Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Enhanced Feature in AutoCAD Map 3D 2016

Autodesk has recently released AutoCAD Map 3D 2016 software with an enhanced Hardware Acceleration option, refer to Figure 1. It gives the user a stunning visual experience to move or copy large datasets. In the latest edition of AutoCAD Map 3D 2016,  a High Quality Geometry (for capable devices) option, as shown in Figure 1 has been introduced to create high quality curves and lineweights, and to automatically turn on the Smooth Line Display option. 

Figure 1  The Graphic Performance dialog box

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Pictometry: A Game Changer Technology

Pictometry, developed by Pictometry International Corporation, USA, is an emerging technology used for collecting aerial imagery and data by using drones. The pictometry imagery integrated with various GIS software is then used for various commercial, government, infrastructural, and international purposes.

Pictometry provides 1 foot or 6 inch natural color images depicting up to 12 oblique views shot from a 40 degree angle as well as an orthogonal (overhead) view of every location flown. These views can then be stitched together to create composite aerial maps that seamlessly span many miles of terrain.

Since the shots are taken from an angle, the pixels associated with Pictometry images are trapezoidal, rather than rectangular. This powerful visual intelligence when combined with the provided measuring and analytical tools leads to an efficient and accurate inspection and assessment of any resource.

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Spatial Analysis: A Geographical Information System Tool

Spatial Analysis is a technique that professionals use to extract information from large amount of geographical data, map them in digital format, and then display them on maps, as shown in Figure 1. It can analyze business data, health data, environmental data, the data fire fighters use for finding shortest path in case of emergencies, and other such data. Spatial Analysis deals with large database and is a powerful tool that can be helpful in day to day activity such as location-allocation study, spatial relationship, etc.

Figure 1 shows Spatial Analysis

Geographical Information System provides various components to manage spatial data, compute spatial relationships such as distance, connectivity and directional relationships between spatial objects, and visualize both the raw data and spatial analytic results within a cartographic context. A user can view, plot, understand, and query the spatial database using a GIS platform.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Map 3D Status Bar Enhanced

In AutoCAD Map 3D 2015, the map tools status bar has been modified to the AutoCAD Status Bar. This gives more display area to work with your drawing. It looks more suitable for the drawing window and command prompt line. You can turn on or off status bar options by using the Customization button available at the right side of the Status Bar. 

AutoCAD Map 3D 2015- Textbook

CADCIM Technologies and Prof. Sham Tickoo announces the release of its new textbook Exploring AutoCAD Map 3D 2015.

To order a free desk copy (Faculty and institutes) click here

Exploring AutoCAD Map 3D 2015 is a textbook that has been written considering the needs of the users who wish to learn and develop their skills in using AutoCAD Map 3D.

The book is composed of 11 chapters arranged in a pedagogical sequence covering the basic as well as advanced GIS concepts. In addition, this book contains a student project, based on the real world scenario, which allows you to practice your spatial analysis skills.
After completing this book, you will be able to
  • Work with the coordinate reference system in AutoCAD Map 3D
  • Create and edit spatial features and attribute data (Object Data table and external database)
  • Attach external drawings
  • Connect to the datasets data using FDO data connection
  • Apply Object Classification
  • Create and manage topologies
  • Perform data analysis
  • Output generation using the paper and electronic media

Salient Features of the Textbook
A comprehensive coverage of all concepts and tools of AutoCAD Map 3D 2015
Consists of 11 chapters arranged in pedagogical sequence, and a project
Contains 548 pages with hundreds of illustrations
Real-world projects and examples focusing on industry experience
Step-by-step examples that guide the users through the learning process
Includes changes and enhancements specific to AutoCAD Map 3D 2015
Effectively communicates the utility of AutoCAD Map 3D