestamped, collected, associated and stored alongside the digital twin.


Nicosia is the last divided capital in the world. This gives the potential to the iNicosia project to play a central role in the reunification of the city! Currently the city is divided by a large buffer zone into two parts with different policies and urban developments that happened over the past 47 years. Such a project can help people reunite the city more gracefully by testing and exchanging ideas. Moreover, with the current political status, the two communities can collaborate on other projects, educate each other and exchange stories and ideas.

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Meet the Team

iNicosia Digital Twin Team

Panayiotis Charalambous

Research Lead

Kyriacos Larmos

Project Manager

Andreas Lernis

Digital Artist

Tereza Kourra

Digital Artist

Marios Pafitis

Software Developer
iNicosia 3D Model is constantly updated with the new reconstructed areas

Interactive iNicosia 3D Reconstruction Progress

Interactive iNicosia 3D Reconstruction Progress

iNicosia 3D Model is constantly updated with the new reconstructed areas

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    This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 739578

    This project has received funding from the Government of the Republic of Cyprus through the Deputy Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy.