After arriving in Las Vegas today for the beginning of Autodesk University 2014, I have been reviewing my presentation.
This class touches on the following products:
- AutoCAD Map 3D
- Autodesk Raster Design
- Autodesk InfraWorks 360
- Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server
- MapGuide Maestro
- Google Earth
- mapguide-rest project
All this in 90 minutes.
It’s a lot to cover, but it is some of the tools we need to publish data to the web.
There should be a lot more GIS-y things at AU, but AutoCAD Map 3D and Infrastructure Map Server have not had many big functionality increases over the past few years, so they don’t get much press. They still are used by thousands of users everyday, but the tools you use every day are not considered “sexy”.
Hopefully there will be some big leaps in the products soon – like integration with Cesium – or seamless round tripping from DWG to FDO and back (using block rotations, object data, etc) – this was done extremely well with an old Oracle Spatial Extension but doesn’t work with 64bit now.