Housing and clustering key growth sectors of the digital economy such as cybersecurity and digital technology, the Punggol Digital District (PDD) will be an ecosystem of open innovation.

As a conducive test-bed environment, it will enable businesses and the community to thrive at the forefront of Singapore's Smart Nation vision.

Infographic illustrating the stages where GIS contribute

By leveraging on Esri's ArcGIS solution, JTC planners can analyse different designs of PDD through parametric modelling. The objective? To maximise the land use potential of each allocated parcel.

As a result, various data sources and types are meshed and displayed on a single map: BIM visualised against surrounding geospatial data enables JTC Planners to gauge the design impact on the existing environment and landscape.

To monitor and track the site's progress, drones take scans which can also be geo-referenced on a GIS platform to ensure that the construction is aligned with design plans and timeline. 

In deciding the right combination of tenants to bring in, location-based data provides insights into PDD's business needs by analysing consumer patterns, demographics, and existing services and amenities to profile a new site.

BIM data can also be integrated on a GIS platform (a combined approach known as GeoBIM) to track building assets – their conditions can and will be mapped and observed throughout their life cycle for full operational awareness. Facilities can be viewed from outside to in on the same user interface, allowing planners to analyse dependencies, decrease costs, make better decisions, and improve operational management.

This GeoBIM platform capability will enable planners to visualise and experiment the impact of the designs against existing surroundings and landscape on a 3D map to ensure infrastructure and amenities in PDD support the needs of the community today and for generations to come.

Thomas Pramotedham

Esri Singapore CEO

To learn how else GeoBIM can provide a holistic view of your projects, email us or call 6742 8622.

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