The term BIM (Building Information Modelling) has been around for a while but has become a really hot topic. I thought it might be useful to share a high level view of what BIM is and how we – as GIS professionals – fit in. The UK government define it as: 'a collaborative way of working, underpinned by the digital technologies which unlock more efficient methods of designing, creating and maintaining our assets'. We are seeing GIS being used throughout the stages of the BIM process.
Do you use Esri UK’s Online Content, either the free or premium Services? Ever wanted to make use of them in ArcGIS Online? There is a new Marketplace app that will add all your maps and gazetteers to your ArcGIS Online account at the click of a button. And it’s free!
This weekend 80+ hackers took to GoCardless's office near Angel tube station in London for the ICHack student hackathon. Hackathons allow people of all backgrounds to get together and build small projects with code that they demo at the end. Hacks can often feature location and mapping elements and I was at the hackathon to offer teams assistance with this and making use of Esri developer technologies. Within is my breakdown of what happened at the event.
Have you seen ArcGIS Open Data, which you can set up free from your ArcGIS Online Organization Subscription? This article will give you a broad introduction into what ArcGIS Open Data is, how you can activate it and show you examples of Open Data Portals already available for you to use.
Updated on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 12:05PM by Alasdair Hind
I realised today that I am now favouring ArcGIS Pro over ArcMap for desktop GIS tasks such as creating and editing data. As the release approaches there are an increasing range of resources available to help you get to grips with it, if you haven't already.