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Geographical Information Systems for Sustainable Management of Built Environment
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Civil and Architectural Engineering, Building Technology.
2004 (English)In: Proc. of CIB World Building Congress 2004, 2004Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In the building and construction sector all features are location based. The world of geographic information and application orientation is moving extremely fast, and there is a real danger that the slow uptake of new technology and applications in the building sector will again leave the sector trailing behind, also implying a loss in sustainable development and competitive edge. In order to deal with this issue CIB in 1996 established the task group CIB/TG20-GIS. Based on the report CIB 256 from this group and its recommendations, CIB in 2000 established the working commission CIB W106 "Geographical Information Systems", with the overall objectives to provide an international platform for R and D of GIS in the building sector. The W106 has members from 14 countries/organisations and will present its progress report at this Congress, while its final report with conclusions and recommendations is due for the 10DBMC conference in 2005. The work is divided into the following four Tasks: TG1 - GIS-requirements and availability of geographic standards-, data and infra-structures, TG2 - GIS-based analysis and modelling of flow and distribution of materials in the built environment, TG3 - Spatial dynamic modelling for simulation of the interaction between the natural and the built environment, TG4 - GIS in Education and Info sources. Objectives and work programme for each of these tasks are given and illustrated with examples, taken from state-of-the-art reports on the use of GIS elaborated by the participating countries/organisations.

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Geographical Information Systems, Sustainable, Built Environment
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Civil Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-52950OAI: diva2:468310
QC 20120109Available from: 2011-12-20 Created: 2011-12-20 Last updated: 2012-01-09Bibliographically approved

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