Historical data comes from multiple sources including geographic information systems (GIS), laser scans, old surveys, other print records, and existing databases.
That information comes together into a single source with Historic Building Information Management (HBIM).
It takes a few steps in order to align all of that data into a single source. First, we create the platform in Autodesk Revit, a software application specifically built for BIM. Then the informational data structure is integrated into the Revit model. Next, the model is exported out of Revit to FME, a spatial data transformation software that translates and organizes the building information model for use in Esri’s ArcGIS platform.
When the spatial geometry and its data structure are established in ArcGIS, it can be linked to additional databases, such as content management systems. ArcGIS is then used to publish the three-dimensional model known as HBIM.