JSEA  Vol.5 No.3 , March 2012
Integrating ACAD with GIS for Civil Engineering Applications
ABSTRACT
GIS is a computerized database management system that provides geographic access (capture, storage, retrieval, analysis and display) to spatial data. Civil Engineering projects involve the management, analysis and integration of large amounts of geographic information to ensure success. This can include a wide range of information such as detailed design drawings originating from CAD solutions, detailed mapping, air photography, geological investigations, population information, traffic flows and environmental models. Although there are some similarities between CAD and GIS there are many differences. The most fundamental difference is that GIS mode is the world as it exists, whereas CAD models artifacts yet to be produced. As a result the data manipulated by a GIS is an order of magnitude larger and more complex than CAD systems have to deal with, and the nature of the data, its sources and its uses are quite different. In this paper, the selected area was Nahrain University. Many data were saved on the site map as a transparence layers built by using AutoCAD (2006). Then a digital library was built for the selected area and many data were saved on the site map as a themes built by using ArcView software.

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A. Thamir Ibraheem, H. Alaa Hassan and M. Husam Abd Al-Husain, "Integrating ACAD with GIS for Civil Engineering Applications," Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, Vol. 5 No. 3, 2012, pp. 138-146. doi: 10.4236/jsea.2012.53021.
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