Mos ID and the Digital Double of Moscow are the winners of the Digital Peaks - 2021 award

Mos ID and the Digital Double of Moscow are the winners of the Digital Peaks - 2021 award
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160 Moscow projects took part in the competition.

Winners of the Digital Peaks - 2021 award were announced within the framework of the Gaidar Forum. The Mos ID unified city identifier won in the Best Public Service nomination and the Digital Double of Moscow — in the Best IT Solution For a Smart City nomination.

160 Moscow projects took part in the competition. Experts assessed not only their technological characteristics, including the volume and quality of data sets used for training models, the solution’s architecture but the social-and-economic effect of implementation and regulatory support as well.

“The capital is the flagship of the Russian IT industry development, and the last two years saw an impetus for more powerful development of digital services and creation of new promising projects. Moscow both retains expertise in the field of digitalization and is ready to share experience in implementing IT solutions to improve the quality of life and management efficiency in other cities,” said Eduard Lysenko, Moscow Government Minister, Head of the Moscow Department of Information Technology. 

The best public service

A single identifier Mos ID is a universal key to all city services. It provides the login and password of the account on the portal. Thanks to the unified identification system, Muscovites do not have to remember the login details for each individual city resource. In addition, the information filled in the profile on becomes available when applying to other resources, if requested by the user. For example, information about the registration address helps Muscovites get access to electronic public discussions in the Active Citizen project, and car data allows one to automatically display information about fines and the possibility of paying them in the Public Services of Moscow and My Moscow mobile applications.

Residents can use the Mos ID as a single identifier to have access to more than 150 resources. Among them are Our City, Discover Moscow portals, investment portal, suppliers portal, as well as mobile applications, some commercial services (Moscow City Telephone Network, Russpass) and universities. About a million citizens use Mos daily. 14.5 million people have accounts on

The best IT solution for a smart city

The Digital Double of Moscow is a project based on a photogrammetric 3D model of the city and an archive of Moscow streets panoramas, including models of buildings and structures. The resource makes it is possible to analyze and model processes, schedule urban planning solutions and manage urban economy.

The unified capital’s management platform allows one to make balanced decisions in the field of urban planning, security, transport and ecology, as well as in other sectors of the urban economy based on large bulk data obtained in real time. This gives the advantages of planning development, designing new metro stations, social and residential facilities, comprehensive development of industrial zones taking into account various parameters, including legal restrictions. Moreover, the information models of capital construction projects will be available in the digital double — this will facilitate simulation modeling, tracking the projects construction progress and showing how they are integrated into the urban environment.

Currently, provision of access to the digital double for all residents using the portal is in the process of completion. The first part of the digital double will be published this year — an exact digital 3D copy of the territory of the Zelenograd Administrative District. This digital model will give Muscovites an opportunity to study the terrain and the entire infrastructure in detail, plan a route taking into account barrier-free environment for limited mobility people, learn about plans for landscaping and development in their area, and consider in detail surroundings of houses when moving to a new place of residence. The three-dimensional map will be constantly updated with detailed characteristics of each building, panoramas and information concerning various infrastructure facilities. The future functionality of the platform will allow residents to see the planned changes and study favorable areas for living.

In 2020, the project was awarded for High Merit award of the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP), and became the winner of the TAdviser IT-PRIZE in the Digital Double of the Year nomination.

Digital Peaks is the first national award in the field of information technology encouraging the best domestic solutions. The prize is awarded since 2016. It is held on the initiative of the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation and is sponsored by the Ministry for Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation. This year, a record breaking number of applications were submitted for the contest — 768.