A BIM/GIS DIGITALIZATION PROCESS TO EXPLORE THE POTENTIAL OF DISUSED RAILWAYS IN ITALY
Keywords: BIM GIS Integration, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Digitalization, Disused Railways, Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Abstract. Digitization processes, i.e., the practice of converting physical assets into digital assets, are gradually transforming the Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Owner Operators (AECOO) industry, and it concerns new and existing buildings and infrastructures. This study is about the management of disused railways and aims to present a BIM (Building Information Modelling) / GIS (Geographic Information Systems) workflow to identify and model disused railways buildings. The workflow was tested on the ‘Potenza Inferiore Scalo’ – ‘Laurenzara’ disused railway located in the South of Italy. The objective is the creation of a comprehensive digital database to help decision-makers give new utility to these existing infrastructures and buildings. And this is because the railway heritage can represent an essential factor in sustainable development processes and landscape regeneration.