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Automapki application creates satellite background image in DWG drawings

The recent Automapki application release 1.4.0 allows users to insert web map tiles directly into DWG drawings and create satellite or aerial background images for the selected working area. This feature gives every AutoCAD, BricsCAD or ZWCAD user a new possibility to design and draw on top of any supported web map provider either MapQuest, Open Aerial or Open Street Map.

Based on user defined working area, Automapki software automatically downloads overlapping web map tiles, merges, wraps into the currently selected geographical coordinate system and creates one GeoTIF tiled image that is finally inserted into the current drawing model space. The satellite background georeferenced TIFF image is saved in the selected local path and can be easily reused in other DWG based projects.

While downloading web map tiles is simple and finishes quickly, the process to merge every downloaded map tile and create a single GeoTIF aerial image is time consuming, strongly dependent on the available memory, processor power and overall system performance. That is why the Automapki add-on limits the number of map tiles in the final GeoTIFF image to four hundred. However it does not limit the number of images that can be attached into DWG drawing.

Automapki plugin version 1.4.0 that adds satellite and aerial background GeoTIF images to the DWG projects is freely available to download and evaluate in AutoCAD, BricsCAD or ZWCAD during the first 5 initial days from the product page on our website. The next Automapki application update will come with the support for user defined WMS (Web Map Service) web maps.