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February 2nd, 2009
Autodesk Partnership With Dotted Eyes Brings CAD/GIS Integration

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PR – Autodesk has announced that Dotted Eyes, a premier partner of Ordnance Survey and the UK’s largest Pitney Bowes MapInfo partner, has become an official Autodesk partner. As a Value Added Reseller (VAR), the expert in spatial data management will initially concentrate on selling AutoCAD Map 3D, the leading engineering platform for creating and managing spatial data.

Dotted Eyes is leading the way in developing a Unified Spatial Environment (USE), in which the Autodesk spatial data management tools play a pivotal part in the integration of CAD and GIS data. The company’s vision is to merge CAD, GIS and map data into a USE which will offer users more efficient data sharing and better protection of data integrity across entire operations.  

This integrated approach to spatial data management is of particular importance to the public sector where the introduction of data sharing guidelines under the European INSPIRE directive has made selecting a spatial data management tool, such as AutoCAD MAP 3D, a priority for local authorities.    Benjamin Allan, managing director at Dotted Eyes, said: “Becoming an Autodesk VAR is a key part of our strategy to help bridge the gap between CAD and GIS. Working with our range of partners including Autodesk, Ordnance Survey and Pitney Bowes MapInfo will allow us to bring together map data, geographic information systems and CAD software in a shared environment, allowing the cross-functional management of spatial data.    “We hope to create a high quality partnership that will help us to provide our customers with the most effective solutions, offering a cohesive one-stop-shop for all spatial requirements.”   Tracy Stone, Autodesk Geospatial sales manager Northern Europe, says: “Partnering with a leading spatial provider such as Dotted Eyes allows us to build on our extensive global partner network and continue to provide exceptional value and a range of expertise.  We have been extolling the virtues of closer integration between CAD and GIS data for many years now and we are extremely pleased to be involved with a company that is clearly innovating in this area to the major benefit of its customers.”

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