Exercise 4: Try out the sample data
 
 
 

Sample data from each of these providers is included with AutoCAD Map 3D. In this exercise, you add some of this data to a map of the city of Munich, Germany

To work with the sample data

  1. Create a map.
    • Click New Drawing.
    • In the Open dialog box, select the map2d.dwt template.
    • In Map Explorer, right-click Current Drawing and click Coordinate System.
    • In the Assign Global Coordinate System dialog box, for Code, set the coordinate system to LL84 and click OK.
  2. Connect to a surface graphic.
    • In Display Manager, click Data Connect To Data.
    • In the Data Connect window, under Data Connections By Provider, click Add Raster Image or Surface Connection.
    • Click the file icon next to Source File Or Folder.
    • In the Open dialog box, navigate to the Intermap Munich_dtm.dem raster file.
    • Select the file and click Open.
    • In the Data Connect window, click Connect.
    • In the Data Connect window, select the image and click Add To Map.
  3. Style the surface image.
    • In Display Manager, select the surface layer.
    • On the status bar at the bottom of the application window, click the down arrow next to Vertical Exaggeration.
    • Increase the vertical exaggeration to 25x.
    • In Display Manager, with the surface layer still selected, click Style.
    • In the Style Editor, click the down arrow in the Style cell and select Theme.
    • In the Theme dialog box, under Specify A Theme, select Palette and select the Contour Palette.
    • Click OK, then click Apply and close the Style Editor.
  4. Connect to a satellite image of Munich.
    • If the Data Connect window is not displayed, in Display Manager, click Data Connect To Data.
    • In the Data Connect window, under Data Connections By Provider, click Add Raster Image or Surface Connection.
    • Click the file icon next to Source File Or Folder.
    • In the Open dialog box, navigate to the DigitalGlobe_munich.ecw raster file.
    • Select the file and click Open.
    • In the Data Connect window, click Connect.
    • In the Data Connect window, select the image and click Add To Map.
  5. Style the satellite image.
    • In Display Manager, right-click the image layer and click Zoom To Extents.
    • In Display Manager, with the image layer still selected, click Style.
    • In the Style Editor, click Transparent.
    • Click Select and select a dark gray color in the raster image to be transparent.
  6. Connect to a Navteq SHP file to add points representing restaurants.
    • In Display Manager, click Data Connect To Data.
    • In the Data Connect window, under Data Connections By Provider, click Add SHP Connection.
    • In the Data Connect window, click the file icon next to Source File Or Folder.
    • In the Open dialog box, navigate to the Navteq Restrnts.shp file.
    • Select the file and click Open.
    • In the Data Connect window, click Connect.
    • Select Restrnts and click Add To Map.
  7. Style the points to use symbols.
    • In Display Manager, select the Restrnts layer and click Style.
    • In the Style Editor, click in the Style cell.
    • In the Style Point dialog box, click next to Symbol.
    • In the Select A Symbol dialog box, click next to Symbol Library and open the Map - Points of Interest.dwg file.
    • Select the Restaurant symbol.
    • If you want, in the Style Editor, change the Fill Color and Edge Color of the points so you can see them better.
    • Click OK and close the Style Editor.

Where you are now

You explored the geodata portal. You used sample data from Autodesk partner providers to create a map of Munich using a surface with elevation, a satellite photo, and symbols representing restaurants.