Spatial Manager™ for BricsCAD - FAQs: Providers

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What are the data Providers?

Spatial Manager™ for BricsCAD accesses spatial data using their own data Providers. The application can access different data formats and storage systems depending on the spatial data Providers installed

Which are the current available data Providers?

The available standard data Providers for Spatial Manager™ for BricsCAD at this time are the following:

  • Spatial files
    • ESRI Shape file - (SHP)
    • Google Earth file - (KML, KMZ)
    • OpenStreetMap file - (OSM, PBF)
    • GPS exchange format file - (GPX)
    • ASCII text file - (ASC, CSV, NEZ, TXT, XYZ, UPT)
    • SQLite file - (SQLITE, DB)
    • Autodesk SDF file - (SDF) (2)
    • MicroStation v.7 file - (DGN) (1)
    • AutoCAD DXF file - (DXF) (1)
    • ESRI ArcInfo export file (ASCII) - (E00) (1)
    • MapInfo file - (TAB) (1)
    • MapInfo interchange format file - (MIF/MID) (1)
    • GeoJSON file - (GEO.JSON) (1)

  • Spatial data servers
    • PostGIS database
    • Microsoft SQL Server Spatial database
    • MySQL database (2)

  • Other spatial data sources
    • Open Database Connectivity ODBC
    • WFS data store (1 or 2)

(1) OGR data source
(2) FDO provider

Note: certain data Providers are only valid for some Editions of the application

What are the parameters of the data Providers?

The parameters of the data Providers in Spatial Manager™ for BricsCAD are the settings that the application needs to connect when reading data to import it as Objects in BricsCAD from spatial tables or files by using a given data Provider. Certain data Providers do not have parameters to specify. You will see a parameters window every time the application needs them when importing


Sample: OSM/PBF OpenStreetMap file parameters window

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