Digital Twins Event Planning With Realtime 3D Venue Models infographic

Digital Twins: Event Planning With Realtime 3D Venue Models

By Rich Ziccardi | September 30, 2022

From decorating the venue and planning for emergencies to ensuring that attendees find a comfortable seat, organizing big events entails lots of moving parts. A successful event needs hours of preparation and brainstorming to get everything right. This is where digital twin technology changes the game. It uses machine learning, artificial intelligence, and simulation to…

Different Coordinate Systems In GIS Geographic vs Projected

Different Coordinate Systems In GIS: Geographic vs Projected

By Rich Ziccardi | September 7, 2022

Coordinate systems are a fundamental part of GIS – they represent geographic locations and spatial relationships. But what are these different coordinate systems in GIS? How do they differ, and why would you need them?  Read on for more insight into this topic! The Foundation: Coordinate Systems Let’s start by reviewing the core of geographic…

how thermal modeling is used to design energy efficient buildings

How Thermal Modeling Is Used to Design Energy Efficient Buildings

By Rich Ziccardi | June 20, 2022

The two greatest benefits of increasing energy efficiency in the building sector are reducing building costs and limiting environmental degradation.  Common methods of increasing energy efficiency in buildings include improving building insulation, utilizing energy-efficient lighting solutions such as LEDs, and selecting proper ventilation and heating systems. These methods are overarching but can be further refined…

Utilizing Building Information Modeling to Increase Project ROI

Utilizing Building Information Modeling to Increase Project ROI

By Rich Ziccardi | May 31, 2022

When it comes to increasing the return on investment for a construction project, facility managers and private investors are always looking for ways to cut costs and speed up the process. One way to achieve this is through the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM). BIM is defined as the process of using a digital…

Everything you need to know about mapping indoor spaces

Everything You Need to Know About Mapping Indoor Spaces

By Rich Ziccardi | April 18, 2022

Are you looking for an intelligent solution to map indoor spaces? All you need is the right indoor mapping tools and you too can have a detailed map of your indoor space to be used in every aspect of your building. Indoor maps are becoming widely used and proving instrumental when first responders need a…

How to create indoor navigation maps

5 Vital Steps on How to Create Indoor Navigation Maps

By Rich Ziccardi | April 18, 2022

Indoor navigation maps aid movement in large buildings like hospitals, malls, airports, and workplaces. These maps are crucial to property owners who plan or monitor their space usage. But how do we create indoor navigation maps?  These maps are created using indoor positioning technology to provide vital map details of the venue. For instance, a…

A Guide for Building Management and Software

A Guide for Building Management Software and Systems

By Rich Ziccardi | April 18, 2022

All property owners face the mundane day-to-day operations of a given building or space. This issue can lead to inefficiency in building management and rising operational costs. This problem is exponentially more complicated for those with several buildings in their portfolio.  Thanks to the rising numbers of IoT companies, these building owners and managers now…

ARCGIS Why and How to Design Digital Twins

ArcGIS: Why and How to Design Digital Twins [Ultimate Guide]

By Rich Ziccardi | April 18, 2022

Digital twins are a virtual representation of an object or system, and they’ve been around for decades. But in recent years, there’s been a surge of interest in real-time mapping technology.  What is it about digital twins that has so many people excited? And why do we need them? We will explore why and how…

what is digital mapping

What is Digital Mapping? (Uses, Tools, and Getting Started)

By Rich Ziccardi | December 20, 2021

Kate Smaje, a senior partner at McKinsey notes that business leaders now take 10 days to accomplish what they would in 10 months. For first responders and business facility managers who spent the last year running successful businesses, it’s evident that today’s operations are increasingly becoming virtual, agile, and digital-centric.  You’ve obviously learned something new…

indoor maps

Indoor Maps: What They Are + How to Use Them

By Rich Ziccardi | November 5, 2021

Not that long ago, the global community became mesmerized by the images provided by mapping solutions like Google Earth and other mapping software entities. From the comfort of your own home, you could now zoom in to ‘street level’ on an address or location on the other side of the planet. As these mapping solutions…