These tutorials provide an overview of the product and hands-on exercises to help you learn many aspects of AutoCAD Map 3D. AutoCAD Map 3D is the leading engineering GIS platform for creating and managing spatial data. AutoCAD Map 3D bridges CAD and GIS by providing direct access to data, regardless of how it is stored, and by enabling the use of AutoCAD® tools for maintaining a broad variety of geospatial information. Using Open Source FDO Data Access Technology, AutoCAD Map 3D natively accesses spatial data stored in relational databases, files, and Web-based services, providing easy management of large geospatial data sets while streamlining entire workflows.
The lessons in this tutorial take you through the entire workflow of building and publishing a map. You will use real data from the city of Redding, California. As you work through the tutorial, you will do the following:
■ Start a map project by connecting to all the data stores needed by your map. Data stores can include spatial databases, spatial data files, such as Shape (SHP) and SDF files, AutoCAD drawings (DWG files), and raster
images. Connecting to a data store makes the information in that data store available to your map.
■ Style the objects in your map so you can easily identify them. Styles can help you provide complex information quickly and intuitively. For example, themed styles can show population density, water depth, or the relative
height of geographic features.
■ Edit objects in your map. In AutoCAD Map 3D, you can check out and edit any type of object—geometry in a DWG file, a schema in a Shape file, or spatial data stored in an Oracle database—using AutoCAD commands. You can then save the changes back into their original format. You can also use the Data Table to change the properties of spatial data.
■ Publish the resulting map for display on a Website. In this tutorial, you publish to DWF format (for use with Autodesk Design Review). You can also publish or export to Autodesk MapGuide, save your map as a static
Web page, or package all the files needed to edit the file and transmit them to another AutoCAD Map 3D user.
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