OpenCities Map PowerView

Provides 2D Design Capabilities

For creating and maintaining engineering-quality spatial data.

Entry Level Product That’s Ideal for Users Who Primarily Need to View and Edit 2D Geospatial Information

Create Intelligent Geospatial Objects

Enrich CAD-based mapping workflows by expanding MicroStation’s capabilities with feature-based modeling. Customized placement methods could be created to accelerate design and avoid error.


Improved Interoperability

OpenCities Map PowerView enables direct querying of and imports from leading spatial databases (read-only) such as Oracle Spatial, Microsoft SQL Server, Esri File Geodatabase, ArcGIS Server & Online, PostgreSQL (PostGIS) and Web Feature Service (WFS), providing you with seamless and intuitive access to spatial data from a variety of sources.


Geospatial SDK Development Platform

Subject matter experts can create their own custom GIS application to meet their unique needs. OpenCities Map provides base geospatial functionality and database connectivity to build custom GIS solutions.

Computer software screenshot OpenCitiesMap PowerView

Why OpenCities Map PowerView

Major utility companies use OpenCities Map PowerView to document and manage their assets.

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Better Geospatial Workflows

Easily edit and manage 2D data in a seamless workflow with quick streaming and direct data access.

Intelligent Geospatial Objects

Provides 2D design capabilities for creating and maintaining engineering-quality spatial data.

Increase Interoperability

Integrates with the most common spatial databases and data formats.

Unifies Spatial Information

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

OpenCities Map PowerView

Model 2D Geospatial Object

OpenCities Map PowerView enables you to view map assets and perform light 2D feature acquisition and editing. It supports GPS and editing capabilities, making it ideal for field-based operations that require feature editing.
OpenCities Map PowerView software screenshot showing a 2D urban environment with business properties

Customizable Feature-oriented Placement Methods

OpenCities Map PowerView 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.
OpenCities Map PowerView software screenshot customizable feature-oriented placement methods

Connection to the Most Common Spatial Databases

OpenCities Map PowerView 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.

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OpenCities Map PowerView software screenshot connection in a read-only mode to PostgreSQL/PostGIS open-source database

Interoperability with Major Geospatial File Formats

You can leverage interoperable capabilities in OpenCities Map PowerView to exchange data with other GIS applications including Esri SHP, MapInfo TAB, and GML. It is also possible to import from databases such as Oracle Spatial, SQL Server, PostgreSQL (PostGIS), Esri File Geodatabase, ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Online. Data can be imported from a WFS connection.

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OpenCities Map PowerView software screenshot importing Esri Shapefile