Integrating different systems used in city management represents a continuing challenge. Building Information Modelling (BIM) provides detailed representations of buildings and infrastructure (bridges, tunnels and so on). Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are outdoor focused and provide less detailed maps of larger areas (cities, terrain, underground, vegetation and so on). While both support very advanced simulations and analysis, they are used separately due to several gaps that hinder their integration. An integrated BIM-GIS tool combining advanced geographic information with detailed indoor data of complex buildings would support many applications. By linking information such as traffic data, available paths and accesses, the flow of people circulating on the site of interest along with others, better monitoring tools can be provided, allowing advanced prediction of risks and management in an emergency crisis.
To solve the integration issues, we consider a flexible approach that tackles the technical challenges while considering constraints that matter for the stakeholders:
Our goal is to provide solutions to the stakeholders that facilitates their data management, analysis (such as simulations, prediction and so on), maintenance, update and interaction with other stakeholders. Conscious of the concerns of our partners, our vision is outlined by three major criteria that we carry with us all along our investigations and developments:
Our team of experts will be committed to deliver an effective proof of concepts along with a high-quality consultancy in several domains relevant to the stakeholders. Expected deliverables can be listed as follow: