Some of my recent projects, mostly aiming at the use of open standards to manage spatial information and at the integration of various kinds of spatial information (especially, 3D geoinformation and Building Information Models).

Multisource Spatial data integration for smart city applications

2020-2022 (coming)

Funded within the EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie cofund ‘Leading Fellows’ Postdocs Programme.

At the 3D geoinformation group, Delft University of Technology (NL).

Aim of the project is the automatic generation of a harmonised 3D map from the assembly and improvement of integrated spatial information, effective support of specific use cases for smart cities.

It is hard, even for the most effective procedures, to overcome the inhomogeneity of original data sources (e.g. accuracy, choice of the represented details, conventions, semantics).

A methodology will be developed, in an interdisciplinary framework, for obtaining complete, up-to-date and semantically rich 3D maps derived from the integration of several kinds of information (e.g. 3D city models, 2D maps, models with design and construction information, sensor data) and from multiple sources (e.g. institutional repositories, open data, citizens).

Ontologies, will be used to achieve such an integration. Moreover, the objects in such integrated digital map will be reciprocally harmonised to be suitable for specific use cases (e.g. building permission checks, energy, pollution assessments).

GeoBIM benchmark project

2019 (on-going)

Funded by ISPRS and EuroSDR

At the 3D geoinformation group, Delft University of Technology (NL).

Reference study on software support for open standards of city and building models. This benchmark investigates the available technical solutions to support research and activities related to GeoBIM, through the use of the open standards IFC (by buildingSMART) and CityGML (by OGC):

What is the support for IFC within BIM (and other) software? What options for geo-referencing BIM data are available? What is the support for CityGML within GIS (and other) tools? What options for conversion (IFC↔CityGML) are available?

A wide collaboration with voluntary participants in the world is develop to build a reference as complete as possible and point out both the state of implementation of open standards and the current issues in open standards themselves.

EuroSDR GeoBIM project

2018-2020 (on-going)

Sponsored by EuroSDR (European agency for Spatial Data Research)

At the 3D geoinformation group, Delft University of Technology (NL).

Collaboration of National Mapping and Cadastral Agencies and Universities from 12 European countries to develop a coherent approach to GeoBIM in connection with stakeholders and current practice.

Two use cases are developed: ‘Building permission issuing’ and ‘Assets and facility management’.

Smart data integration for urban applications

2018-2019 (on-going)

Funded by the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS-Institute).

At the 3D geoinformation group, Delft University of Technology (NL).

The project addresses the use of GeoBIM information for applications in an urban environment. The energy assessment of buildings and microclimate simulations are part of this project.

Other projects

Other projects in which I began the study of my current research topics and first explored their applications.

2017-2018 - DG-ECHO - Increasing Resilience of Cultural heritage: a supporting decision tool for the safeguarding of cultural assets ResCult - at Politecnico di Torino (Italy) - DIATI.

2014-2015 - POR-FESR - Internet of Data for Environmental Monitoring IDEM - at Politecnico di Torino (Italy) - DIATI.

2013-2015 - ALCOTRA - Alpes Latines – Identification Ressources HYdriques Souterraines ALIRHYS - at Politecnico di Torino (Italy) - DIATI.