Esri partners with Autodesk, an industry leader in design and engineering, to build integrated solutions that will change the way teams work toward more efficient and visually collaborative projects. With a commitment to seamless exchange of spatial data and 3D building information modeling (BIM), this long-standing partnership is building a sustainable and resilient future for our world.

BIM and GIS Cloud Collaboration

Esri and Autodesk joined forces to develop a joint offer: BIM and GIS cloud collaboration. Seamlessly connect location information, modeling data, and collaborative workflows in one view for real-world context. Increase project collaboration from highways, buildings, and more by saving time and improving your team’s decision-making.

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Digital twin

Esri and Autodesk combine spatial intelligence and building information modeling to create a virtual representation of the real world, including natural and built environments. A digital twin helps your organization conduct what-if scenarios and collect data in one environment to support sustainability goals, digital transformation efforts, development of smart communities and cities, and more.

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BIM and GIS integration

Together, Esri and Autodesk increase the value of BIM data with location intelligence. This duo’s technology helps you understand projects in the context of location and the natural environment. With collaborative workflows, efficiency, and informed decisions, teams can accelerate project delivery and improve operations.

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Sustainable industry practices GIS and BIM


This ebook explains how the integration of GIS technology and BIM can support sustainable AEC industry practices from inception to project completion.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the Esri and Autodesk alliance?

Announced on November 15, 2017, the alliance between Esri and Autodesk helps to connect “Make Anything” with The Science of Where through more tightly integrated BIM and GIS workflows, enhancing how infrastructure assets are planned, designed, built, and operated. This alliance enables Esri and Autodesk to better deliver on the promise of helping customers imagine, design and create a sustainable, more resilient future.

Esri and Autodesk are committed to the development of more seamless exchange of spatial and attribute data typically captured in Esri’s GIS systems and the information from 3D BIM models in Autodesk’s design software.

Why connect GIS and BIM?

With the integration of GIS and BIM, infrastructure projects—houses, schools, roads, inter-modal transit facilities, drainage, and energy networks, etc.—are no longer planned, designed, and built-in isolation of everything around it. Infrastructure assets can be better viewed in relation to how that asset fits and interacts with the surrounding ecosystem. More tightly connected GIS and BIM workflows aid stakeholders involved in planning and design to better understand how the natural and built environment connects with the new assets to be built.

The promise of more tightly integrating GIS and BIM is to empower AEC firms and project owners to focus not only on what to design and build, but also better understand the where and why, helping them to deliver more sustainable and resilient infrastructure through more economical, social, and environmentally responsible practices.

Where can I find more information about the alliance?

Updates on new offers will be posted to this site as they become available. If you have immediate questions, please contact your Esri or Autodesk client representative.

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