Free GIS Data Resources


Various GIS Data ResourcesGeographic Information System (GIS) data is everywhere, and it is ready to be utilized by engineers and businesses of all sizes and capabilities. Free GIS resource and free GIS data makes them more accessible than ever.

Thanks to the enormous popularity of programs like Google Earth and technology like drones and LiDAR, the need for this data keeps growing every day.  Fortunately, for those of us in the Infrastructure world, the availability is growing even faster. Read more…

How to Insert Aerial Satellite Imagery into Civil 3D and Map 3D


Imagery of all sorts has become so important to design and geospatial projects that it’s almost ubiquitous. And most people are familiar with the Bing Map tools built into Civil 3D and Map 3D now. But we often have requirements for imagery that’s more dynamic or serves a different purpose, such as multi-band satellite imagery. So let’s look at how we can insert aerial satellite imagery into Civil 3D and Map 3D to use for our design or analysis. Read more…