2009 Ohio GIS Conference
Presentation Abstract and Biography

CAD and GIS interoperability using FDO (Feature Data Objects)

Rick Johnston

Rick based in Bellbrook, Ohio is a Geospatial Solutions Specialist for Autodesk. With over 20 years of experience in the Engineering and Geospatial industries he has served in various capacities with an AEC firm. Since joining Autodesk over 5 years ago as a member of the Autodesk Geospatial Technical Specialist team he has worked with a wide variety of customers in implementing geospatial solutions that include desktop and web mapping utilizing Autodesk solutions. He is an expert in a variety of databases including database design and implementations (notably Oracle) with Autodesk geospatial products that employ FDO (Feature Data Object) technology.

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 11:30 AM - Track 2

This presentation will go over the fundamentals of being able to read and edit both CAD and GIS formats using FDO technology. Attendees will see how using FDO we can connect and edit GIS data in formats like .SHP and ArcSDE as well as Oracle and SQL Server. Learn how simple an enterprise solution can be by using tools you already have and leveraging free spatial databases like Oracle XE and SQL Server Express. We will view how you can use free technology to distribute you CAD and GIS data to the field using a FREE Autodesk format called DWF. Also we will see how using traditional GIS datasets we can georeference your legacy CAD data so it can be used with other Geospatial applications.