Esri Launches ArcGIS GeoBIM, Bringing Spatial Context to AEC Operations

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New product connects with Autodesk Construction Cloud to bridge GIS and BIM

REDLANDS, Calif .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –Global construction challenges, from the availability of affordable housing to infrastructure stress from climate change, have increased in recent years. As a result, governments and business organizations will need to invest trillions of dollars over the next decade in mitigation and recovery processes. By adopting building information modeling (BIM) and geographic information system (GIS) technology, the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry has improved the efficiency of construction, design and operations. Recognizing the benefits for the project results that a combined BIM and GIS software would present, Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, partnered with Autodesk in 2017. The partnership produced new technology, integrating the power of mapping into the BIM process.

“With many global initiatives underway to improve construction, design and planning practices, it is essential that today’s AEC professionals can collaborate with a common view of assets in a geospatial context.”

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Today, Esri is launching a new product that expands the ability of BIM project teams to benefit from GIS. ArcGIS GeoBIM provides an innovative and easy-to-use web experience for AEC teams to explore and collaborate using data from multiple systems in a geospatial context. ArcGIS GeoBIM connects to Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro, a cloud-based model design, coordination and co-creation collaboration software Autodesk Build Cloud.

“With many global initiatives underway to improve construction, design and planning practices, it is essential that today’s AEC professionals can collaborate with a common view of assets in a geospatial context,” said Jack Dangermond, founder and president of Esri. “The ability to operate without siled data gives AEC professionals the flexibility they need to work together and meet the challenges of building the future on an unprecedented scale. “

ArcGIS GeoBIM will provide project managers and stakeholders in industries such as infrastructure, construction, planning, water and transportation with a common view of asset locations, costs, issues, risks, and timeframes throughout the life cycle of the project.

“Autodesk and Esri’s cloud-to-cloud connection gives our mutual customers a unified experience and the information they need right at their fingertips, whether it’s BIM or GIS data,” said Amy Bunszel. , Executive Vice President of Autodesk at AEC Design Solutions. “This will improve efficiency and decision making during planning, construction and operation. Ultimately, our collaboration will allow the industry to provide a more sustainable and resilient infrastructure. “

AEC team members can track design, coordination, quality, safety, and commissioning issues by linking data from Autodesk BIM Collaborate with ArcGIS GeoBIM.

“What we need is a single, authoritative point of access to the truth for all of our team members, a way to bring together data and information from multiple formats,” said Darin. Welch, Associate Vice President of HNTB and National Head of Geospatial and Virtual Engagement. . “Esri’s ArcGIS GeoBIM connection to Autodesk Construction Cloud combines survey, design and planning workflows that deliver a blended BIM-GIS data experience that enables our team to make more informed decisions. “

ArcGIS GeoBIM is available for general use starting October 4, 2021. For more information and to stay up to date on the latest offerings, visit go.esri.com/geobim-pr.

About Esri

Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS), geolocation and mapping software, helps customers harness the full potential of data to improve operational and business outcomes. Founded in 1969 in Redlands, California, United States, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations worldwide and in more than 200,000 institutions in the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, nonprofits, and universities. Esri has regional offices, international distributors and partners providing local support in more than 100 countries on six continents. Building on its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri designs the most innovative solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT) and advanced analytics. Visit us at esri.com.

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