Using PostGIS/PostgreSQL for CAD and GIS Data

Using PostGIS/PostgreSQL for Managing CAD and GIS Data

This white paper describes how to install, configure, and use a PostGIS database with AutoCAD® Map 3D software and Autodesk MapGuide® Enterprise software.

Today’s users of geographic information systems (GIS) have access to geospatial data in a variety of relational databases and file formats and via an increasing number of web-based map services, which calls for seamless data access in native formats and platforms. Without it, users face the inefficiency and inaccuracies of having to translate various data sources into the format supported by their GIS application to provide a collective “single view” of the data. One such commonly utilized geospatial data option available today to store spatial and non-spatial data is the open source PostGIS/PostgreSQL database software. 

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