SpatialNews Press Release
Autodesk Debuts New Autodesk Map Series for GIS, Mapping, and
Infrastructure Management Professionals
Autodesk Map Series Includes a New Application: Autodesk OnSite for Faster and
Easier Visualization, Query, Markup, and Presentation of Spatial Data
San Rafael, Calif., May 22, 2002 --
Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSK), the world’s leading
design software and digital content company, today announced the new Autodesk Map
Series, an affordably priced and tightly integrated suite of mapping and design software for
GIS, mapping, and infrastructure management professionals to create, maintain, integrate,
and present maps. The Autodesk Map Series combines proven technology into a single suite
of software that addresses all parts of the mapping workflow: Autodesk Map 5 for map
creation and maintenance; Autodesk Raster Design 3 for integrating paper-based drawings
and raster imagery into the digital design process; and the new Autodesk OnSite (built on
industry-proven Autodesk MapGuide technology), for easy desktop visualization, query, and
presentation of spatial data.
Autodesk Map Series
Customer demand drove the creation of the Autodesk Map Series, which addresses their
productivity challenges and simplifies the purchase and management of software licenses.
For productivity, the Autodesk Map Series helps solve some of the biggest challenges facing
mapping professionals, including increasing productivity by streamlining the way they work
with and share spatial data, as well as increasing efficiency by helping reduce errors and
In addition to the technical and process challenges, the Autodesk Map Series addresses the
business side of purchasing and owning software. In a single package, the Autodesk Map
Series contains all of the mapping, editing, and query software customers require, greatly
simplifying the purchase decision. In addition, the Map Series is available on subscription,
which eases the challenge of managing multiple product site licenses; provides predictable
annual costs, making it easier to budget; and delivers new functionality in extensions as
soon as they are released, minimizing upgrade disruptions.
“The Autodesk Map Series allows our customers to get the most from their spatial data on
all their mapping projects,” said Larry Diamond, vice president of Autodesk’s GIS Solutions
Division. “Our single solution enables customers to focus on delivering more professional
results faster with confidence in their data quality. In addition, the Autodesk Map Series
helps simplify the purchase and upgrade process, enabling customers to better manage
their technology investment.”
Built on industry-proven Autodesk MapGuide technology, Autodesk OnSite is a new desktop
application designed to extend an organization’s investment in spatial data by making it
possible for a wide range of users to be involved in the design process in order to visualize,
query, and present spatial data for new uses. The software integrates and visualizes live
vector and raster data from multiple sources into a single, simple interface. This
visualization allows fast business query to help reveal trends and patterns such as
customer, business, and marketplace demographics, as well as manage physical
infrastructures. Following are key features and benefits of Autodesk OnSite:
Simple User Interface - Non-technical users can work with spatial data across the
workflow to add value to the design process.
Setup Wizards - Greatly simplified map creation and layer setup and definition allows a
wide range of users to create custom maps
Markup/Redline - Enhances the exchange of information and collaboration increasing
efficiency of the design process.
Data Formats - Support for most industry standards helps eliminate conversion errors
and quickly assembles data from multiple sources for analysis.
Thematic Support - Helps improve the display and clarity of maps by customizing
visualizations based on attribute, object, or linked data.
Publish Maps - Combined with Autodesk MapGuide, users can publish maps to
browsers and mobile devices without losing context, layers, themes, and queries.
In addition to features and benefits found in the Map Series, users can leverage Autodesk’s
resources to further enhance the map design process and maximize their technology
investments. With seamless integration to Autodesk’s customer website, Point A
(http://pointA.autodesk.com), users get an integrated desktop and Internet work environment
and a personalized global access point to Autodesk services and information. Point A
enables them to collaborate with colleagues and clients, and offers access to up-to-date
industry information, personalized newsletters, tips, tutorials and online training. For more
information on the Autodesk Map Series, visit www.autodesk.com/mapseries.
The Autodesk Map Series is expected to be available in the next few weeks. Purchase of the
Autodesk Map Series includes a one year enrollment in the Autodesk Subscription Program.
For more information on the Autodesk Subscription Program, visit
www.autodesk.com/subscription. To purchase, visit www.autodesk.com/reseller to find a
reseller near you
Founded in 1982, Autodesk, Inc., is the world’s leading design and digital media creation,
management, and distribution company. The company serves a diverse portfolio of markets,
including building design, geographic information systems, manufacturing, digital media,
and wireless data services. By delivering tools that foster innovation and creativity,
Autodesk helps customers throughout the value chain leverage digital design data to work
better, faster, and smarter. For more information about the company, see
Autodesk, and Autodesk Map are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc. in the United States
and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.
Copyright 2002 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved.
Eric Sutphin, 415-507-6658
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