The power of CAD/GIS in GstarCAD

Spatial Manager for GstarCAD is a powerful GstarCAD plug-in developed for users who need to import, export, transform and manage spatial data in a simple, fast and inexpensive way

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Import spatial data into GstarCAD

Imports spatial data, into new or existing GstarCAD drawings, as GstarCAD objects and Extended Entity Data (EED)

Spatial Manager™ for GstarCAD imports spatial data, into new or existing GstarCAD drawings, as GstarCAD objects and Extended Entity Data (EED), using a powerful wizard which lets the user choose or select all the necessary import parameters in order to get differentiated spatial information in a CAD drawing

Batch-import, automatic layering, fill of polygons, blocks according data values and mapped attributes, labeling, elevation, thickness or the spatial filters are only part of the application functionality when importing from spatial files, data servers, data stores, etc. (Data Providers list)

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Export spatial data from GstarCAD

Export objects from the drawing to spatial files or databases, and saves their Extended Entity Data (EED) as alphanumeric data tables

Spatial Manager™ for GstarCAD exports objects from the drawing to spatial files or databases, and saves their Extended Entity Data (EED) as alphanumeric data tables using a wizard, which shares some of the steps with the import wizard. In the same way, the user can choose or select the export parameters to define all the target data among a great number of possibilities

There are options to export the Coordinates, Length or Area, the objects Layer, Handle and Elevation, the Attributes and the name of the Block references and their properties, the Texts and their properties, etc. The objects will be automatically filtered when exporting, and all the geometric operations needed to fit the target data format (such as segmenting curved objects) are automatically performed

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Data management, query and edition

Manage the alphanumeric data attached to the objects, design and edit the structure which will be used to store the data

Spatial Manager™ for GstarCAD will manage the alphanumeric data which may come attached to the objects in the import processes themselves but the users can also design and edit the structure which will be used to store the data. They can manage the tables and the fields according to their own needs

In addition, the data values can be modified in the palette of the application and there are commands to select objects by Queries or according to the table that they are attached. As a plus, the application also provides a command that allows Zooming to the selected objects

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Coordinates transformation

Calculate geometric transformations of the objects in the import and export processes

Spatial Manager™ for GstarCAD will calculate geometric transformations of the objects in the import and export processes, which will depend on the chosen Coordinate System (CRS) for the source and target data

The user can choose the appropriate CRSs from a complete CRS catalog or from a list which includes the most recent used CRSs

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Background Maps

Choose from among a lot of dynamic Backgrounds Maps from providers such as OpenStreetMap, Bing, MapBox, Ordnance Survey, etc., or configure your own maps from TMS, WMS or WMTS servers

Spatial Manager™ for GstarCAD allows to the GstarCAD users choose from among a lot of dynamic Backgrounds Maps from many providers such as OpenStreetMap, Bing, MapBox, Ordnance Survey, etc., or customized maps from TMS, WMS or WMTS servers. These maps will enhance the drawings quality and will let the users compare and check better

The map images are automatically updated when the drawing view changes (zoom, pan, etc.) and the images resolution is automatically adapted to the view size. The user can take static geo-referenced Snapshots of the Maps, as well as export/import customized map definitions to be shared with other users

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Data grid

The Data Grid palette allows you to view, edit, etc. the objects data in any table in the drawing. You can also select objects from the Data Grid, export the data from the tables and more

The Data Grid, which is fully interactive and automatically synchronized with the current drawing, is the main application tool for any task related to the management of object data and linked objects

Like any GstarCAD palette, the Data Grid can be arranged, resized, docked, undocked, grouped, self-collapsed, etc. You will be able to sort data rows and columns, design the data columns you are interested in displaying, use multiple functions through the right button and access the main application commands related to data tables

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Search Locations

Geo-locate in your drawing postal addresses, streets, neighborhoods or other geographical objects

