All Points Blog
Our Opinion, Your Views of All Things Location

  • HOME

    About Us

    Advertising

    Contact Us

    Follow Us



    Feed  Twitter 

  • RECENT COMMENTS
  • NEWSLETTER

    All Points Blog

    Catching geospatial news that others miss. Delivered daily.

    Preview Newsletter | Archive

  • ARCHIVE
    << June 2005 >>
    S M T W T F S
         1 2 3 4
    5 6 7 8 9 10 11
    12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    19 20 21 22 23 24 25
    26 27 28 29 30    
  • PUBLICATIONS

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

The Latest on CAD/GIS

The latest in a long series of articles (I wrote many, I confess) on the state of CAD/GIS integration and ESRI’s take on it, is online at CE News. Written by my former ESRI colleague Don Kuehne, it looks at the differences in the technology and where GIS may have the upper hand. In particular interest to me, Don writes, “Unlike CAD systems, which leave data structure to the whims of individual users or require social engineering to police layer standards, GIS facilitates the creation of data of known quality.” If pressed I supposed I’d agree that’s true; still, without metadata (seemingly a “social engineering” phenomena) GIS data are no better than CAD created data. So, we are not out of the woods yet!

by Adena Schutzberg on 06/08 at 07:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

All Points Blog Newsletter

Catching geospatial news that others miss. Delivered daily.

Preview Newsletter | Archive

Follow

Feed  Twitter 

Recent Comments

Publications: Directions Magazine | Directions Magazine India
Conferences: Location Intelligence Conference | .Map Conference | GEO Huntsville
© 2014 Directions Media. All Rights Reserved