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BIM Uses The Uses of BIM document, released in September 2013, is designed to communicate the BIM Uses classification system and BIM Use Purposes. The first portion of the document introduces the BIM Use classification systems. This is followed by a detailed discussion of the components of the classification system including the BIM Use Purposes and BIM Use Characteristics. The BIM Use Purpose Section includes a description of the objective of each of the BIM Uses. The BIM Use Characteristics section includes a description of the facility element, facility phase, discipline, and level of development. Twenty-five BIM Uses, organized by project phase of project development, were identified through numerous interviews with industry experts, analysis of implementation case studies, and review of literature. In December of 2009, a survey was taken to help determine the frequency by which organizations use each Use and the benefit to the project of each Use.

Weave Data Tutorial Weave Data TutorialTutorial for Weave Magazine 03.10 about visualizing network data Client: Weave Magazine / Page publisher We all use twitter, write emails, skype and blog all day long. There isn’t a single day we are not going to visit websites like google, youtube, the website of our favorite newspaper or social network and browse through the web. Despite that, or actually because of it, everybody tends to use the web in a different manner. To visualize this fact and the traces we leave on our journey through the internet and to reveal some of the hidden patterns of our everyday online life, weave magazine asked us to create a data visualization of the online activity of several interaction designers, artists and developers.To explain the process behind the visualization and to give every reader the chance to create his own log-file and graph, we also wrote a 8-page tutorial describing how to collect, analyze and visualize this kind of data. Weave Article How to read kiefer_100224

GeoNetwork opensource Infos sur le projet Fiche GeoNetwork opensource: a standards based Geographic Data and Information Management System for the web Home Page: Project Flyer: GeoNetwork_opensource_20_Flyer.pdf Articles: GeoNetwork_opensource related articles Mailing Lists: geonetwork-devel and geonetwork-users Software: downloads Description GeoNetwork opensource is a catalog application to manage spatially referenced resources. GeoNetwork opensource has been developed to connect spatial information communities and their data using a modern architecture, which is at the same time powerful and low cost, based on the principles of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and International and Open Standards for services and protocols (a.o. from ISO/TC211 and OGC). Features

BIM Adoption Expands from 17% in 2007 to over 70% in 2012, According to New McGraw-Hill Construction Report - In The Fold For the First Time, More Contractors are using BIM than Architects McGraw Hill just published results of its new SmartMarket Report: The Business Value of BIM in North America. The report presented highlights of its new research showing the rapid advance of Building Information Modeling (BIM) usage by architects, engineers, contractors and owners in North America. The percentage of companies using BIM jumped from 17% in 2007, to 49% in 2009, to 71% in 2012; For the first time ever, more contractors (74%) are using BIM than architects (70%); All users report increased business benefits from BIM including better profits, more accurate documentation, less rework, reduced project duration, fewer claims and the ability to offer new services; Almost 40% of BIM users are heavily committed to it, doing over 60% of their work in BIM. This study also points to important trends in the AEC industry: The strong growth of BIM in construction. For more information on the report, please go here.

10 Awesome Free Tools To Make Infographics Advertisement Who can resist a colourful, thoughtful venn diagram anyway? In terms of blogging success, infographics are far more likely to be shared than your average blog post. Designing An Infographic Some great tips for designing infographics: Keep it simple! Ideas for infographic formats include: Timelines;Flow charts;Annotated maps;Graphs;Venn diagrams;Size comparisons;Showing familiar objects or similar size or value. Here are some great tutorials on infographic creation: Creating Your Infographic Plan and research.If required, use free software to create simple graphs and visualisations of data.Use vector graphic software to bring these visualisations into the one graphic. Ultimately, if you have a little design skill, the very best approach is to create all the simple graphs and illustrations yourself using vector graphic software. Free Online Tools For Creating Infographics Stat Planet Hohli Hohli is an intuitive, simple online chart maker. Creately New York Times Many Eyes Wordle Tableau

Développement de CityPulse Une plate-forme web fédérative de partage des mesures environnementales urbaines. La plate-forme : cœur du projet City Pulse Si l’objet "Montre Verte" a capté l’attention des médias pendant Futurs en Seine, du point de vue des partenaires, c’est la plate-forme web CityPulse qui forme le véritable cœur du projet. L’objet du projet est de faire passer CityPulse à un stade industriel et entièrement ouvert, celui d’une plate-forme web fédérative de partage des mesures environnementales : Qui accueille des mesures issues de plusieurs types de capteurs, produits et exploités par des acteurs différents. Une plate-forme d’innovation sociale et technologique Le projet produira donc le prototype opérationnel d’une plate-forme web entièrement ouverte, alimentée par des sources de données disparates et évolutives, exploitée par des multiples acteurs à des fins de recherche, de décision publique et de création de services innovants. Partenaires de cette étape En savoir plus

