Still Solving the CAD/GIS Integration Problem

An article in Computerworld highlights the move of Victory Australia’s utility City West Water (CWW) from GE Smallworld to an Autodesk/Open Spatial solution. (Open Spatial is the developer of Munsys.) The new solution will “bridge proprietary formatting problems.”

Darren Pauli goes on:

The accuracy of mapping data created by engineers in CAD was lost when it was transferred to GIS. This is because outdated proprietary file formats were being used.

GIS programs often use inferior technology to CAD apps, forcing staff to refer to original material, according to West Water’s manager of asset information engineering, Grahame Anthonsen


Published Monday, September 11th, 2006

Written by Adena Schutzberg

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