BIM/GIS — There is Hope

Remember this quote?

‘I’d like to create an integrated television set that is completely easy to use,’ he told me. ‘It would be seamlessly synced with all of your devices and with iCloud.’ No longer would users have to fiddle with complex remotes for DVD players and cable channels. ‘It will have the simplest user interface you could imagine. I finally cracked it.’

Well we’re still waiting for Apple to “crack” the TV (or I guess anyone that is). BIM/GIS has been a focus on mine for at least 5 years. I’ve had to put it on the backburner because the tools weren’t there to seamlessly sync GIS/BIM data back and forth (you still need to be an expert in Revit and GIS). But I’m starting to see things fall into place this summer where we could be really close to integrating these tools. It isn’t so much that you could pay someone like me to do the conversion (though I’m available at $300/hour to do so), it is the ability to bring BIM into GIS and GIS data into BIM without having to think about it.

It’s going to be a great second half of 2012!

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