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GIS Essentials in CAD: Aerial Imagery, Terrain & Google Earth Visualization

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    In this class, you will be familiarized with the idea first introduced by Plex-Earth, that most of the complexities in CAD-GIS interoperability, from data availability to compatibility, can be eliminated if seen from the designer's perspective. Our extensive experience on real-life projects has shown that seamless access to essential GIS data like historical imagery, terrain elevation data, and immersive visualization tools like Google Earth, give a competitive advantage to CAD-based workflows. As such, if you are a CAD user, you can completely understand your project area without requiring GIS skills. As a CAD manager, you can boost your team's overall performance, reduce errors and make informed decisions by accessing geospatial data from top-notch providers like Airbus, Maxar, Nearmap, Hexagon, and Google Maps, all without costly subscriptions. Finally, as a software developer, you can leverage Plex-Earth to upgrade your product offering and augment your customers' capabilities.

    Key Learnings

    • Identify the importance of GIS data for your CAD design workflow and the challenges associated with acquiring them.
    • Experience actual AEC project cases where essential GIS data have been optimally embedded into.
    • Learn how to get instant access to historical aerial imagery and 3D terrain data from major providers globally.
    • Explore synergies between various software tools and see how integrated geospatial data can boost your own design solutions.