Speaker Bio & Abstract

Alexander Stavitsky Technical Director

Biography AbstractAggregating various sources of spatial and non-spatial data without vendor software: Enrich your IT landscape with GIS/BIM data with no vendor expertiseThe conventional way to create a common information space including spatial data is a “three-level architecture”: database + GIS/BIM vendor software + custom applications. But it’s always a trap since one has to follow GIS/BIM vendor rules to store and analyze spatial data and even more important that one always needs a dedicated staff specifically trained to develop custom applications strictly basing on vendor API. And besides GIS and BIM use to be two separate universes due to complicated and vendor-specific ways to store BIM models.

To avoid this bottleneck we propose the way to use just existing native database tools to store, index, and analyze both GIS and BIM spatial data and combine database-driven warehouses with numerous external data sources via web services (WFS/WMS/Tile/Tegola). Also, it’s enough to use REST services to integrate such vendor-free common information space with ERP, CMS, IoT, and Location intelligence data, etc) already available on the client-side.

If added with Javascript or Java API to develop a custom application with no GIS/BIM vendor expertise and equipped with a built-in admin console to grant privileges for user groups, such an approach would bring a perfect launchpad for the companies which still neither start own IT landscape from scratch nor still didn’t implement GIS/BIM functionality to existing IT technology estimating it as too expensive and risky.