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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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

Unified CRS system

Use the same tools (the CRS Catalog essentially) to assign the Coordinate Reference System to a drawing, or to define the CRSs to the source and the target when performing the import/export processes

Smart Transformations

The application helps when entering any configuration setting. For example, if you are importing from Google Earth (KML/KMZ), the source CRS is automatically set to WGS84 and the target CRS can be set to a standard projected CRS

Updated Coordinate Systems objects list

The objects list includes more than 15000 Projections, Ellipsoids, Coordinate Systems, Coordinate Transformations, etc. for all the areas and geographic segments of the Earth. This list is often extended, revised and updated. The Catalog includes a set of practical tools to filter, search or group the most recent used CRSs

Transform drawings Coordinate System

Transform the Coordinate System (CRS) of a whole drawing or a set of selected objects, which automatically creates a new drawing including geometrically regenerated objects from the current drawing according to the chosen transformation between two CRSs

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