Parametricos launched CityLite, an open-source smart-cities concept

CityLite Jul 18, 2021

Our aim is to provide a free and open-source solution to provide tools for architects and engineers in the BIM industry with a framework to simulate their designs in a BIM and 3D GIS environment. CityLite, being an open-source solution, ensures the organic development, into a solution that will resolve workflow issues and improve the consideration of the surrounding environment in the design phases of a building, where normally it requires overpriced solutions with limited tools. That's why we are asking for your contribution to CityLite.

CityLite is a smart cities concept platform for smarter and greener cities. It was initially designed and developed in under 48 hours as part of our submission for the Cassini Hackathon - Digitising Green Spaces in June 2021.

The fast-paced work environment of the construction industry along with the lack of data during a project, forces most construction professionals to construct a project in a very short timeline. This practice emerges in isolation, with minimum consideration of the surrounding environment and the community the project will be in.

CityLite is a centralised platform for gathering data from different sources such as satellites, 3D Building Information Modeling models (BIM), GIS and IoT devices for the user to simulate different urban scenarios for a better built environment.

It's based on amazing open-source technologies such as #threejs #harpgl and #ifcjs

Check it out on Github:

Try CityLite here!


There's a few ways to contribute to this project and improve it:

  1. Fork the project repository and make your first pull request
  2. Submit sample Satelite Images (TIF), BIM Models (IFC), a square thumbnail image and the project's location
  3. Test it and create Issues in github so that we can start working on them

Please feel free to contact us about contributing at or send us a message on Linkedin, Twitter & Instagram

Do you want to be part of the development? Let's have a chat!

Join our Community

Ask us to invite you to our Slack Channels or join our newly created community on Discord


CityLite is developed and maintained by Parametricos Ltd. CityLite and was open sourced in the name of BIM, GIS and it's community! On the 26th of May 2021 we open sourced our first package BCF-js which was part of the Studio 3DX.


Marios Messios

Marios Messios is an Architect Engineer and the Co-Founder and CEO of Parametricos. Parametricos is building Studio 3DX, a Real-time Cloud Solution for BIM professionals.

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