Carrying GIS Data in AutoCAD
This story didn’t have a compelling setting, or interesting conflict or really anything except an oppressive global plague where everyone dies except for two of the minor characters. Not sure if the movie was designed to help promote euthanasia or swine flu vaccination, but it is probably not going to win any feel good movie of the year awards.
In my mind a good story has a conflict that needs to get solved, some interesting solutions to that conflict that is inspiring, or clever, and then a happy ending or at least an important lesson learned.
The conflict: I want to create some GIS data with AutoCAD. Do I need to create Shapefiles, or buy more software... what will I ever do? (insert perilous music here…pass the popcorn).
The solution: download the free ArcGIS for AutoCAD and use it to create GIS data using plain AutoCAD.
The happing ending: The AutoCAD file you create will contain GIS data that ArcGIS can directly use.
Lessons learned: Use AutoCAD to carry GIS data rather than deadly infectious diseases.