buildingSMART Canada Announces New BIM/GIS Digital Twin Track
  • Posted on: March 12, 2024
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buildingSMART Canada hosts BIM/GIS Digital Twin Track

GoGeomatics Canada and buildingSMART Canada Announce New BIM/GIS Digital Twin Track at GeoIgnite, Canada’s National Geospatial Leadership Conference

Ottawa, March 12, 2024 – GoGeomatics Canada, in collaboration with buildingSMART Canada, is thrilled to announce the launch of an innovative BIM/GIS digital twin track and program. This exciting new addition will premiere at GeoIgnite 2024, the national geospatial leadership conference, happening on May 13-14th in Ottawa at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre on Coventry Road.

This novel track is designed to unify industry experts and thought leaders from both the public and private sectors. It will serve as a dynamic platform for knowledge exchange and networking in the realms of geospatial technology and digital twin development.

Highlights of the BIM/GIS Digital Twin Track:

Expert Panel Discussions: The track will feature panel discussions led by senior thought leaders across diverse industries, delving into the latest trends, challenges, and advancements in BIM (Building Information Modeling) and GIS (Geographic Information Systems).

Innovative Sessions: Attendees will experience interactive sessions emphasizing the integration of BIM and GIS technologies. These sessions aim to foster the creation of comprehensive digital twins, improving urban planning and infrastructure management. Keynote speakers include Claudia Cozzitorto, CSO of Landlogic and President of buildingSMART Canada; John Hale, Chief of the CAD/BIM Department, National Defence; Patrick Lalonde, Director of Virtual Design & Construction at EllisDon; and Marie Alexander, Director of Acorn Information Solutions at the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre.

Highlights of the buildingSMART Canada program include:

  • Keynote: The Synergies of BIM and GIS
  • Scaling Data in Complex Projects for Parliaments Centre Block Rehabilitation
  • Advancing Drones in Construction (BIM)
  • A Twenty-year Journey Using GIS Digital Twin to Improve the Health and Well-Being of the Community
  • How BIM & GIS integration is critical to achieve a digital twin capability for the Department of National Defence
  • Presenting: Canada’s Digital Twin
  • Bridging Worlds: Integrating BIM and GIS for a Digital Future in Built Asset Management

See the full bSC program for the conference.

Exhibition and Workshop Opportunities: Organizations from the BIM AEC sector are encouraged to apply for exhibitor booths and workshop space, providing a unique opportunity to showcase their innovations and expertise. Download the Exhibitor & Sponsorship package here.

Exclusive Discounts: Special pricing for tickets, sponsorships, and exhibition booths is available for buildingSMART Canada members and affiliated organizations.

Networking Opportunities: The conference will offer ample opportunities for attendees to connect with professionals and experts, fostering valuable collaborations and partnerships within the geospatial community.

For tickets and additional information, please visit the conference website at

About GoGeomatics Canada: GoGeomatics Canada is a leading figure in the field of geomatics, committed to promoting the geospatial industry in Canada through community engagement, education, and extensive networking opportunities.

About buildingSMART Canada: As a champion in the field, buildingSMART Canada is dedicated to advancing the adoption of BIM technologies and processes, advocating for standards and best practices within the Canadian construction and infrastructure sectors.

Join us at GeoIgnite 2024 this May to explore the future of geospatial technologies together.

Jonathan Murphy
Conference co-chair
GoGeomatics Canada / buildingSMART Canada

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