You can use your existing digital (vector) maps in Autodesk MapGuide® software by converting them to Spatial Data Files (SDF). SDF is a special data format for delivering large amounts of data quickly over an intranet or the Internet.
The SDF Loader is a utility used to create Spatial Data Files (SDF) and their accompanying Spatial Index Files (SIF) from a variety of GIS data formats. These SDF files are then used by MapGuide to serve spatial data quickly over the web. Each SDF file typically contains objects of one type: points, polylines, or polygons.
You can use one of the hundreds of supported mapping coordinate systems, or none at all, since the SDF Loader supports arbitrary or X-Y coordinate systems.
For more information about the SDF format or Autodesk MapGuide SDF Loader, read the Autodesk MapGuide SDF Loader Help document.
Features and Functionality
Convert all major GIS vector mapping file formats.
Increased support for text, symbols, and symbol styles (size and rotation).
Includes coordinate system library so you can convert data into latitude-longitude coordinates as it is loaded. New Autodesk MapGuide 6 functionality supports any coordinate system and does not require conversion to latitude and longitude.
Supports arbitrary, X-Y coordinate systems.
Allows object names, keys, and links to be generated automatically by DBMS column name or fixed text.
Supports creation of SQL or CSV files.
Provides option for generalizing map data by percentage.
Requires separate installation of the Autodesk MapGuide SDF Loader.
Read the online readme file to obtain the latest information on the product.
To download Autodesk MapGuide SDF Loader, click the appropriate link below for the file you want to download. Note the directory to which you download the file.
To install Autodesk MapGuide SDF Loader, open Windows Explorer or File Manager and locate the file you've just downloaded. Double-click the EXE file to install Autodesk MapGuide SDF Loader.
Read the Autodesk MapGuide SDF Loader Help document for instructions on using the loader. This document is automatically downloaded with the software, but you can also download it separately below.
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