News / Research by iSchool faculty and students featured in CAD and GIS Integration


Even though they were developed separately, CAD and GIS have often been used in tandem to facilitate design, operational decision-making, and project implementation. In CAD and GIS Integration, published by Taylor & Francis Group in 2010, existing and emerging methodologies and techniques for integrating these two critical technologies are discussed. CAD and GIS Integration is edited by Hassan Karimi (Associate Professor and Director of the Geoinformatics Laboratory)of the iSchool and Burcu Akinci (Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering) of Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Karimi and several iSchool students also contributed articles to this book; articles were also authored by researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, George Mason University, University of Toronto, Middle East Technical University (Turkey), the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Open Geospatial Consortium. This multidisciplinary resource covers the history of the development of both technologies, the current issues and challenges in contemporary applications of both, and the emerging trends in integrating GIS and CAD. In addition, the book explores new techniques for such integration and features sample applications of effective integration, making it appropriate for both students and practitioners.