Building information modelling (BIM) is a hot topic in architecture, engineering and construction. BIM supports a more intelligent approach to planning, construction and the use of buildings. The geomatics industry is well positioned to take the lead in the management of the geospatial data that plays a crucial role in BIM. This issue has a strong focus on BIM and the surveying field.
Headlines in this GIM International:
Page 12-15: Title: BIM: The New GIS for the Industry. As anyone who frequently visits trade shows and conferences in the geospatial industry or reads relevant geomatics literature already knows, building information modelling (BIM) is a hot topic. But just how special is BIM? And which new opportunities does the technology bring?
Page 20-21: Title: Digital Transformation in New Zealand. In January 2016, staff from New Zealand’s Department of Conservation were supplied with tablets and smartphones equipped with Survey123 for ArcGIS, a form-centric mobile data collection application. This undertaking showed that not only can Survey123 improve efficiency and reduce field data capture operational costs, but it can also make captured data available easily and instantly for visualisation and analysis.
Application examples using the RIEGL VUX-1UAV Lidar sensor.