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OnePlan and Cesium Delivering Geospatial for Events

With Cesium, OnePlan is offering comprehensive planning tools to event organizers. The Official Supporter of GIS Mapping and Digital Twin Software for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024, OnePlan has supported more than 8,000 events in over 100 countries. The Formula 1 British Grand Prix, the Triathlon Federation, FIBA, and numerous other sport federations have used OnePlan.

Traffic plans in OnePlan

OnePlan allows organizers to plan all the logistics for their event in a CesiumJS app.

The strength of OnePlan’s software is offering a single event planning solution, built on CesiumJS. Starting with a view of the venue, organizers build out their plan for the event, including the logistics of infrastructure, crowd management, security, marketing, and ticketing. 

Once the plan is developed, they can analyze and export the plan for vendors, staff, and volunteers. By consolidating the planning into a single, virtual tool, OnePlan provides better collaboration between teams for safer, better organized events.

Event planning in CesiumJS

Up-to-date high resolution imagery, from satellite data or Nearmap, gives event organizers a clear canvas to begin planning the traffic flow and infrastructure needed at an event.

Building a plan

Users create their entire event plan through a CesiumJS view. They begin with high resolution imagery of the site, giving them an accurate picture of the venue. They can then build out their plans for the site by importing CAD models of the venue, including for multi-story buildings. With the existing infrastructure in place, organizers add on plans for the event by drawing perimeters and adding drag and drop structures such as picnic tables or icons for common resources like restrooms or lost and found.

Stadium floorplans in OnePlan

Event organizers can import CAD models of the venue and drag and drop furniture, signage, and icons to create a detailed plan for hosting the event.

With these visual tools, organizers can plan for needed infrastructure, such as tents and portable restrooms, for crowd control by placing fencing and barriers, and for traffic management by placing temporary traffic signals and arranging parking spaces. OnePlan’s capacity calculators help plan for appropriate crowds, and their analytics tools will calculate the number of barriers needed based on a user-defined area.

With capacity calculators, users can select an area and crowd density to calculate how many visitors can be permitted in the area.

Users can also enter metadata for each item placed on the map, such as vendor name, cost, power details, and in-and-out date, as well as a what3words location, tied to a 3 meter square that provides more precise location information than an address.

what3words location and other metadata in OnePlan

Objects placed in OnePlan can be tied to metadata, including a what3words location. 

OnePlan also supports multiple time stamps so users can plan for each stage of an event. 

From plan to implementation

OnePlan’s tools are designed for sharing. The software will calculate the number of barriers needed on a drawn perimeter, furniture pieces to be ordered, or staff expected on site. Those and other calculations can be exported to create a Bill of Quantities or a report for each participating vendor.

OnePlan uses what3words for geocoding, allowing more precise output from an event design so it’s easier to set up the event accurately.

Traffic routes and parking spots in OnePlan

Laying out traffic routes and parking spots in OnePlan.

OnePlan is just one of many organizations building digital twins with Cesium. See how Cesium is being used to create digital twins in a broad range of industries.