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2020 Teaser Tuesday - GIS Improvements - Vectorworks 2020

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7 hours ago, Mark Aceto said:

Speaking of the old fashioned way, I believe one of the benefits of this new method is access to more recent sat imagery, right? So it could be 3 months old instead of 3 years?

 

That's correct. Also, higher resolution images, elevation information, and other analytic information (raster images only at the moment in Vectorworks though)

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5 hours ago, HEengineering said:

I always wondered how to use this in 2017 but never really tried

 

Well, the main part is selecting appropriate coordinate system for where the project is located. Then locate your drawing and everything you draw will be properly georeferenced.

 

 

5 hours ago, HEengineering said:

Is this something that would allow you to see right of way and property lines as well?

 

Not with the default maps. We only have satelite and map image services if you haven't logged it. If you log in, you can search for data in the area of the project.

But for now  we only support raster images.

 

You can ask or look up the servers for your county. They often use ESRI, and you can type in the server address in the Vectorworks feature, and Vectorworks will request imagery from there. This also works with WMS servers.

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45 minutes ago, Vladislav Stanev said:

We only have satelite and map image services if you haven't logged it. If you log in, you can search for data in the area of the project.

But for now  we only support raster images.

 

Where do you need to log in to get more than just raster images - is it Vectorworks, VSS, or ESRI? Thanks.

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10 minutes ago, rDesign said:

Where do you need to log in to get more than just raster images - is it Vectorworks, VSS, or ESRI? Thanks.

 

You can log in to ESRI inside Vectorworks' new feature. Essentially, when you browse for service, you can log in to browse the ESRI's full catalog of services.

 

From those available services, we can only communicate the Image Layer services (raster image). The others are Feature Layer services, the shape file equivalents, which we will support in the future.

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Reading though the posts...this will be available for Architect and Landmark users. Any chance a stripped-down version could be implemented for Spotlight users? I don't think we need the fine level of detail required by others. However, when designing an outdoor event having the topographical or terrain details could be very helpful. 

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@livespace josha good point here, I moved your question to our wishlist area, for all of you to comment and vote on it:

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What a tool, it makes open data and cartography easily accessible to users with no deep knowledge of GIS. With a great potential in our office workflow, especially while working on feasibility studies at the architectural and masterplanning scale. Consistent and user friendly, thanks for it and congrats to the team who designed and developed it.

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