Special Issue "Integration of BIM and GIS for Built Environment Applications"

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Lars Harrie
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Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Interests: 3D city models; linked data; data integration; cartographic generalisation; spatial data infrastructure; visualization
Dr. Francesca Noardo
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Built Environment and Architecture, Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Nethlands
Interests: GIS; 3D city models; GeoBIM; spatial data integration
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Dr. Claire Ellul
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Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, University College London, London, UK
Interests: 3D GIS; 3D city models; GeoBIM; spatial data quality and interoperability
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The use of digital 3D spatial information systems is a driving force of change in the built environment process. In all stages from planning to maintenance, we need both detailed digital representations of single objects based on building information models (BIM) and more inclusive representation of whole cities and landscapes based on 3D geographic information systems (GIS). Therefore, there has recently been much focus on integrating BIM and GIS data and technologies, often denoted GeoBIM. This Special Issue aims to advance our understanding of how spatial data science and engineering can enhance our knowledge of how to integrate BIM and GIS. We welcome both submissions with a theoretical approach and more applied studies, e.g., we encourage studies about specific use cases and practical, replicable applications. Furthermore, we welcome submissions that promote the use of open standards, both by evaluating the current standards and tools in exercises such as benchmarking and by proposing extensions/improvements to the current open standards.

This Special Issue seeks to describe and discuss the following topics but is not limited to them:

  • Case studies highlighting the potential of BIM/GIS integration;
  • BIM data used for maintaining and improving geodatabases;
  • Use of geodata in BIM;
  • Data models for BIM–GIS integration;
  • Spatial data analyses using BIM–GIS integration;
  • Improvements/extensions to open city model standards to facilitate BIM integration;
  • Improvements/extensions to open BIM standards to facilitate geospatial integration;
  • BIM georeferencing;
  • Versioning of integrated BIM–GIS data;
  • Smart city applications based on BIM and GIS data;
  • Open source tools for BIM–GIS integration;
  • 4D – the importance of time in BIM–GIS integration.

Prof. Dr. Lars Harrie
Dr. Francesca Noardo
Dr. Claire Ellul
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • 3D GIS
  • BIM
  • data integration
  • open standards
  • built environment
  • city models
  • smart cities

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Utilizing BIM and GIS for Representation and Visualization of 3D Cadastre
ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2019, 8(11), 503; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi8110503 - 07 Nov 2019
Abstract
The current three-dimensionally (3D) delimited property units are in most countries registered using two-dimensional (2D) documentation and textual descriptions. This approach has limitations if used for representing the actual extent of complicated 3D property units, in particular in city centers. 3D digital models [...] Read more.
The current three-dimensionally (3D) delimited property units are in most countries registered using two-dimensional (2D) documentation and textual descriptions. This approach has limitations if used for representing the actual extent of complicated 3D property units, in particular in city centers. 3D digital models such as building information model (BIM) and 3D geographic information system (GIS) could be utilized for accurate identification of property units, better representation of cadastral boundaries, and detailed visualization of complex buildings. To facilitate this, several requirements need to be identified considering organizational, legal, and technical aspects. In this study, we formulate these requirements and then develop a framework for integration of 3D cadastre and 3D digital models. The aim of this paper is that cadastral information stored based on the land administration domain model (LADM) are integrated with BIM on building level for accurate representation of legal boundaries and with GIS on city level for visualization of 3D cadastre in urban environments. The framework is implemented and evaluated against the requirements in a practical case study in Sweden. The conclusion is that the integration of the cadastral information and BIM/GIS is possible on both conceptual level and data level which will facilitate that organizations dealing with cadastral information (cadastral units), BIM models (architecture, engineering, and construction companies), and GIS (surveying units on e.g., municipality level) can exchange information; this facilitates better representation and visualization of 3D cadastral boundaries. Full article
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