Christopher W. Gibson is vice president of the survey, imaging, GIS, infrastructure, rail, land administration and environmental solutions businesses of Trimble Navigation Ltd. (www.trimble.com). He has been with Trimble since 1998 in a variety of leadership roles, including most recently general manager for the Survey Division. For a series of thought leadership articles from Chris Gibson, visit www.geodatapoint.com.
Let’s begin this column on construction with some demolition: We’re going to destroy a stereotype.
You’ve probably heard of BIM (Building Information Modeling). Perhaps you’ve wondered how you might use it in your business. But BIM is not a product. You can’t purchase it from a dealer or online; nor will you find it in a box or on a DVD.
As imaging technology expands in the field, office software is evolving as well. Modern desktop software integrates traditional survey data with ground and aerial images to produce new flexibility and cost savings.