Home » Autodesk Unveils Geospatial Solution Bundle with Autodesk's Powerful GIS Products and Google Earth Pro for Government Customers
Combines Autodesk's Capabilities for Precision Content Creation, Management and Collaboration with Google Earth Pro's Reach and Ease of Use
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 22, 2006- Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) today announced the availability of a new government geospatial bundle that combines Autodesk's powerful GIS products with Google Earth Pro; empowering business users to leverage highly technical spatial data via an intuitive and easy-to-use interface. The bundle is called the Autodesk Government Geospatial Solution with Google Earth Pro, and is available on the General Services Administration's (GSA) Schedule 70.
"Incorporating Google Earth Pro into our Autodesk Government Geospatial Solution creates a complete workflow for government agencies," said Dave Rhodes, vice president of Autodesk Government. "The powerful combination enables professional GIS staff to more easily share complex, precision data with a wide audience of non-technical colleagues and partners that need to leverage that data in a variety of geospatially-enabled business projects."
The combined package enables both professional and technical users to create, manage, share and visualize an integrated data environment that combines highly accurate and precise geospatial data with the imaging and search capabilities from Google Earth Pro. Using the Autodesk Government Geospatial Solution with Google Earth Pro, government agencies can now make rich and detailed global data readily accessible to non-engineering users who can easily use and share the information.
The comprehensive nature of this bundle supports the increasingly widespread adoption of GIS technology by virtually all government business users. As noted in the Federal Enterprise Architecture Geospatial Profile, published earlier this year, "Twenty [Federal] lines of business (63% of the total) are identified as having primary geospatial elements. In the "Services for Citizens" lines of business, 74% are identified as having geospatial as a primary element." The profile goes on to state "The most accurate and up-to-date [GIS] data are data that are collected, maintained and used locally."
"The addition of Geospatial as a new line of business in the FY07 Federal Budget has brought increased focus on GIS applications by a broader spectrum of government users-from business professionals to engineers," said Juliana Slye, director of Autodesk Government. "The powerful combination of geospatial technology made available in this solution delivers usable content to meet an increasingly diverse set of user requirements, and shows the power of what an integrated, non-proprietary solution built on standards can deliver to the government enterprise."
The Autodesk Government Geospatial Solution with Google Earth Pro is available exclusively to government agencies through DLT Solutions, Inc., the Autodesk Master Government Reseller.
It includes the following core software applications: