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Esri & Autodesk

Location and design working to address global challenges

Growing populations, mass urbanisation and climate change are creating enormous challenges for the world's infrastructure—but also enormous opportunity. It is estimated that by 2050, 68% of the world's population will be living in cities. And we will need an estimated 1,000 new structures a year just to keep up.

What's new

It’s all about context

Think about roads, bridges, waste management plants, gas lines and so on, not just in context of one another and the topology of their natural environment, but in the context of larger environmental factors—air quality, wind resource potential, solar potential, storm impact, flood behaviour, fire behaviour, aircraft noise, soil quality and so on.

Data at the centre

Esri and Autodesk are working to bring together GIS and BIM (building information modelling) across multi-disciplinary teams and project life cycles. The vision is that of an integrated and collaborative workflow that advances understanding of projects in context and reduces inefficiencies, data loss and cycle times.

InfraWorks connects to Esri’s ArcGIS Online

Designers and engineers can now bring GIS content from ArcGIS Online into InfraWorks through the Autodesk Connector for ArcGIS. Content such as roads, pipelines, and electrical transformers can now be directly imported based on an authoritative, current geographic system of record.

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Innovative and strategic

I’m thrilled to learn of the Autodesk and Esri strategic partnership. I’m optimistic this will produce dynamic software synergies. The combined technology sets has potential to benefit our clients.

John Kizior

Global Director, Project Technologies, AECOM

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