Building Scene Layers: the key to integrating BIM and GIS

Working with CAD/BIM operatives and their fantastic drawings has been technically challenging, but also an enlightening experience due to handling highly detailed building models based upon clear and consistent data structures. Recently I have been researching workflows that better enable …

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Skanska, Costain and STRABAG Joint Venture (SCS JV)

Our industry-leading development of an integrated 3D GIS and BIM solution, GeoBIM, is improving the way employees collaborate and helping us to ensure the successful delivery of the first section of HS2 from Euston to Greater London.

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What’s new in ArcGIS Pro 2.4?

ArcGIS Pro 2.4 is out. What are the cool new features I hear you ask?

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NextTech: Seeing Buildings before They’re Born

A combination of 3D technologies gives planners a view of the future that can preempt cost overruns down the road.

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Argent

We can share information with both internal and external stakeholders, schedule multiple simultaneous projects and make critical business decisions with ArcGIS

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GIS in BIM: plan, design, build and operate

In a previous post I looked at the BIM process as it is being defined in the UK and where GIS fits in. BIM isn’t just about using attributed 3D digital design or facilities management with maps - but is about collating and managing digital data throughout the lifecycle of a building, site or other infrastructure. This post takes a closer look at how some of the tools in the Ar

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BIM for GIS people

The term BIM (Building Information Modelling) has been around for a while but has become a really hot topic. I thought it might be useful to share a high level view of what BIM is and how we – as GIS professionals – fit in. The UK government define it as: 'a collaborative way of working, underpinned by the digital technologies which unlock more efficient methods of designing

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What is BIM and where does GIS fit in?

Update: since this post was written the BIM landscape in the UK has matured. You can read a more up to date overview here and about the role of GIS through the building lifecycle here.   Over recent months, I’ve been … Continue reading

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