To make it easier to extend the capabilities of FDO Data Access Technology used within AutoCAD Map 3D, Autodesk has released FDO as an open source project under the Open Source Geospatial Foundation™ (OSGeo™).
|Examples of Third Party and Open Source Providers Available||Description|
|OGR Provider (supports vector formats such as ESRI Personal Database, GRASS, and SDTS).||Open source, available on http://fdo.osgeo.org|
|GDAL Provider (supports raster formats such as NITF, Imagine, PCIDSK, and HDF).||Open source, available on http://fdo.osgeo.org|
|SL-King Oracle Provider.||Available on http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/item?siteID=123112&id=8824908|
|Safe Software FME Provider for FDO.||Available on http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/item?siteID=123112&id=8824908|
Check http://fdo.osgeo.org and http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/item?siteID=123112&id=8824908 periodically for additional providers.
If you are a developer, you can also create your own data providers. The open source version of FDO Data Access Technology and developer documentation is available on http://fdo.osgeo.org .