Bentley Map V8i Adds 3D to Infrastructure Software

The software comes in three editions to support editing/viewing, GIS/mapping professionals, and enterprise-scale users.

Bentley Systems, Inc., a company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, has released Bentley Map V8i (SELECTseries 2), the only desktop GIS software for infrastructure that is intrinsically 3D.

Used worldwide by designers, engineers, and geospatial professionals who map, plan, design, build, and operate the world’s infrastructure, the software serves as a fully featured, universal GIS platform supporting the creation, persistence, maintenance, analysis, and sharing of 2D and 3D geospatial information. The new release provides time-saving, productivity-enhancing functionality that further reduces costs and risks of geospatial data sharing across infrastructure projects and enterprises.

Jean Pellerin, Quebec land surveyor, city of Montreal, said, “We are currently using Bentley Map for documenting the city of Montreal’s water network…. [The]feature engine allows us to easily create smart infrastructure objects, and we are able to create customized tools to improve data quality.”

The software's extended ability to work with the ProjectWise collaboration platform empowers multidiscipline project teams to easily manage, find, share, and visualize geospatial and CAD content, other project data, and Microsoft Office documents. ProjectWise facilitates fast access to even the largest files, manages change efficiently and effectively, and empowers distributed project teams to work collaboratively to eliminate wasted time and improve project quality.

Richard Zambuni, Bentley global marketing director, said, “Bentley Map has two outstanding qualities that set it apart: it delivers geospatial information meeting the demanding accuracy requirements of engineers working on infrastructure projects, and it makes no distinction between 2D and 3D data, handling both with equal and seamless virtuosity. Moreover, Bentley Map is perfect for the growing number of 3D City GIS projects around the world.”

Source: Bentley Systems

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