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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Infrastructure Asset Management (RP1123)

Geographic 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 showcase a number of case studies case studies where GIS has been used successfully for infrastructure asset management to promote its use.

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 case studies will focus on the available systems and their capability and how this can be integrated into existing asset management strategies. It is intended that this will amply demonstrate 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.

Download a full copy of the project proposal. 

Project status
CIRIA is currently seeking industry support and partners. 

Further information
To find out more contact Jack Young at CIRIA.