Esri now provides the first truly roundtrip data scenario as a result of its partnership with Autodesk. For more about what this means to the CAD universe, see Brian Hailey’s Applied Software blog, “Who is Esri and Why Do They Matter?” With a more seamless flow of data between design and GIS, project information can more easily be kept up-to-date. This also enables AEC design professionals to work more effectively with their GIS counterparts. And how about support for workplace operations, decision-making, security and continuity?
It’s not the “same old ESRI.” If you haven’t looked at Esri lately, here are five good reasons to check out the Esri product line today:
- Conditions. Esri allows you to build more robust models of existing conditions for planning, preliminary engineering and design. ArcGIS enables intuitive access to operational data and provides information for improved asset management.
- Infrastructure. Esri provides a broader and deeper understanding of infrastructure in the larger context of the built and natural environments by integrating information and content. That information can take the form of tabular, vector, 3D, real-time sensor, LiDAR, imagery, and other data types. Content can then be distributed through purpose-built applications and dashboards to stakeholders across the project and infrastructure ecosystem.
- GIS. Esri allows for an effortless gateway to ArcGIS Online for the InfraWorks user. Since InfraWorks is used in the early stages of the project life cycle, just like GIS, this provides a way for fast paced InfraWorks, Autodesk Civil 3D and Autodesk Map 3D users to quickly consume managed GIS data with confidence.
- Lifecycle. Esri data will not only help early in your project, it will also allow users to maintain more robust project information throughout the asset’s lifecycle. This enables you to deliver higher value to your clients.
- Indoors? Yes, it’s not just outside buildings where Esri shines. Esri also has products that are applicable indoors. ArcGIS Indoors is a complete system for indoor mapping, providing a common operating picture of the workplace milieu. It offers an interoperable environment to integrate critical building and business data for wayfinding and facility management use cases. Some of the many uses for ArcGIS Indoors include:
- Indoor positioning in ArcGIS
- Indoor analytics
- Augmented Reality
- Floor-aware dashboarding
- Industry apps and templates
- Covered utilities
- Hospital, airport, facility, and space management
- Smart Building Automation
- Real-time adaptors to building EDGE (layered security) systems
- SDK (software development kit)
- Survey app
- Support for mobility field apps
From the planning, designing and building to the operating and maintenance of infrastructure assets, Esri brings together GIS and BIM for a more frictionless, live and native data flow between platforms. The result is reduced risk, more efficiency, diminished data loss, and quicker cycle times. If it’s time for you to take a look at what Esri has to offer, contact Applied Software for a quick discovery call and find out how the new Autodesk-Esri partnership will benefit you.