Exploring AutoCAD                 Map 3D 2011
Sham Tickoo, Purdue University Calumet           Published by CADCIM Technologies, USA
ISBN: 978-1-932709-86-5
Paperback, 416 Pages


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Exploring AutoCAD Map 3D 2011 textbook introduces the readers to AutoCAD Map 3D 2011, one of the world’s leading parametric software designed specifically to create and analyze drawing objects and GIS datasets. Keeping in view the varied requirement of the users, the author has covered a wide range of features such as Object Classes, Topology, Map book, Data Analysis, Data Management, Point Cloud, Query, Survey Datastore, Styling shape files, COGO, Global Coordinate System, Georeferencing, and FDO connect. The methods for creating and analyzing the drawing objects, vector, survey, point cloud(LiDAR), and raster datasets are explained in a simple and lucid manner.

Furthermore, the chapters are structured in a pedagogical sequence that makes this textbook very effective in learning the features and capabilities of the software. Each concept has been thoroughly explained through text, practical examples, tutorials, and exercises. Therefore, the textbook caters to the needs of both the novice and advanced users of AutoCAD Map 3D 2011. Written with the tutorial point of view and the learn-by-doing theme, the textbook is ideally suited for learning at your convenience and your pace.

Salient Features of the Textbook:
·  Detailed explanation of AutoCAD Map 3D 2011 commands and tools
·  Real-world mapping projects as tutorials and with step-by-step explanation
·  Emphasis on why and how with explanation
·  Tips and Notes throughout the textbook
·  416 pages of heavily illustrated text  
·  Self-Evaluation Tests, Review Questions, and Exercises at the end of each chapter

Table of Contents
Chapter 1:  Introduction to AutoCAD Map 3D 2011
Chapter 2:
  Getting Started with AutoCAD Map 3D 2011
Chapter 3:  Using Basic Tools and Coordinate Systems
Chapter 4:  Inserting Images and Creating the Feature Data
Chapter 5:  Styling Layers and Using Queries to Filter Data
Chapter 6:  Creating and Incorporating Drawing Objects
Chapter 7:
 Classifying Objects and Working with Classified Objects
Chapter 8:  Performing Drawing Cleanup and Working with Topologies
Chapter 9:   Data Analysis
Chapter 10: Working with Point Data and Managing Data
Chapter 11:
Editing Map and Creating a Map Book
Index

Evaluation Chapters of Exploring AutoCAD Map 3D 2011 textbook (zipped pdf files)
 

  table-of-contents-map3d-2011-eval
c01-map3d-2011-eval  
c02-map3d-2011-eval
c03-map3d-2011-eval  
 
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AutoCAD Map 3D 2011 Files (zipped files)
Files used in tutorials and illustrations of the book
  c02-map3d-2011-prt , c03-map3d-2011-prt 
c04-map3d-2011-prt , c05-map3d-2011-prt ,
c06-map3d-2011-prt , c07-map3d-2011-prt ,
c08-map3d-2011-prt , c09-map3d-2011-prt ,
c10-map3d-2011-prt , c11-map3d-2011-prt ,
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