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OGC seeks public comment on MUDDI Conceptual Model for underground objects

The Model for Underground Data Definition and Integration Standard makes subsurface data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable.

Paving the way forward for Building Energy Mapping and Analytics

This Article was Contributed by Eddie Oldfield, Senior Lead, Projects & Advisory Services, QUEST; Jessica Webster, Energy Planning Analyst, Natural Resources Canada; and Ryan Ahola,…

Urban Digital Twins – Planning the Cities of Tomorrow

Urban digital twins are not a “solved problem.” Along with increased investment in research and development, the vision demands agreed-upon methodologies and standards, new commitments to data-sharing, -privacy & -ethics, forward-looking regulations, and the development of a robust global community that is as devoted to tradecraft as it is to technology.

IDBE Pilot

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), supported by buildingSMART International (bSI), invites interested organizations to sponsor an OGC Innovation Program initiative that explores the current state-of-the-art in geospatial and BIM data integration based on meaningful real-world use cases. Both communities build on different data modeling approaches with respect to fundamental concepts, semantics, access, level-of-detail, and several other aspects.


ACCORD will develop a semantic framework for European digital building permitting processes, regulations, data and tools. This
framework will drive rule formalization and integration of existing compliance tools as microservices. Solutions and tools are to be
developed, providing consistency, interoperability and reliability with national regulatory frameworks, processes and standards. The
solutions are implemented and demonstrated across construction projects in various EU regulatory contexts: UK, Finland, Estonia,
Germany and Spain.

Geotech IE

This project aims to contribute to improving GIS – BIM continuity. Among other things, the project organizers aim to exploit the standardization resources already available from the OGC and other organizations as an input for OpenBIM resources. This work is illustrated by geotechnical data.