Seamless integration of Civil 3D Data into GIS

Seamless integration of Civil 3D Data into GIS


Vancouver, BC, Canada: Safe Software announced that its leading spatial extract, transform and load (ETL) solution, FME, can now seamlessly integrate Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D data into GIS system. First in the industry, these new capabilities will help municipalities more efficiently leverage contractor data submissions to maintain their GIS dataset for meeting their federal asset management requirements.

To fulfil government regulated mandates related to infrastructure asset tracking, GIS technicians at municipalities regularly gather data in Civil 3D format from contractors and manually place this information into their GIS. In response to strong market demand for a more efficient solution, Safe Software has provided interoperability for Civil 3D data by extending FME to support reading this format. Civil 3D datasets can now be quickly translated and transformed into information that is immediately usable within municipal GIS system.

FME’s new capabilities provide GIS professionals with significant productivity gains and preserve not only the accuracy of the imported data, but also retain further details from the rich Civil 3D datasets. By implementing FME to quickly import Civil 3D information, GIS departments save replication time and preserve the dataset’s line data alongside elements that were previously not retained due to time constraints, such as object data and the spatial components.

Dale Lutz, Vice President of Development at Safe Software, said, “At Safe, we’re committed to improving data interoperability for GIS professionals so they can get the most out of all of the spatial data they interact with. We’re now eager to witness the innovative ways customers tap into the richness that Civil 3D data holds.”

Source: Safe Software