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Autodesk completes acquisition of European Geospatial Leader c-plan

Autodesk, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of c-plan AG worth approximately $18 million USD plus net working capital. On May 3, 2005, Autodesk announced a definitive agreement to acquire c-plan — a provider of open-standard GIS throughout Central Europe. With offices in Switzerland and Germany, c-plan develops, sells, and implements geospatial data management solutions using the TOPOBASE geospatial framework.

The TOPOBASE product, based on Autodesk and Oracle Spatial database technology, makes use of open international geospatial data standards, and is implemented at more than 500 companies. Through the combination of Autodesk and c-plan expertise, technology and partners, Autodesk will help customers realize their ideas by providing them with industry-specific solutions that integrate computer-aided design (CAD) and GIS to eliminate redundant processes, improve data quality and provide a new way to easily share valuable geospatial information more broadly. The c-plan acquisition expands Autodesk’s geospatial technology portfolio and further accelerates the development of third-party applications on Autodesk Map 3D and Autodesk MapGuide software.