GeoBIM benchmark 2019

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Finally, data descriptions are available and the results templates are updated with the IFC 4 files!

Some IFC 4 models are added as test data, namely another version of the IFCgeometries.ifc and an Italian building (Savigliano.ifc). In some days, data descriptions will be available and the online results templates for task 1 will be updated.

The materials are ready. Registrations are open!

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Reference study on software support for open standards of city and building models

This benchmark will investigate the available technical solutions to support research and activities related to GeoBIM, through the use of the open standards IFC (by buildingSMART) and CityGML (by OGC):


1. What is the support for IFC within BIM (and other) software?

2. What options for geo-referencing BIM data are available?

3. What is the support for CityGML within GIS (and other) tools?

4. What options for conversion (IFC↔CityGML) are available?


We want you

You can be part of this scientific initiative!

Take part in this benchmark activity by performing one or more tasks.

Volunteers will be welcome to perform one or more tasks using the tools they are familiar with, contributing to build a common reference list of tools to be used for GeoBIM-related activities.

At least one scientific publication co-authored by both the benchmark proponents and volunteers will be written, and final results will be published on the website.

How to participate

And browse the website to know all the details.

Download the call for participation

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Important dates and next steps

March 2019
  • Complete materials available
  • Start of declaration of interest from participants

5th/8th July 2019
  • GeoBIM benchmark meeting with participants and proponents

October 31, 2019
  • Deadline for data processing and benchmark answer submission

December 2019
  • ISPRS-EuroSDR GeoBIM winter school


Francesca Noardo
Ken Arroyo Ohori
Jantien Stoter
Filip Biljecki
Claire Ellul
Lars Harrie
Thomas Krijnen
Giorgio Agugiaro
Margarita Kokla