From left: Hunter West (CycloMedia) and Stephen Brockwell
The Esri UC Toronto was a great opportunity to network with peers and learn about the exciting trends in the GIS industry. We are especially excited about Esri’s focus on greater integration between BIM and GIS, making asset mapping more comprehensive and functional than ever. You can learn more about the work we’ve been doing to help with the integration process here.
But there was also a wonderful community component; the conference brought together a wide diversity of private industries, utilities, governments and partners into a community focused on innovation and improvement. We had the opportunity to speak with Assetic, who offers a strategic asset management service that plugs into ArcGIS Pro, yielding fantastic visualizations through integrated maps of asset risk over time – a business-centric solution that applies to roads, water, infrastructure, electrical grid etc.
Their model bolsters the value of reality capture by providing clients with a calendar year view of the condition of their assets, facilitating pre-planning strategies wherein multiple business applications can fit together – a great example of the power of reality capture in GIS to help clients improve efficiency through financial planning.
Through our work with our partner, CycloMedia, we are constantly thinking about how we can maximize the value of reality capture imagery available to businesses and agencies. We want to thank the City of Kingston for sharing their imagery at the CycloMedia/Brockwell booth so that we were able to demonstrate that value using real-world data.
We will also be attending Esri UC Vancouver on November 8, so be sure to come say hello! And if you don’t catch us there, be sure to find us Autodesk University in Las Vegas November 13 – 15, where we’ll be presenting two sessions on Using Point Clouds and Large Datasets in InfraWorks and Model Building in InfraWorks with ArcGIS.