This double issue of SIGMAG will inevitably be historic. Discussing hte strategic partnership announcement between Autodesk and Esri to promote and develop BIM and GIS solutions. An interview with Nicolas Mangon, AEC Strategy Marketing vice-president at Autodesk, whose team handles exchanges with Esri’s Redlands teams.
This issue uses GIS to broadcast, edit, testify, understand, visit or tell the story and heritage. Including an 8-page dossier presenting the CartoMundi program of the University of Aix-Marseille and the Mediterranean House of Human Sciences of Aix-en-Provence, the work of Jean-Luc Pinol with Maurice Garden on the plate geographical information platform of Paris Alpage or with Gérald Foliot around the Jewish children of France during the second world war, the developments of the Departmental Council of Aisne around the Chemin des Dames, the Department of Val d’Oise to value the historical heritage with the interactive applications of Valdoisemybalade.fr and finally evokes ancient Greece with Johan Petit, a geomatician passionate about historical cartography. But beyond these testimonies and the cases evoked in the main article, it is necessary to note the weak interest of historians, conservatives and even teachers for the geographical and cartographic aspect.
Their Discovery file is dedicated to the Globes exhibition open until March 26, 2018 at the City of Architecture and Heritage in Paris. Its general commissioner Yann Rocher tells us more about his obsession with the Globes. By extension, we present in this issue the work of artist Sabine Réthore and British company – us – Bellerby & Co, who they call “the last manufacturer of globes in the world.”