Model-based GIS and mapping software
AutoCAD® Map 3D software provides access to
GIS and mapping data to support planning, design and data
management. Intelligent models and CAD tools help you to
apply regional and discipline-specific standards.
Integration of GIS data with your organisation helps to
improve quality, productivity and asset management.
Access GIS imagery, point cloud and business
With AutoCAD Map 3D software, you can access
and use CAD and GIS data from a range of sources. With
comprehensive gas, water, wastewater and electric industry
data models, you can more easily organise disparate asset
information and apply industry standards and business
Topographical data access and editing
Topographical data directly from the source
Using open-source Feature Data Object (FDO) technology,
AutoCAD Map 3D provides direct access to GIS data from many
spatial and topographical data sources.
Data sources include ESRI files and managed geodatabases,
Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, PostGIS, PostgreSQL, SQLite
and MySQL. Access aerial and satellite imagery and connect
to web mapping and web feature services to take advantage of
publicly available data. Direct access means no data
translations, which helps to support data integrity. The
open, standards-based database support enables you to join
CAD objects more easily to commonly used databases and
spreadsheets and to store CAD and geospatial data in
relational database management and GIS systems.
Data access and management (enhanced)
Enhanced Microsoft Excel spreadsheet abilities enable you to
join attribute and GIS data and edit the Excel data stored
inside AutoCAD Map 3D.
Additionally, improved spatial database tools enable you to
store and use multiple geometric representations of your
infrastructure assets, giving you the flexibility to choose
the geometry that best suits your deliverable requirements.
Rich survey tools enable you to easily import, compute and
manage field measurements and topographical data acquired
from GPS and terrestrial sources.
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custom field codes that can be mapped to database
attributes, making asset collection more efficient.
Additional survey functionality includes:
GSI, CPlan RO, ASCII point and LandXML data import
database and schema
Automatic creation of features
Surfaces and point cloud tools
Create large-scale surface models from points and contour
data, and create contours from surfaces.
Visualise and analyse topographical data, including digital
level models (DGM) and ESRI GRID files for level, crossfall
and aspect. Drape aerial photographs and vector data onto
surfaces for revealing 3D renderings and perform sunlight
studies with hill shading. Additional point cloud tools
enable you to import and visualise large sets of 3D laser
scanning/LIDAR data sets (often with hundreds of millions of
points). You can also stylise point clouds by LAS
classification, spatial extents, elevation or intensity.
GIS analysis and planning tools
GIS analysis and planning tools help you answer questions
and make better decisions about your data.
Features and functionality make visualisation and evaluation
of design and geospatial information easier:
information in vector and tabular formats together
buffer, tracing and overlay analysis
Co-ordinate systems and geolocation
Commercial basemap and geolocation tools enable you to bring
in aerial data, roads and hybrid aerial-road maps.
You can geocode and reverse geocode points based on address,
capture and incorporate data from aerial photography and
convert to vector data.
Create co-ordinate systems
Search for or create co-ordinate systems using custom grid
files and use modern algorithms for transforming co-ordinate
Work with more than 4,000 real-world co-ordinate systems or
define and manage your own custom co-ordinate system.
Perform on-the-fly co-ordinate transformations and use tools
such as Transform, Rubbersheeting and Track Co-ordinates for
more accurate georeferencing with your AutoCAD software
Create and edit symbols
Import common public-domain symbols into a mapping
environment and edit them to meet specific requirements.
Dynamic tooltips and links
Roll over a feature to display properties, such as tooltips
Industry data modelling and management
Data management tools
Manage spatial data in almost any format and use
out-of-the-boxes industry models available for both
stand-alone and enterprise environments.
Create and modify your own data models more quickly and
easily using powerful data modelling tools. Move and convert
data from one data store to another.
Access industry models in more formats
Access industry models in Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle
With the enhanced FDO provider, you can work with enterprise
industry models on SQL Server as you would Oracle systems.
Workflows and feature rules
Using the Microsoft Windows Workflow Foundation (WF), it's
easier to automate repetitive tasks.
Build, save and share simple and complex workflows with a
visual editor. Facilitate more accurate data updates by
using custom feature rules and workflows for industry
Convert data to intelligent industry models
Create and manage intelligent industry models by converting
GIS and CAD data.
Populate a new industry model from FDO data sources or DWG
files and map feature classes and attributes. Then they can
convert the data to a model and save the database as a
DWG/DWT file for use in future projects. Convert existing
CAD and GIS, AutoCAD software data and other GIS datasets.
Configure linear referencing systems
Develop a linear referencing system (LRS) application, such
as a rail or transportation module.
Within your new industry model, define the LRS based on
existing assets and line segments. Then include a prefix for
your LRS, helping to specify the feature classes in your
system. After you define new custom feature classes,
configure the LRS by adding asset relationships. Then, open
and manage a road or railway LRS template.
Industry model analysis
Use connectivity information built into the industry models
to identify connected facilities or analyse the impact of
actions on your infrastructure.
Publishing and interoperability
Take industry model data off-line (enhanced)
With off-line editing and synchronisation, users can check
out industry model data to work locally in the field or with
Extract data in queued edit mode and bring it into the
design process using AutoCAD Utility Design software (US
site), or share it with workers in the field who use
Infrastructure Map Server (US site) software. When your work
is complete, sync and merge the data back into the industry
Desktop to web to A360 (enhanced)
Store AutoCAD software drawings, project files and map
drawing files in an easy-to-access on-line workspace using
A360 (US site).
View and edit your designs on-line or on your mobile device
and share and collaborate easily with others. The AutoCAD WS
(US site) web and mobile application for AutoCAD enables you
to view, edit and share DWG drawings and GIS maps on-line
Publish directly to the web
Distribute your geospatial data, designs and GIS maps
on-line in ways that meet your organisation's needs.
Publish to the Internet using the Infrastructure Map Server
application (US site). Or distribute drawings as individual
georeferenced DWF files, multi-sheet DWF map books, or paper
plots. Also, you can publish a single DWG or multiple
drawing files into a single map definition.
Interoperate with AutoCAD and GIS software
Read, write and convert data between widely used formats.
Widely used formats include:
DWGï¿½Output a DWG file that is readable by any AutoCAD
software client, in both visual and editable modes
E00 from Esr
Generalised Markup Language
Survey MasterMap (DNF) (GML2, read-only)
Product Format (VPF, read-only)
Data Transfer Standard (SDTS, read-only)
Data exchange with 3D planning/design tools
Use the same data for conceptual modelling in 3D
environments to make intelligent, model-based designs for
civil and utility distribution projects.
Share data more easily with Infraworks (US site), AutoCAD
Civil 3D and AutoCAD Utility Design (US site) software.
Dynamic legends, north arrows and scale bars
Improve public view documents, such as maps and exhibits,
with north arrows, scale bars, dynamic legends and more
viewports within the exhibit.
Grids, graticules and map books
Create and publish maps based on US National Grid (USNG)
standards, latitude and longitude grids and more criteria.