The lessons in this tutorial
take you through the entire workflow of building and publishing
a map. You use real data from the city of Redding, California to
do the following:
- Start a map project by connecting to
all the data stores needed by your map. Data stores can include
geospatial databases, spatial data files, such as Shape (SHP) and
SDF files, AutoCAD drawings (DWG files), and raster images. Connecting
to a data store makes the information in that data store available
to your map.
- Style the objects in your map so you
can easily identify them. Styles can help you provide complex information
quickly and intuitively. For example, themed styles can show population
density, water depth, or the relative height of geographic features.
- Edit objects in your map. In AutoCAD Map 3D,
you can check out and edit any type of object using AutoCAD commands.
For example, edit geometry in a drawing file, a schema in an ESRI
SHP file, or geospatial data stored in an Oracle database. You can
then save the changes back into their original format. You can also
use the Data Table to change the properties
of geospatial data.
- Publish the resulting map for display
on a web site. In this tutorial, you publish to DWF format (for
use with Autodesk Design Review). You can also publish or export
to Autodesk MapGuide, or save your map as a static web page.