Autodesk, announced the availability of its mapping solution, including Autodesk Map 3D 2005, Autodesk Raster Design 2005, and Autodesk MapGuide 6.5 software to help customers create, manage, and share integrated GIS and CAD data.
The mapping solution covers every phase of infrastructure lifecycle from creation to management to distribution, allowing users to create precise, database-driven spatial data; import and integrate a wide range of native-format GIS and engineering data without data loss; and instantly update the information and deliver it to those who need it. Users can read and write GIS data directly to and from ESRI formats, Oracle Spatial databases, and other systems, and can integrate most data as well as projections, without conversion, to leverage the powerful synergies between GIS and CAD.
The Autodesk mapping solution includes:
— Autodesk Map 3D 2005, the next version of Autodesk Map, a 2D and 3D precision mapping and GIS analysis tool;
— Autodesk Raster Design 2005, editing and image-processing software that integrates scanned drawings of mapping data like contour and parcel maps, photographs, and satellite imagery with a design or mapping project;
— Autodesk MapGuide 6.5 to build applications, integrate multiple data sources, and distribute the information to a wider audience.
The products are backed by Autodesk Consulting, including integrated consulting and training.