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GIS in BIM: plan, design, build and operate

In a previous post I looked at the BIM process as it is being defined in the UK and where GIS fits in. BIM isn’t just about using attributed 3D digital design or facilities management with maps - but is about collating and managing digital data throughout the lifecycle of a building, site or other infrastructure. This post takes a closer look at how some of the tools in the ArcGIS platform can play their part.

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Working with OS MasterMap Water Layer in the ArcGIS Platform

Updated on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 12:30PM by Registered CommenterAlasdair Hind

Ordnance Survey have released OS MasterMap Water Network, a new OS MasterMap layer. It provides the flow, centre line geometry and height of all rivers, streams, lakes, lochs and canals across Great Britain. The layer is a structured link/node representation of all connected watercourses including the underground network (inferred based on entry and exit points). This article takes you through loading (Productivity Suite is not required), merging, de-duplicating and creating a geometric water network.

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Contribute to the Living Atlas of the World

You can now contribute your layers, maps, apps, scenes and story maps to be included into the Living Atlas of the World. This can be done via the new Contributor App.

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Esri UK are preparing for the OS AddressBase Schema Changes

The Ordnance Survey have announced schema changes to the AddressBase products. These schema changes will impact Esri UK customers who are using the AddressBase products within the ArcGIS platform. There will be new releases of Esri UK’s Productivity Suite and LocatorHub products to handle data in the new schema. Customers will be required to upgrade to the new versions if they are using this data and want to continue to apply updates.

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Rather partial to a nice map

Esri have created a new cartography resource page: Maps We Love. What I really like is the dual aim to inspire but also to pass on insight into the design process. Clicking on each map takes you through to a page that summarises why the map was chosen, why it works and how it was put together.

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