Bridging Between CAD & GIS - 8 Ways to Automate Your Data Integration
Converting between CAD and GIS is a common requirement for projects involving infrastructure, buildings, city plans, and more. Unfortunately, the workflow presents many challenges, like translating geometry, attributes, annotations, symbology, geolocation, and other elements. So how do you allow data to flow freely between these disparate data types, without losing the precision offered by CAD and the spatial context offered by GIS? This talk will explore the power of automated data integration workflows for CAD and GIS. First, we’ll discuss challenges and scenarios for CAD-to-GIS translations, and demo how to use FME to power a digital plan submission portal that validates CAD data and integrates it into the central GIS repository. Next, we’ll discuss challenges and scenarios for GIS-to-CAD conversions, and demo how to build an automated FME workflow for requesting CAD data from GIS. At the end of the talk, you'll know how to achieve harmony between CAD & GIS by automating its integration.
Dale Lutz & Jovita Chan