GIS analysis and planning tools help you answer questions and make better decisions about your data.
Features and functionality make visualization and evaluation of design and geospatial information easier:
Search for or create coordinate systems using custom grid files, and use modern algorithms for transforming coordinate systems.
Work with more than 4,000 real-world coordinate systems, or define and manage your own custom coordinate system. Perform on-the-fly coordinate transformations and use tools such as Transform, Rubbersheeting, and Track Coordinates for more accurate georeferencing with your AutoCAD software design data.
Import common public-domain symbols into a mapping environment and edit them to meet specific requirements.
Roll over a feature to display properties, such as tooltips and links.
Manage spatial data in almost any format and use out-of-the-box industry models available for both stand-alone and enterprise environments.
Create and modify your own data models more quickly and easily using powerful data modeling tools. Move and convert data from one data store to another.
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, 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 data sets.
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.
Use connectivity information built into the industry models to identify connected facilities or analyze the impact of actions on your infrastructure.
With offline editing and synchronization, users can check out industry model data to work locally in the field or with other software.
Store AutoCAD software drawings, project files, and map drawing files in an easy-to-access online workspace using A360.
Distribute your geospatial data, designs, and GIS maps online in ways that meet your organization’s needs.
Read, write, and convert data between widely used formats.
Widely used formats include:
Improve public view documents, such as maps and exhibits, with north arrows, scale bars, dynamic legends, and more viewports within the exhibit.
Create and publish maps based on U.S. National Grid (USNG) standards, latitude and longitude grids, and more criteria.
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 geo-databases, 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 more easily join CAD objects to commonly used databases and spreadsheets, and to store CAD and geospatial data in relational database management and GIS systems.
Enhanced Microsoft Excel spreadsheet capabilities 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.
Survey functionality includes the ability to use custom field codes that can be mapped to database attributes, making asset collection more efficient. Additional survey functionality includes:
Create large-scale surface models from points, and contour data and create contours from surfaces.
Visualize and analyze topographical data, including digital elevation models (DEM) and ESRI® GRID files for elevation, slope, 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 visualize large sets of 3D laser scanning/LIDAR data sets (often with hundreds of millions of points). You can also stylize point clouds by LAS classification, spatial extents, elevation, or intensity.