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OGC and buildingSMART International publish discussion paper on integrating BIM and GIS

By GeoConnexion - 1st July 2020 - 10:51

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and buildingSMART International (bSI) have released an industry-defining paper as part of their Integrated Digital Built Environment (IDBE) joint working group. This paper aims to coordinate the development of the relevant data standards that are produced at each organisation. The Discussion Paper, entitled Built environment data standards and their integration: an analysis of IFC, CityGML and LandInfra, is free to download from OGC’s Discussion Papers webpage. This report looks at a variety of challenges and addresses the need to develop better integration at a high level between BIM and GIS standards. The paper focuses on four key topics: predominant disparities that hinder integration; fundamental operations that underpin use cases; methods of integration in usage and proposed action points. The IDBE working group will continue to work on the points highlighted and aims to overcome integration challenges, to articulate the main use cases, devise a system of common unique identifiers and agree on a collaborative harmonisation approach.

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