Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) are commonly used for major infrastructure projects such as Crossrail and the Thames Estuary Asset Management 2100 Programme. However its adoption for smaller scale projects or infrastructure asset management generally is not fully utilised. CIRIA propose to develop good practice guidance on Geospatial Information Systems for infrastructure asset management.
One of the many advantages of GIS, is the creation of a visual database with many data layers from numerous sources which can be used and shared with others. It facilitates a multidisciplinary collaborative approach from the start of the project. The data can be accessed, visualised and recorded through the use of many digital tools and this makes it ideal for widespread use.
The guidance will focus on the available systems and their capability and how this can be integrated into existing asset management strategies. It is intended that the guidance will cover the benefits at the design and construction stage, which makes its use a necessity, as well as the long term benefits derived from an improved asset management capability.
The interface with Building Information Modelling (BIM) and how it is integrated with GIS will also form part of the project scope.
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CIRIA is currently seeking industry support and partners.
To find out more contact Kieran Tully