BIM/GIS at the GoGeomatics Expo
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BIM/GIS Expo Program 2023

This program provides a comprehensive look at the latest trends, innovations and best practices in Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Hear how Canadian organizations are harnessing the power of these two disciplines to improve decision-making, planning and infrastructure management.


Presentations & Discussions

Accurate, Efficient & Cost-Effective Subsurface Utility Data: From Field Collection to 3D Modelling

With the increasing focus on damage prevention, public safety concerns, and environmental damage due to underground utility strikes, it has become more critical to accurately locate, store, and be able to visualize subsurface utilities. We show key details when implementing a subsurface mapping system and give real-world examples and use cases of the different levels of accuracy needed and how they were implemented in field operations. The ability to make effective business decisions for infrastructure projects depends on having accurate data and the ability to visualize and trust that data.

Collect High-Accuracy GNSS Data in Esri’s ArcGIS Field Maps

Join Canadian GNSS manufacturer Eos Positioning Systems for an in-depth look at using the high-accuracy Arrow Gold+ GNSS Receiver with RTK corrections and Esri’s ArcGIS Field Maps. In this live and interactive presentation, you will learn how to do the following: Add GNSS metadata fields to ArcGIS Field Maps; easily connect to the local RTK network to achieve real-time <2cm accuracy in the field; collect high-accuracy data in the field according to best practices; QA/QC your data to ensure 100% confidence in your data for downstream workflows.

Integration of BIM/GIS to Achieve the Digital Built Environment for the Department of National Defence

The Department of National Defence is seeking to manage its Real Property assets more effectively by modernizing and improving its digital capability. In this effort, interoperability between BIM and GIS through open data standards is crucial to enable the Integrated Digital Built Environment. BIM allows representation of detailed information regarding building elements while GIS allows representation of spatial information about buildings and their surroundings. Overlapping these domains provide support to important activities such as construction and maintenance, and sustainable urban design.

Establishing an Urban Infrastructure Mapping Research Program: Geoff Zeiss Legacy

The Geoff Zeiss Urban Infrastructure Mapping Fund was established to develop effective and sustainable urban infrastructure through research and development supporting urban information systems. This talk outlines the initial goals of the fund envisioned by Dr. Zeiss. A framework is presented that outlines a comprehensive systems approach to developing a research program that informs a diverse set of themes ranging from subsurface mapping, to 4D modeling, to the mapping the economic and social dimensions of infrastructure.

buildingSMART BIM/GIS Panel

Join us to discuss the importance and future of BIM/GIS interoperability.

Unlocking the Power of GIS in Facility Management: An Introduction to VertiGIS FM

As GIS professionals, we understand the pivotal role that geospatial data plays in decision-making across various industries. Now, imagine harnessing that power to transform facility management. This presentation delves into VertiGIS FM, a groundbreaking solution that revolutionizes facility management through the lens of spatial intelligence, creating new opportunities and efficiencies across organizations.

University of Calgary Inaugural GIS Hackathon: Solutions from the Top Teams

The Geomatics Engineering Students’ Society at the University of Calgary proudly presents its inaugural GIS Hackathon for first-year engineering students. This unique event aims to stimulate innovation and creative problem-solving while also promoting geomatics education among first-year students. On the day of the competition, teams are presented with a problem of current societal relevance and challenged to create a solution using geospatial technologies in under 24 hours.

Empowering Resilient Communities through openBIM: Enhancing Efficiency, Sustainability & Collaboration for a Smarter Built Environment

openBIM aims to make the built environment more efficient, sustainable, and productive, leading to more liveable and resilient communities. Smarter infrastructure and buildings help to improve energy-efficiency, sustainable practice and future-proof standards to ensure a more equitable society. Open standards ensure that different products and systems can work together seamlessly, regardless of who developed them or what platform they run on. This generates comprehensive, trusted and extensible project information that unlocks smarter decision-making, process automation and greater innovation, cost reduction and improved efficiency.

Geoff Zeiss Utilities/Infrastructure Panel

This panel discussion will examine the business case for Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) data, emphasizing its benefits, ASCE recommendations, regulatory implications in different states and legislative requirements. We will delve into a discussion of geospatial standards, specifically ASCE 38-22, ASCE 75-22, and CSA 75-250, focusing on their differences, potential alignment, and their impact on data quality. We will also look at the implementation of NATRF2022 and NAPGD 2022, with a particular focus on changes in datums, alignment across the Canada-U.S. border, and the dynamic nature of the NAPGD2022 geoid.

A High-Resolution, Continental Scale & Modular Flood Risk Estimation Framework

The lack of up-to-date, easily available flood risk data has slowed down Canadian attempts to mitigate flood damage, notwithstanding the substantial historical losses associated with frequent and devastating flood episodes. To address this problem, we present a novel flood risk estimation framework. The pipeline is extremely modular and consists of an advanced geographical pre-processing system, a probabilistic deep learning based marginal regional regression model, an advanced hydraulic model, and a web-interface based SaaS platform for zonal risk estimation and visualization.


GoGeomatics Expo Calgary Nov 6-8, 2023

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