OpenCities Map Advanced

Expands CAD Environment Capabilities

With feature-based modeling and spatial databases connection.

Accelerate Your Mapping Workflow and Bring Together Digital Infrastructure Assets and Context Data

Define a Feature Data Model with Business Properties

OpenCities Map Advanced includes a rich set of capabilities that substantially increase productivity by enabling feature-based modeling workflows through its schema file. The desktop software allows you to define a set of features to be captured along with their related properties, symbology, annotation, and behaviors.


Connect to the Most Common Spatial Database

Edit, maintain, and manage your 3D city model data including unstructured and structured data such as geospatial, architectural, and engineering designs, point clouds, and reality meshes. Seamlessly integrate with the most common spatial databases.


Customizable Feature-oriented Placement Methods

OpenCities Map Advanced offers placement methods that convert CAD element creation tools into feature-based element creation tools. CAD users can continue to use familiar MicroStation capabilities to create feature-based map elements without learning a new workflow. You can also create in-house placement methods for more specific needs.


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OpenCities Map Computer Software Screenshot

Why OpenCities Map Advanced

To build the foundation of your asset digital twin from heterogeneous sources, you should have in mind OpenCities Map Advanced.

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Unifies 2D and 3D Spatial Information

Ensures data integrity and enforces business rules, as well as integrates geospatial information.

Preserve CAD Standards to Create Intelligent GIS Objects

Generates highly accurate spatial data for infrastructure workflows.

Increase Interoperability

Integrates with the most common spatial databases and data formats.

Accelerate Digital Maturity

Smartly convert CAD drawings into geospatial features and upload them in a spatial database.

OpenCities Map Advanced

Define a Feature Data Model with Business Properties

OpenCities Map Advanced includes a rich set of capabilities that substantially increase productivity by enabling feature-based modeling workflows through its schema file. It allows you to define a set of features to be captured along with their related properties, symbology, annotation, and behaviors. By extending the MicroStation DGN format with XFM, OpenCities Map Advanced provides an environment that ensures geometric and business property accuracy while still allowing access to powerful MicroStation tools.

Image courtesy of Brussels Urbis. Distribution & Copyright CIRB.
OpenCities Map Advanced software screenshot showing a building business properties

Customizable Feature-oriented Placement Methods

OpenCities Map Advanced offers placement methods that convert CAD element creation tools into feature-based element creation tools. CAD users can continue to use familiar MicroStation capabilities to create feature-based map elements without learning a new workflow. You can also create in-house placement methods for more specific needs. Lastly, the Promote feature enables you to convert an existing CAD element into an OpenCities Map feature and add semantic information to it.
OpenCities Map Advanced software screenshot placement methods for water assets

Connection to the Most Common Spatial Databases

OpenCities Map Advanced seamlessly and intuitively integrates with the most common spatial databases including Oracle Spatial, SQL Server Spatial, PostgreSQL (PostGIS), and Esri (FGBD, ArcGIS Server and Online). Establishing a single source of truth for your entire 2D and 3D dataset provides guaranteed up-to-date data for everyone who needs access.
OpenCities Map Advanced software screenshot connection to Esri ArcGIS Server

CAD-to-GIS Features

Organizations often attempt to map their assets using traditional CAD drawings that lack context-specific placement methods and the ability to add semantic information to assets. OpenCities Map Advanced not only fills these gaps, but also helps automate the conversion of CAD drawings to geospatial features making them ready to be uploaded to spatial DB.
Computer software screenshot from CAD files to a feature-based mapping