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CAD and GIS topographical data tools

AutoCAD® Map 3D software help you manage geospatial data more easily. Access and edit topographical data, manage and import GPS data, gather existing conditions, and import field survey data.

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    Topographical data access and editing

  • Topographical data directly from the source (enhanced)

    Gain direct access to GIS data from many spatial and topographical data sources using open-source Feature Data Object (FDO) technology. Data sources include ESRIfiles and managed geo-databases, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, PostGIS, PostgreSQL, SQLite, and MySQL. 

  • Data access and management

    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.

  • Survey functionality

    Rich survey tools help you 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: Leica GSI, CPlan RO, ASCII point, and LandXML data import; survey database and schema; point groups; automatic creation of features. 

  • Surfaces and point cloud tools (enhanced)

    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.