CAD and Blueprint TO GIS:
This process facilitates a transfer of blueprint that are not in real-world context into a spatially enabled application such as GIS. This approach broadens the accessibility and enrichment of this information enabling to the cloud making facility data widely accessible from a larger database. Leveraging spatially enabled facilities data, Organizations can achieve more consistency and improve decision making.
Why is CAD to GIS Necessary?
This process achieves more than a straight transfer of data. It uses GIS to store, preserve and transform rich details like CAD annotations and symbology into GIS a database with attributes. The benefit of this transfer lies on the fact that once translated into GIS readable file, data are able to be further used and manipulated; furthermore, the data can be used real-time and are appended with a geolocation.
We realize that both CAD and GIS are widely used technologies. Recognizing their complementary nature through this process of data transfer only creates better result.
Today, CAD Technology Automates Drafting Functions has evolved into more general-purpose 2D map data management tools and has become quite popular in the automated 2D mapping/facilities management, although automated 2D map drafting and general management of map information has been vital to state governments and private organizations, we realize today in this DATA DRIVEN era that even the very basis general-purpose, spatial data management requires a complex and efficient database structure and application technology far beyond the basic graphic functionality offered by CAD software. SPATIAL, LOCATIONAL, and TEMPORAL components have become the new DNA for data management and a norm for efficiently tackling risk planning, routing, space management, and other needs.
Value of Geospatially Enabling Your Facilities Data:
- GIS application can fill the gap left by CAD applications
- GIS data model includes storage through tables and data (attributes) that can be read across graphical and tabular applications and different languages because it uses (points, lines, and polygons and text).
- GIS is similar to CAD approach in that it uses coordinates, but its simplicity and use of topology (networks) to store relationships among various spatial objects make GIS application SUPERIOR for structuring and managing BIG Data in contrast with CAD.
- GIS uses of graph theory to abstract and relate cartographic objects.
- GIS application is user friendly and flexible. Maps features are not stored as graphic symbols, but rather organized as features with descriptive characteristics.
- Map data can be stored in much different form such as table in non-symbolized form and in “relation” to other attributes and Geographical location.
- Data can be updated, managed, manipulated, analyzed, appended, updated, queried, interacted with and displayed as a large collections of spatial data.