Lancaster City Information Model (LCIM)

Lancaster City Information Model
(09/11/2019 – 04/05/2020)

Project partners Garsdale Design, Bluesky Ltd, Cyber City 3D and ESRI UK.

This pilot project focused on studying and exploring the area of ‘geodesign’ technologies (existing and future) to create a City Information Model (CIM). CIMs are the result of the fusion of GIS and BIM data and can have ambitions towards being ‘City Digital Twins’. This pilot explored the platform development, testing and potential for a LCIM. CIMs could have a significant impact on environmental planning and the gathering of qualitative and quantitative data in the Built Environment including Building Information Modelling (BIM).

LCIM Pilot Model

Data releaased as open-data with attribution.
Cureton, P., Hartley, E. (2019): Lancaster City Information Model (LCIM). Lancaster University. 10.17635/lancaster/researchdata/327