New, Easier-to-Use Products Help GIS, Mapping & Land Use Professionals Save Time and Money
SAN RAFAEL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 30, 2003-- Many companies are using Autodesk mapping software to efficiently create, manage, and share digital design information and to eliminate time-consuming data conversion. Expanding the capabilities of earlier versions, Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSK), the world's leading design software and digital content company, announced today the availability of new releases of Autodesk Map(TM) 2004, Autodesk(R) Raster Design 2004, and Autodesk Map(TM) Series 2004. The Series is composed of Autodesk Map(TM) 2004, Autodesk(R) Raster Design 2004, and Autodesk Envision(TM) 8 software, which is the newest version of the former Autodesk(R) Onsite Desktop product. All of these applications are completely integrated to allow users to create, maintain, analyze, and present precise GIS and mapping data in a more intuitive way.
Autodesk Map Series gives customers the creation, integration, and
maintenance tools of Autodesk Map 2004 plus the raster integration
features in Autodesk Raster Design 2004 software, providing the
complete toolset that customers can use and share throughout the
project workflow. In addition, the Series gives users the complete
AutoCAD 2004 functionality. Autodesk Map Series also combines these
tools with the new, easy-to-use Autodesk Envision 8 software for
display, query, and presentation of mapping and design data.
"Now mapping and infrastructure management professionals can use
and share this toolset throughout all phases of workflow -- creation,
integration, maintenance, analysis, and presentation," said Chris
Bradshaw, vice president of the Autodesk Infrastructure Solutions
Division. "By purchasing Autodesk Map Series, GIS and mapping
professionals not only receive great value but all the full-featured
tools for parcel mapping, land use planning, outside
plant/infrastructure design and management, and field service and
Features & Benefits of Mapping Tools
Autodesk's new versions of its mapping software are part of an
entire Autodesk workflow solution. Some of the latest enhancements are
Autodesk Map 2004 (For more Features and Benefits, go to
|--||Specify color settings using true color and color books such as PANTONE(R), and apply gradient fills to polygon objects.|
|--||Identify, define, and manipulate data in a more intuitive way using classification.|
|--||Move beyond file-based systems with improved Autodesk Map and Oracle(R) Spatial integration.|
Autodesk Raster Design 2004 (For more Features & Benefits, go to
-- Select text or tables from scanned drawings or maps and
convert them to AutoCAD text and multiline text (mtext) using
Optical Character Recognition.
-- Adjust contrast and brightness using the Tonal Adjustment
feature to enhance existing photos.
-- Manipulate individual colors and entire palettes for 8-bit
images using Palette Manager.
Autodesk Envision 8 (For more Features & Benefits, go to
-- Extend the functionality of Autodesk Envision 8 software with
new features in the Application Programming Interface (API)
based on Microsoft .NET.
-- Take applications and data into the field with special tools
and interface options to support Microsoft Tablet PC
-- Direct support for AutoCAD 2004 DWG data, so you can
capitalize on the world's leading CAD software data format.
Autodesk Map Series 2004 (For more Features & Benefits, go to
-- Save money and get three applications - Autodesk Map 2004,
Autodesk Raster Design 2004 and Autodesk Envision 8 -- in one
-- Create highly precise maps and spatial databases, and benefit
from a completely integrated solution that allows data to move
cleanly from one function to the next while maintaining the
-- Access every tool needed for every stage in a mapping project.
Create and edit map data; import and export other map files;
perform analysis of spatial data; integrate raster information
such as satellite imagery; author interactive maps for
distribution using Autodesk's companion web and mobile
technologies; take data into the field on Tablet PC devices.
Availability and Purchasing Options
Autodesk Map Series 2004, Autodesk Map 2004, Autodesk Raster
Design 2004 and Autodesk Envision 8 software products are currently
available in English. They will be available soon in French, German,
Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified and Traditional
The most effective way to receive any new Autodesk release is
through the Autodesk(R) Subscription Program. For the latest
information on the Autodesk Subscription Program, including
availability and purchase requirements, visit
www.autodesk.com/subscription or contact your Authorized Autodesk
For more information on pricing and availability, contact your
Authorized Autodesk Reseller or Autodesk at 800-964-6432.
Autodesk is the world's leading design software and digital
content company, offering customers progressive business solutions
through powerful technology products and services. Autodesk helps
customers in the building, manufacturing, infrastructure, digital
media, and wireless data services fields increase the value of their
digital design data and improve efficiencies across their entire
project lifecycle management processes. For more information about the
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