Spatial Manager™ for GstarCAD include functions to geo-locate in your drawing postal addresses, streets, neighborhoods or other geographical objects

It allows you to access a text search window of locations and automatically zoom in or insert the geometry of the selected location or rectangular envelope

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Terrains

Create Terrains and other related objects (3D Points, Contours, etc.) from 3D data or from Elevation services

The Spatial Manager™ for GstarCAD Terrain wizard allows to the GstarCAD users create Terrains and other related objects (3D Points, Contours, etc.) from 3D data (Points, Meshes, etc.) or from online Elevation services

Customize Contours (2D or 3D, parametric Labeling, etc.), choose advanced options in the 3D creation processes, etc.

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Publishing to Google Earth

Export all or part of the objects in the visible Layers of the drawing and their data to a KML or KMZ file

Spatial Manager™ for GstarCAD includes a specific command designed to Export all or part of the objects in the visible Layers of the drawing and their data, to a KML or KMZ file (Google Earth) through a one-click operation

The current Layers organization and the properties of the Layers and objects are considered when creating the resulting GE file, and this file can be opened directly in Google Earth (if installed)

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Import tasks

Save Tasks to replay import processes (including all process parameters) so many times as desired

Spatial Manager™ for GstarCAD Tasks allows you to repeat any import process so many times as desired without needing to enter its parameters again. Manage and execute Tasks in the main application palette

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Multilanguage

Available in English, German, Spanish, French, Russian and Portuguese

The application (interface, windows, messages, etc.) is available in several languages and automatically adapts to the language of the main application

Perpetual License

Pay once, no periodic fees

Application licenses are perpetual and include one year of free updates/support

Resources and Information

frequently asked questions

Current compatible GstarCAD applications:
  • GstarCAD
  • Standard, Professional and Educational editions
  • Versions: From v.2018 to v.2021 both included
System requirements:
  • Windows 7 or higher
  • 100 MB free disk space, or more
  • Windows Installer 3.1 or later
Spatial files
  • ESRI Shape file - (SHP)
  • Google Earth file - (KML, KMZ)
  • OpenStreetMap file - (OSM, PBF) (1)
  • LiDAR file - (LAS, LAZ) (1)
  • GPS exchange format file - (GPX) (1)
  • ASCII text file - (ASC, CSV, NEZ, TXT, XYZ, UPT)
  • SQLite file - (SQLITE, DB)
  • GeoPackage file - (GPKG) (1)
  • GML file - (GML, GZ, XML)
  • Raster image file - (TIF, PNG, JPG, JPEG, TIFF) (1)
  • Autodesk SDF file - (SDF) (3)
  • MicroStation v.7 file - (DGN) (2)
  • AutoCAD DXF file - (DXF) (2)
  • ESRI ArcInfo export file (ASCII) - (E00) (1) (2)
  • MapInfo file - (TAB) (2)
  • MapInfo interchange format file - (MIF/MID) (2)
  • GeoJSON file - (GEO.JSON) (1) (2)

Spatial raster files
  • Raster image file - (TIF, PNG, JPG, JPEG, TIFF) (1)
    • Georeference sources - (GeoTIFF, World files, Google Earth .GEPRINT, etc.)

Spatial data servers
  • PostGIS database
  • Microsoft SQL Server Spatial database
  • MySQL database (1) (3)

Image map servers
  • WMS Web Map Services (4)
  • WMTS Web Map Tile Services (4)
  • XYZ/TMS Tile Map Services (4)

Other spatial data sources
  • Open Database Connectivity ODBC (1)
  • WFS data store (1)
  • WFS data store (FDO) (1) (3) (5)
  • WFS data store (OGR) (1) (2) (5)

(1) Read-only
(2) OGR data source
(3) FDO provider (May not be available on GstarCAD 32-bit)
(4) Background Maps technology
(5) DEPRECATED - Whenever possible use the native WFS data provider

Note: certain data Providers are only valid for some Editions of the application