The government of Delhi in India has proposed new legislation that will see the mandatory use of geospatial data in Delhi beginning next month. Geospatial data is data that is linked to geographic coordinates. Because the step toward mandating this kind of data use will essential launch data management into the direction of including coordinates, then modelling is the outcome – 3d in this case.
While much of the software used in geospatial work today is oriented around 2D mapping, the power of these software has been largely unused in its fullness (and what people are paying for) because the fundamental shift toward 3D is already included in many of these offerings. Training, education and an atmosphere that stimulates 3D data exchange and 3D model sharing helps to push things forward – so does legislation.
Delhi will become one of few places in the world where such mandates are being created. This net benefits will be a higher degree of collaboration, data sharing, less redundancy and improved creative pursuit. And, cost savings could rise considerably with gains in efficiency. This will be interesting to follow.