With over 20 years in the GIS industry, Brian Sims has focused the past decade on modeling the world in a 3D GIS. Prior to joining Esri, he was the GIS manager for the City of Pasadena in California, where he helped orchestrate numerous GIS conversion projects from public safety to utilities to planning and built a photorealistic 3D model of the city. At Esri, Sims leads efforts to develop repeatable patterns for creating 3D cities and conducting unique 3D analysis with the results. This work is now part of the ArcGIS Solutions for Local Government offerings.
Most recently, Sims as focused on 3D urban planning with the belief that we can create a more sustainable future for the environment and us humans by creating better cities. This work started with the efforts of a small innovative team that developed the precursor to ArcGIS Urban. Sims remains active in the product design of ArcGIS Urban and is engaged with numerous cities around the world to implement ArcGIS Urban as a new way to design better cities.