Shades of Grey Second week back at work. It's been hectic, so first post is going to be a mixed bag of memories. RTC 2012 USA was brilliant. First of all the people. So many new friends and internet connections come alive in the flesh. I hope I can stay in touch with you all. England was all scattered showers & brief sunny periods. The building themselves are fascinating. That evening I saw my 3 cousins, who have lived their lives close to Barnsley where we grew up. The final weekend took me to London and some quality time with my youngest son. London has been doing a great job of inserting new high-tech interventions into historic locations this past few years. I saw the new insertions at Kings Cross for the first time last weekend. It was not always thus. On Sunday we took the central line out to Stratford to take a look at the Olympic village, but it was no longer accepting visitors so we had to make do with the new Shopping Mall.

Data visualisation: in defence of bad graphics | News Are most online data visualisations, well, just not very good? It's an issue we grapple with a lot - and some of you may have noticed a recent backlash against many of the most common data visualisations online. Poor Wordle - it gets the brunt of it. It was designed as an academic exercise that has turned into a common way of showing word frequencies (and yes, we are guilty of using it) - an online sensation. There's nothing like ubiquitousness to turn people against you. In the last week alone, New York Times senior software architect Jacob Harris has called for an end to word clouds, describing them as the "mullets of the Internet". While on Poynter, the line is that "People are tired of bad infographics, so make good ones" Awesomely bad infographics from How to Interactive Design Photograph: How To Interactive Design Grace Dobush has written a great post explaining how to produce clear graphics, but can't resist a cry for reason. What's the big deal? A little extreme, no? More open data

Archiwebture — Accueil View Range explained View Range is a concept that you will get your head around (hopefully!) sooner or later. So why don’t we make it “Sooner”? Once you are comfortable in controlling the various parameters contained within the View Range control panel, you’ll be able to easily manipulate exactly what is displayed in your Plan & Reflected Ceiling Views. In the usual “Revit Zone style”, we’ll deal with the concept by means of a worked example. So what I’m going to do first is set up a very simple building with some key levels in it. So here goes. And here are the Levels that are in this Project…. And if we take a look at a Plan View, we can see that we have placed a simple desk and 4 chairs on the ground floor. So let’s put the model aside for a moment and cover a bit of the theory. We find the View Range control panel by looking in the View Properties panel for a plan view. If we go ahead and click on “Edit” we get to see the View Range Panel itself… The panel itself is fairly simple. All as you may expect.

GeoVation » Enter the Challenge Entrepreneurs, developers, community groups, innovators – enter the GeoVation Challenge for a chance to win a slice of innovation funding to help you develop your idea. There will be funding for ideas that make best use of Ordnance Survey data, including OS OpenData. How can we encourage active lifestyles in Britain? Enter the Challenge This challenge has now closed. See who won our previous challenges on the winners page. How does the GeoVation Challenge Programme work? The GeoVation Challenge process works like this: 1. 2. Setup your profile, describing your background, motivation, skills you offer and skills you are looking forPost ideas, comment on and rate others ideasConnect with people that share the same passions as you? These questions may help you submit your idea What problem are you solving? 3. See feedback from previous GeoVation Camps. 4. GeoVation may also offer further support to finalists to help them implement their ideas, where possible. Happy GeoVating!

Web design: 6 tendances fortes pour 2014 L’année 2014 commence à peine que de nouvelles tendances dans le monde du design se profilent. Le Web Design Ledger dresse ainsi le tableau des tendances qui marqueront le webdesign cette année, parmi elles: Le Flat Design: c’est la tendance qui s’est le plus imposée en 2013. Apple l’a utilisé dans iOS 7, en mettant par la même occasion le « skeumorphisme » (son opposé) au placard. Il s’agit ici de se débarrasser de tout effet de profondeur pour éviter une impression de superflu visuel. La typographie expérimentale: désormais les graphistes se lâchent avec les polices, l’espacement typographiques etc. Les menus déroulants: pour une meilleure expérience de navigation, les menus déroulants sont de plus en plus utilisés. Le défilement infini: encore une fois c’est la simplicité qui est recherchée. Des couleurs simples: en 2014, de nombreux sites devraient revoir en en partie leur charte graphique. Le reponsive design: il a été très utilisé en 2013 et ce n’est sans doute pas fini.