Digging Into Autodesk Map 3D 2007



An introduction to the most useful features of this powerful, yet often overlooked Autodesk software. The authors are skilled instructors with direct industry and classroom experience.

You will learn the best procedures for over a dozen common tasks, including:

  • Repairing Incomplete or Inaccurate Geometry
  • Collecting Data from Different Sources
  • Attaching Data to AutoCAD Objects
  • Automating Annotation of AutoCAD Objects
  • Using Better COGO Tools
  • Using Multiple Coordinate Systems
  • Inserting Rectified Raster Images
  • Learning the Basics of Queries
  • Quickly and Easily Mapping your Data
  • Using Object Classification to Enforce CAD Standards
  • Using Topologies to Perform GIS Analysis
  • Creating Thematic Maps
  • Plotting Map Books
  • Exporting to DWF and other Software

This book is suitable for anyone from general AutoCAD users to seasoned professionals in the Civil Engineering, Surveying, Mapping, Land Development or GIS industries. It is 441 pages long, organized into 17 chapters.

This book is largely exercise based, providing step-by-step procedures for many common tasks. While it continues to be used as the framework for instructor led training, it can also stand alone as reference material for users of all skill levels. The included dataset is structured so that you can pick up at any chapter and learn just the features you need to accomplish a specific task. Or, follow the exercises cover-to-cover for an excellent grasp of all the major features of this powerful and versatile software.

If you have an older version of Map 3D, we offer a book written for the 2005 version, which is also recommended for the 2004 and 2006 versions.

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Features and Benefits of All Cadapult Books:

  • Lessons build upon one another using a contiguous dataset, providing consistency through the entire book
  • Skills learned through easy-to-follow, step-by-step procedures
  • Sequential exercises that follow one logical, real-world example project
  • Flexible datasets allow you to “skip ahead” to a relevant lesson, or use as an on-demand reference guide
  • Detailed explanations and chapter summaries facilitate learning and retention
  • Written by instructors with decades of industry and teaching experience
  • Tested and refined in classrooms with a broad cross-section of students

Authors: Rick Ellis, Michael Carris, Russell Martin

ISBN 0-9740814-6-9

Meet the Authors

Rick Ellis of CADapult Software SolutionsRick Ellis, president of Cadapult Software Solutions, Inc, provides training and consulting services to clients around the country helping them get the most out of their design software investment.

Rick specializes in AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Map 3D, AutoCAD Land Desktop, and AutoCAD Raster Design.

He is a member of the Autodesk Developer Network. He is the author of several books including “Digging Into AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010”, “Digging Deeper Into AutoCAD Civil 3D 2008”, “Digging Into Autodesk Land Desktop 2006” and “Digging Into AutoCAD Map 3D 2010”, co-author of “Introducing Autodesk Civil 3D”, a select author for CAD Digest, and an instructor for the AUGI training program.



Michael Carris, Business Development Manager for K-TEK Solutions, is a K-TEK certified professional, an Autodesk authorized consultant, and an Autodesk certified instructor. With more than 15 years experience in civil engineering and surveying, engineering design, and land surveying, Mr. Carris provides consulting, training, and technical support to many public and private engineering and surveying firms across the country. He is known for his expertise in design visualization, GIS, mapping, civil engineering, and land surveying software applications.


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Russell Martin is the technical editor of many of Cadapult Software Solutions’ training books, and is the co-author of “A Practical Guide to AutoCAD Map 3D”, “A Practical Guide to GIS in AutoCAD Civil 3D” and “Digging into AutoCAD Map 3D ” (plus many earlier editions, suitable for learning Map 3D back to the 2004 release).  He has also written many articles and white papers on CAD and GIS software.

Russell has nearly three decades of experience using AutoCAD, and has been a power user since release 11, pushing the envelope in the mid-1990s for mapping and analysis using Autodesk Data Extension (ADE) tools, the precursors to AutoCAD Map.

He has taught AutoCAD and AutoCAD Map 3D to hundreds of users; one-on-one, in small classrooms, as well as at large venues including Autodesk University.  He welcomes your connection through LinkedIn.




Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6.5 × 1 in