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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2018, 7(5), 162; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi7050162

Development of a Conceptual Mapping Standard to Link Building and Geospatial Information

Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology, Ilsanseo-Gu Goyang-Si 10223, Korea
Received: 18 February 2018 / Revised: 7 April 2018 / Accepted: 19 April 2018 / Published: 24 April 2018

Abstract

This study introduces the BIM (building information modeling)-GIS (geographic information system) conceptual mapping (B2GM) standard ISO N19166 and proposes a mapping mechanism. In addition, the major issues concerning BIM-GIS integration, and the considerations that it requires, are discussed. The B2GM is currently being standardized by the spatial-information international standardization organization TC211. Previous studies on BIM-GIS integration seem to focus on the integration of different types of model schemas and on the implementation of service interfaces. B2GM concerns the clear definition of the conditions and methods for mapping the object information required from the user’s use-case viewpoint for city-scale mapping. The benefits of the B2GM approach are that the user is able directly control the BIM-GIS linkage and integration process in order to acquire the necessary objection information. This can reveal cases of possibly unclear BIM-GIS integration outside the black box in an explicit and standard way, so that the user can distinctively predict the final output obtainable from the BIM-GIS integration. This study examined B2GM in terms of its development background, components, and several utilization examples, as well as the levels and considerations of the integration of different BIM-GIS models. View Full-Text
Keywords: BIM; GIS; conceptual mapping; ISO 19166; BG-IL BIM; GIS; conceptual mapping; ISO 19166; BG-IL
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