Volume XLII-2/W5
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W5, 467-473, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W5-467-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W5, 467-473, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W5-467-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  18 Aug 2017

18 Aug 2017

SPATIAL DMBS ARCHITECTURE FOR A FREE AND OPEN SOURCE BIM

S. Logothetis, E. Valari, E. Karachaliou, and E. Stylianidis S. Logothetis et al.
  • School of Spatial Planning and Development, Faculty of Engineering, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, 54124, Greece

Keywords: BIM, IFC, FOSS, DBMS

Abstract. Recent research on the field of Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology, revealed that except of a few, accessible and free BIM viewers there is a lack of Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) BIM software for the complete BIM process. With this in mind and considering BIM as the technological advancement of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) systems, the current work proposes the use of a FOSS CAD software in order to extend its capabilities and transform it gradually into a FOSS BIM platform. Towards this undertaking, a first approach on developing a spatial Database Management System (DBMS) able to store, organize and manage the overall amount of information within a single application, is presented.