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Project Delivery and Environmental Sustainability

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You are tasked with balancing performance with environmental stewardship, ensuring that the rail network can support increasing mobility while respecting fragile ecosystems. GIS integrated with leading building information modeling (BIM) for infrastructure solutions helps you deliver optimal designs and manage data through the full project life cycle. Whether evaluating new projects against environmental constraints, preserving wildlife, or managing vegetation, GIS provides the foundation to ensure that you responsibly monitor and manage resources.


Environmental analysis

GIS is designed to help you consider the most sustainable course of action, whether selecting a new alignment or preserving an existing network for rail project delivery. GIS unites a wide range of environmental data to help you make the best and most sustainable choices.

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BIM for infrastructure

GIS integrates with leading-edge design solutions to help you manage information from the earliest stages of a project through operation and maintenance, significantly improving efficiency over the project life cycle. GIS can support the design process, while CAD and BIM can deliver accurate data for management and operations in the GIS.

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Environmental management

GIS helps you understand where vegetation is intruding on clearance and how best to preserve the safety of your network. You can monitor and control a wide range of environmental issues, from noise and emissions to meeting regulatory requirements and ensuring environmental stewardship.

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User Story

Tracking changes at ÖBB

ÖBB, Austria’s national rail operator, uses GIS to map out its solar potential to help achieve energy neutrality across all operations.

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