Document and model 2D and 3D assets

With OpenCities Map, you can efficiently document and model assets in a 2D or 3D geospatial environment. Integrate, process, and stream reality modeling data such as large-scale reality meshes, point clouds, scalable terrain models, and raster data for use in a federated environment to improve collaboration and make better-informed decisions.

Because every firm has different needs, there are three variations of OpenCities Map to choose from: 

  • OpenCities Map PowerView – Provides 2D design capabilities for creating and maintaining engineering-quality spatial data.
  • OpenCities Map Advanced – Expands CAD environment capabilities with feature-based modeling and spatial databases connection.
  • OpenCities Map Ultimate – The most comprehensive variation of OpenCities Map, offers efficient 2D and 3D modeling capabilities to document assets in a geospatial environment.

Find out which variation is best for you.

OpenCities Map

Create intelligent geospatial objects and analyses

OpenCities Map offers 2D and 3D capabilities, making it easy for you to create and maintain engineering-quality spatial data of your city assets. You can create geospatial objects using interactive snapping capabilities and also include dynamic labeling, annotation, raster display and editing, printing, and publishing. Perform topology overlays, create thematic 2D and 3D maps, detect 3D collisions, as well as perform shadow and solar analysis.

OpenCities Map

Integrate, collaborate, interoperate

Work in a real-world digital context to make informed decisions, by integrating 3D reality meshes of any scale and adding semantic information. Manage and share geospatial and related data in a federated environment by combining a map-based interface with project, document, and workflow management capabilities to improve collaboration. You will improve team collaboration by being able to view engineering and geospatial data within a reality context and easily share and stream 3D models across project teams. Plus, you can even import and export other GIS formats to OpenCities Map.

OpenCities Map

Create scalable terrain models

You can display large terrain models in a variety of modes, such as smooth shading with shadows. The application can synchronize terrain models with source data such as DGN files, and point-cloud data, so it’s easy to create lifelike visualizations. Save time and improve quality with access to libraries of accurate materials, lighting, and rich photorealistic content.

 

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Technical Capabilities

 

Mapping and GIS

  • Compile and edit data efficiently
  • Build and publish maps and models
  • Enforce business rules
  • Bring CAD accuracy and ease of use to GIS

Map Manager

  • Intuitive, easy-to-use, persistent map definitions
  • Drag and drop layers to control display order
  • Control all aspects of map display
  • Automatic creation of thematic map

XML metadata-driven GIS

  • Property-based symbology and annotation
  • Convert simple elements to smart GIS features

Presentation

  • Thematic display
  • Dynamic labeling
  • Direct database access (DDA)
  • Automatic geolocation of features instances

GIS Platform

  • Execute custom GIS applications developed with OpenCities Map Advanced or OpenCities Map Ultimate

Interoperability

  • Direct reference and import of geospatial formats
  • Web feature service (WFS) read access (query)
  • Spatial data streaming
  • Spatial Databases read access (query): ArcGIS Server & ArcGIS Online; PostgreSQL (PostGIS); Oracle Spatial; SQL Server

MicroStation Capabilities

  • Smart and fast drawing and editing
  • Raster management
  • Display priority, transparency
  • Coordinate system assignment and reprojection
  • Clash detection
  • Access shared libraries of components
  • Expressions
  • Create Text Favorites with Item Type Properties

Geospatial Administrator

  • Manage XFM framework through one interface
  • Runs outside MicroStation
  • Define and maintain XFM project files
  • Define features and properties

Three Choices of Data Stores

  • Connection to spatial DB
  • Store data in self-contained XFM DGN files
  • Use any RDBMS/DGN supported by MicroStation

Geographic Coordinate Systems

  • Define custom datum and ellipsoid

Map Generation and Printing

  • Publish to intelligent PDF, PostScript
  • Solve integrity problems with imported or legacy data
  • Easily adopt XFM schema for imported or legacy data through Dynamic Feature Scoring

Mapping and GIS

  • Create and edit GIS Features
  • Build and publish maps and infrastructure models
  • Enforce business and topological rules defined by the geospatial administrator

