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Applied Geomatics

Applied Geomatics

Editors-in-Chief: A. Capra; G. Roberts

ISSN: 1866-9298 (print version)
ISSN: 1866-928X (electronic version)

Journal no. 12518

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On the contributions of geospatial technologies to Building Information Modelling (BIM) 

Modern geospatial methods such as laser scanning and digital photogrammetry can provide high resolution and high accuracy point clouds which provide a 3D capture of the real world and can be used to derive models of existing objects of various dimensions. Modern mapping systems employing a multitude of sensors, including scanners and digital cameras, produce large amounts of data and new and innovative methods for the efficient analyses, 3D modelling or service provision are necessary. Here of interest is the capture of assets such as buildings and infrastructure, which are more and more designed, constructed, maintained and may even one day be deconstructed by the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM). This new method aims at digitally modelling of all features of a building or infrastructure throughout its full lifecycle by creating a digital twin. Using this digitized representation, processes during project delivery, asset operation and services can be optimized. In order to do so, it is often required to capture the 3D geometry of existing building stock or update and compare the design geometry with the real geometry of an object, in case of, for example, “as built” documentation. Furthermore, for large infrastructure projects, it may be advantageous to combine BIM with a Geographical Information System (GIS), bridging high-resolution information in BIM with the large spatial extent of GIS. Such a combination of BIM/GIS in connection to Internet-of-Things (IoT) sensors, essentially driven by geospatial technology and associated methods, are fundamental to SmartCity applications or power distribution networks. This special issue of the Journal of Applied Geomatics aims at exploring and highlighting leading research in the context of contributions from geospatial technologies in connection with the provision of accurate as-built geometry of buildings and infrastructure for BIM and BIM/GIS.
Potential topics include but are not limited to:
• innovative geospatial technology for 3D data capture (laser scanning, digital photogrammetry, GNSS, IMU and combinations thereof)
• innovative methods and services for the analyses of geospatial data (digital imagery, point clouds, modelling of geometric features)
• common geospatial data environments for applications in BIM and BIM/GIS
• geospatial data analytics and data management about BIM and BIM/GIS
• artificial intelligence, data snooping, context-aware analytics in the geospatial domain
• cloud and big data approaches as well as Block-chain technologies relevant to BIM and BIM/GIS
• innovative use of these methods and its effect on collaboration, coordination and integration
Please follow the link here to submit by the 30th of Nov 2019

Guest Editors 

Dr. Felix Norman Teferle (Professor in Geodesy, Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication, University of Luxembourg),
Dr. Llewellyn Tang (Associate Professor in BIM, Department of Real Estate and Construction, Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong)

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    Applied Geomatics (AG) is the official journal of SIFET the Italian Society of Photogrammetry and Topography and covers all aspects and information on scientific and technical advances in the geomatic sciences. The Journal publishes innovative contributions in geomatics applications ranging from the integration of instruments, methodologies and technologies and their use in the environmental sciences, engineering and other natural sciences.

    The areas of interest include many research fields such as: remote sensing, close range and videometric photogrammetry, image analysis, digital mapping, land and geographic information systems, geographic information science, integrated geodesy, spatial data analysis, heritage recording; network adjustment and numerical processes. Furthermore, Applied Geomatics is open to articles from all areas of deformation measurements and analysis, structural engineering, mechanical engineering and all trends in earth and planetary survey science and space technology. The Journal also contains notices of conferences and international workshops, industry news, and information on new products. It provides a useful forum for professional and academic scientists involved in geomatic science and technology.

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