When used together effectively, computer-aided design (CAD) and geospatial information systems (GIS) have a solid track record for streamlining decision making and reducing inefficiencies in the design, planning, and execution of critical operations and projects. And a growing number of engineering tasks in numerous fields—including design, architecture, construction, and asset management—now require the knowledge of many interrelated yet disconnected CAD/GIS tools and task-specific software.
A multidisciplinary resource delineating existing and emerging solutions for CAD/GIS integration issues, CAD and GIS Integration provides a clear understanding of the state of the art in this area of growing importance. It brings together in-depth descriptions of existing and emerging techniques, methodologies, and technologies to examine approaches that enable data and operations interoperability between CAD/GIS. Starting with a review of fundamental concepts and theories, the book:
From early developments to current trends and future directions, this concise resource allows you to get up to speed quickly on what it takes to get the most of these two dynamic technologies. Numerous example applications of effective CAD/GIS integration provide the understanding needed to improve designs, make better decisions, and reduce or even eliminate costly errors in your next project.
Current Trends and Future Direction in CAD. Current Trends and Future Direction in GIS. CAD/GIS Integration: Rationale and Challenges. Interoperable Methodologies and Techniques in CAD. Interoperable Methodologies and Techniques in CAD-GIS. Integration Standardization Efforts: The Open Geospatial Consortium Perspective. CAD/GIS Integration Issues for Seamless Navigation between Indoor/Outdoor Environments. Semantics in CAD/GIS Integration. Ontologies for Linking CAD/GIS. CAD and GIS Interoperability through Semantic Web Services.