A Complete Solution for Surveyors – No Need to Upgrade Your AutoCAD!

1 foot contours over a 3 sq mile area generated in 30 seconds

1 foot contours over a 3 sq mile area generated in 30 seconds. Background image from MapQuest using MapWorks Web Image Tool

Surveyors require a suite of tools that must be both powerful and easy to use. Typical tasks include:

  • Loading survery data from standard formats
  • Layout lots and quickly write legal descriptions
  • Build surfaces and generate contours
  • Import Esri SHP files
  • Generate profiles and cross-sections
  • Create a preliminary grading plan
  • Calculate cut and fill volumes
MapWorks generated these 5' contours from 300,000 points in under 4 minutes

MapWorks generated these 5′ contours from 300,000 points in under 4 minutes

What if you could do all of this and much more for an investment of  $495 and continue to use your exsiting AutoCAD license?

Need to upgrade you AutoCAD but want to own your license – consider BricsCAD- 100% dwg compatibiliy for only $650!

MapWorks is a treasure trove of tools that effectively manages large data sets while providing the cogo, surface, contour, alignment and profile functionality needed by most surveyors and many civil engineers.

It is not, however, a tool for the faint of heart.  There are so many functions in MapWorks that they are often difficult to find. Not all are on the ribbon.

The MapWorks Ribbon showing key features of the software

The MapWorks Ribbon showing key features of the software

The user manual/help file, however, allowed me to find many of those hidden jewels. I am sure there are more to discover.

MapWorks gets 5 stars for functionality and 3 stars for ease of use. At $495 per license, surveyors will see an almost immediate ROI. Any user dealing with “outside” planning and design should have a license.

A quick plan/profile drawing generated by MapWorks in BricsCAD

A quick plan/profile drawing generated by MapWorks in BricsCAD

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About Lance Maidlow

A professional engineer and solution architect with direct experience in a wide range of industries including GIS, water, sewer, power, transportation and oil and gas. Currently focusing on the optimization of design software and field data collection for utilities, local governments and their supporting organizations.
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