Transforming AEC projects with GIS and BIM

GIS and BIM-based solutions are transforming urban planning, infrastructure development and sustainable design practices

In an increasingly digital world, the role of GIS (Geographic Information System) and BIM (Building Information Modeling) technologies in urban design and development is becoming increasingly relevant. A new concept called Geo Digital Twin has emerged, which integrates the functionalities of GIS and BIM to create a holistic vision of urban and infrastructure development.

The key to GIS and BIM interaction

GIS solutions allow you to collect, manage and analyze geographic and spatial data, while BIM is a three-dimensional approach to building design that allows you to create digital models of buildings and infrastructure. When GIS and BIM work together, as in the case of the Geo Digital Twin, we can get a more complete and detailed view of a project, thus facilitating planning, construction and management.

But what is a Geo Digital Twin?

The Geo Digital Twin is a single shared virtual environment in which to view and analyze BIM models. While also being able to consult documents and other linked models. The ”where” is added to BIM models: It is no longer only a question of digital model, but of Geo Digital Twin, in which the geographic component and interaction with other data in space is guaranteed. Thus allowing numerous additional analyses.

Discover the GIS digital twin application for the digitalization and geospatial management of buildings and infrastructures born from the synergy between ACCA and Esri, the openBIM and GIS field players worldwide.

The Power of AI and Deep Learning models leveraging GIS for valuable new possibilities

Artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning have revolutionized the way we interpret and use data. In GIS, these technologies allow you to analyze large amounts of geographic and spatial data, generating valuable insights that can help you make more informed decisions. This can be particularly useful in urban planning and infrastructure development. Where decisions based on accurate and up-to-date information are essential.

AEC and Business Intelligence

In the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry, dynamic reports and charts are becoming increasingly important. BIM Business Intelligence tools helps to improve building projects saving time and money, thus allowing you to connect and visualize large amounts of information in an intuitive way. Therefore making it easier to access and analyze data.

Dynamic and graphical reports can help visualize the relationships between various elements of a project, such as materials used, costs, construction times, and other key factors. This can help identifying areas of inefficiency and opportunities for improvement. Hence making more informed decisions.

GIS and Remote Sensing

Remote Sensing is another technology that is revolutionizing the use of GIS. Through the use of satellites, drones and other technologies, it is possible to collect precise data on the location and characteristics of a site. Therefore integrating it with GIS data for a more complete analysis. Remote sensing is also critical for collecting accurate data on terrain, weather conditions and other geographic variables.

This data can then be used to create a more precise and detailed GIS models, which can be used for knowledge gathering and monitoring of urban areas, for its planning, infrastructure development and other applications.

GIS and IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing the way we collect and analyze data. IoT can provide real-time spatial data when combined with GIS, monitoring and managing infrastructure and operations more efficiently.

GIS and IoT can work together providing a more complete, real-time picture of infrastructure and operations current state. IoT sensors, for example, can collect data on various buildings or infrastructure’s aspects: such as energy used, environmental conditions, wear and tear, and more. Then, to create a more holistic view of operations, you may integrate this data with GIS.

GIS and IFC openBIM

BIM and IFC openBIM can integrate a variety of different data into a single model, such as geometric information, performance information, cost details, and more.When integrating this data with GIS, it provides a more complete view of a project. Therefore facilitating its planning, design and management.

Examples of how GIS solutions are transforming urban planning and infrastructure development

GIS solutions are transforming urban planning and infrastructure development in a variety of ways. For example, they help identifying the most suitable areas for development, monitoring construction work progress, managing resources more efficiently and more.

GIS and sustainable design

GIS is not only useful for urban planning and infrastructure development. It can also have a significant impact on interior planning and sustainable design practices. For example it can be used to optimize the interior layout improving its energy efficiency. Thus reducing the building environmental impact.

In conclusion, GIS-based solutions are revolutionizing urban planning, infrastructure development, interior planning and sustainable design practices. By integrating with other technologies such as AI, deep learning, IoT, BIM and openBIM IFC, GIS provides a comprehensive and detailed framework. Therefore Supports you in making decisions with relevant information, improving operations efficiency.