Integrated BIM, 3D and Geospatial – Finally

It’s been a long time coming – like 35 years, but we are finally seeing progress on the integration of CAD and GIS in a BIG way by true standards organizations, not trade groups or professional orgs.

AEC industry veteran and visionary Geoff Zeiss beat me to the punch with his two blog posts on recent announcements by the OGC and buildingSMART. Geoff and I are on the same wavelength about the importance and potential of these new standards that are now out for comment and we have been for a long time.

The OGC effort has laid the foundation for an integrated data model for infrastructure and the buildingSMART is doing the same for BIM and site. And believe it or not they are actually working together to combine the two. Can I get an “AMEN!”

Truly exciting times.

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