The World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC) and BuildingSmart have signed an agreement to enhance the usage of BIM standards in civil infrastructure and to link it to location-based technologies. Their collaboration aims to spread awareness around GIS and BIM technologies to improve understanding, support and application of jointly addressed best practices, standard areas and projects and to encourage involvement of industry professionals with BSI and WGIC.
The agreement will go a long way in creating awareness on the role that location-based and BIM technologies can play in not just saving infrastructure costs but also in mapping end-to-end asset lifecycle.
The organisations will work towards developing a common initiative in respect of use of standards, best practices and geospatial information for demonstrating value and wide applicability of standards. These best practices and standards developed over the years would be used to provide value to their end users. Integrating GIS and BIM standards are on the agenda. This will enable a seamless connectivity and coordination. Specific potential areas of collaboration for geospatial information and technology integration would be charted out and common initiatives
BuildingSmart International is an authority driving the transformation of the built asset economy through creation and adoption of open, international standards. By enabling better open digital workflows for the built asset environment, this community offers a collaborative platform for all stakeholders to improve project delivery and asset performance.
World Geospatial Industry Council is an association of companies that represents the entire ecosystem of geospatial industry, with an aim to enhance the role of the geospatial industry and also strengthen its contribution in global economy and society. At WGIC, it is a core belief that there is an urgent need for collaboration within the industry for complete solutions to help realise the potential of geospatial technology. The WGIC seeks to become a shared voice for enabling engagement and collaboration within the industry and outside, educating policymakers and users alike about the long-term benefits of technology adoption.
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