Exploring AutoCAD                 Map 3D 2013
Sham Tickoo, Purdue University Calumet           Published by CADCIM Technologies, USA
ISBN: 978-1-936646-47-0
Paperback, 496 Pages

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Exploring AutoCAD Map 3D 2013 textbook introduces the users to the powerful Geographic Information (GIS) tool, AutoCAD Map 3D. Built on the latest release of AutoCAD software, it has various tools that help you create, update, and analyze geospatial datasets for use in field of infrastructure design, layout planning, and spatial analysis. This textbook has been written considering the needs of the users who wish to learn, explore, and develop their skills in using AutoCAD Map 3D in their respective domains.

This textbook covers the basic as well as advanced GIS procedures in AutoCAD Map 3D through comprehensive text and graphics, and caters to the needs of both the novice and advanced users. The author has covered a range of topics such as creating and assigning coordinate system, drawing object and feature object, using FDO data connection, working with object data and database, data store, data query, attaching external drawing and images, and Industry Model Data. Moreover, this book also emphasizes on the concepts of spatial data analysis and output generation using the paper and electronic media.

The chapters in this textbook 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, and data-flow diagrams. In addition, the tutorials, exercises, self-evaluation test, and review questions are provided at the end of the chapter to practice and test your AutoCAD Map 3D skills. Written with the tutorial point of view and the learn-by-doing theme, the textbook is ideally suited for learning the software at your convenience and pace.

Salient Features of the Textbook:
 Consists of 11 chapters that are arranged in pedagogical sequence covering the scope of the software including Coordinate system, FDO data connect, Feature data store, Feature data and Feature data objects, Object data, Data query, Spatial analysis, Industry Model Data, and Map creation
 Comprehensive coverage of concepts and tools
 Heavily illustrated text supported by 36 tutorials, 20 exercises, and 420 illustrations
 Step-by-step explanation to guide the users through the learning process
 Additional information provided throughout the book in the form of tips and notes
 Self-Evaluation test, Review Questions, and Exercises are given at the end of each chapter so that the users can assess their knowledge

Table of Contents
Chapter 1:  Introduction to AutoCAD Map 3D 2013
Chapter 2:
  Getting Started with AutoCAD Map 3D 2013
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 Object Data, and Attaching External Database and Drawings
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 Different Types of Data
Chapter 11:
Editing a Map and Creating a Map Book

Evaluation Chapters of Exploring AutoCAD Map 3D 2013 textbook (zipped pdf files)

  c01_map3d_2013_eval.zip          c02_map3d_2013_eval.zip
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AutoCAD Map 3D 2013 Files (zipped files)
Files used in tutorials and illustrations of the book
  c02_map_3d_2013_prt.zip              c04_map_3d_2013_prt.zip
c05_map_3d_2013_prt.zip              c06_map_3d_2013_prt.zip
c07_map_3d_2013_prt.zip              c09_map_3d_2013_prt.zip
c10_map_3d_2013_prt.zip              c11_map_3d_2013_prt.zip 
Tutorials   c02_map_3d_2013_tut.zip               c03_map_3d_2013_tut.zip
c04_map_3d_2013_tut.zip               c05_map_3d_2013_tut.zip
c06_map_3d_2013_tut.zip               c07_map_3d_2013_tut.zip
c08_map_3d_2013_tut.zip               c09_map_3d_2013_tut.zip
c10_map_3d_2013_tut.zip               c11_map_3d_2013_tut.zip
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