Digital transformation is rapidly changing the foundational processes powering the architecture, engineering, and construction sectors. Industry leaders are relying on the interoperability of GIS and building information modeling (BIM) to reduce costs and boost efficiency across construction projects. In support of these organizations, Esri and Autodesk have cultivated a strategic alliance to unify GIS and BIM, delivering real business value to architects, engineers, planners, and contractors.
Deepening their collaboration, Esri and Autodesk have entered into an agreement to integrate ArcGIS basemaps and ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World layers into Autodesk’s products. The Autodesk product suite will now provide rich, authoritative geospatial reference data from the foremost collection of globally sourced geographic information.
“Partnering with Esri is intended to combine the power of BIM and GIS, which will enable our shared customers to build anything, anywhere,” said Autodesk CEO Andrew Anagnost. “Our goals are to provide industry and city planners with the ability to design in the context of the real world. This will allow communities to build more connected, resilient cities and infrastructure with a focused eye on sustainability.”
“Using GIS and BIM as a single integrated system provides decision-makers with a holistic understanding of how an infrastructure project will impact the community and environment, supporting sustainable outcomes,” added Esri president Jack Dangermond.
Incorporating Esri basemaps and ArcGIS Living Atlas layers into Autodesk products unlocks added context of the natural and built worlds, combining visual appeal and up-to-date maps and layers from the global community. Esri and Autodesk’s shared vision to unite GIS and BIM continues to help users leverage data-driven location intelligence to mitigate risk, improve resilience, maximize investments, and more.
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