ESRI Inc. is the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence and mapping.
GIS solutions are used within architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) to improve workflows, bring context to projects, and increase collaboration throughout project life cycles. GIS helps architects, builders, and engineers to build smart communities and assets for the future. This enables those firms to discover efficiencies and gain valuable insights while adding locations to design. Location intelligence is important as it transforms planning and design.
BIM (building information modelling) has been incorporated in GIS to facilitate problem-solving and location intelligence for the AEC industry. ESRI has, therefore, put GIS and BIM integration at the centre of construction projects to enable a more sustainable and resilient future.
Site Scan & Drones
Site Scan for ArcGIS is the end-to-end cloud-based drone mapping software designed to revolutionise imagery data collection, processing, and analysis. Site Scan enables one to stay up to date with accurate imagery and securely process this imagery in a scalable cloud environment as it is received by the drone. This allows for quick creation and sharing of high-quality 2D and 3D imagery products into the Engineering workflow.
Moreover, the measurement and analysis tools save time as enable fast data analysis. Site Scan can also be utilised to quickly share drone and project data with stakeholders in easy-to-understand formats. Therefore, Site Scan makes data accessible and analysis less time-consuming.
A digital twin is a virtual representation of the real world. GIS technology is both unique and foundational for any digital twin as it creates digital twins of the natural and built environments integrating many digital models. These digital twins can enhance decision-making and improve business processes by creating relationships and streamlining workflows with automation to predict outcomes.
Geospatial technology connects different types of data and systems to create a single view that can be accessed throughout the complete project life cycle. GIS enhances data capture and integration, enables better real-time visualization, provides advanced analysis and automation of future predictions, and allows for information sharing and collaboration.