Map Manager

  • Persistent map definitions
  • Drag and drop layers to control display order
  • Control all aspects of map display
  • Automatic creation of thematic map from a template
  • Export layers to MicroStation elements

XML Feature Modeling

  • XML metadata-driven GIS
  • Property-based symbology and annotation
  • Convert simple elements to smart GIS features

Geospatial Administrator

  • Manage the XFM framework through one interface
  • Runs outside MicroStation
  • Define and maintain XFM project files
  • Define features, properties, and the capabilities used to build those features
  • Placement methods can be leveraged by third-party applications

Choice of Data Stores

  • Connection to spatial DB
  • Self-contained XFM DGN files
  • Support for RDBMS/DGN

Data Capture and Maintenance

  • Digital terrain model support
  • Dynamic domain lists

Map Generation and Printing

  • Publish to intelligent PDF, PostScript
  • Solve integrity problems with imported or legacy data
  • Easily adopt XFM schema for imported or legacy data through Dynamic Feature Scoring

MicroStation Capabilities

  • Drafting tools to efficiently create geometry
  • Raster management
  • Display priority and transparency
  • Coordinate system support and on-the-fly reprojection
  • CONNECTED Users and ProjectWise Projects
  • Define custom datum and ellipsoid

Presentation and Analysis

  • Spatial analysis
  • Thematic display
  • Buffer creation
  • Dynamic labeling
  • Direct database access (DDA) using the Data Browser
  • Solar/shadow analysis

Interoperability for Import/Export

  • Direct reference geospatial formats
  • Support for Bing Maps
  • Import from: Most common spatial file formats and spatial databases; Web Feature Service (WFS) connection
  • Spatial data streaming
  • Inherit of Safe Software’s FME import and export capabilities, if the software is installed and licensed
  • Publish features to iModels
  • DGN2DB to upload your DGN to a spatial database
  • Dynamic feature inference rules (tech preview)
  • Export feature inference definition to OpenCities Map persistent schema (tech preview)

Spatial Database Support

Oracle
  • Oracle Spatial compliant
  • Two-tier connection; 3D object support
  • Adherence to native Oracle Spatial models
  • Long transactions, optimistic, and pessimistic locking
  • Valid time and historical tables
SQL Server | Post GIS | ArcGIS Server/ArcGIS Online
  • Two-tier direct connection; 3D object support

Mapping and GIS

  • Create and edit GIS Features
  • Build and publish maps and infrastructure models
  • Enforce business rules
  • Split and merge 3D polygons

Map Manager

  • Intuitive, easy-to-use, persistent map definitions
  • Drag and drop layers to control display order
  • Control all aspects of map display
  • Create thematic maps automatically from a template
  • Export layers to MicroStation elements

XML Feature Modeling

  • XML metadata-driven GIS
  • Property-based symbology and annotation
  • Convert simple elements to smart GIS features

Geospatial Administrator

  • Manage the XFM framework through one interface
  • Runs outside MicroStation
  • Define and maintain XFM project files
  • Define features, properties, and the capabilities used to build those features
  • Placement methods can be leveraged by third-party applications

Choice of Data Stores

  • Connection to spatial databases
  • Self-contained XFM DGN files
  • Support for RDBMS/DGN

Data Capture and Maintenance

  • Digital terrain model support
  • Dynamic domain lists

Map Generation and Printing

  • Publish to intelligent PDF, PostScript
  • Solve integrity problems with imported or legacy data
  • Easily adopt XFM schema for imported or legacy data through dynamic feature scoring

Presentation and Analysis

  • Spatial analysis
  • Thematic display
  • LumenRT to create animated visuals for stakeholders
  • Buffer creation
  • Dynamic labeling
  • Direct database access (DDA) using the Data Browser
  • Solar/shadow analysis

Scalable Terrain Modeling (STM)

  • Create and display very large digital terrain models
  • High resolution image draping on STM
  • Display modes: smooth shading with shadows, aspect angle, elevation, slope, and contours
  • STM synchronization with DGN, civil DTMs, point clouds, and XYZ files
  • Calculate view shed from point or path

Reality Mesh Processing

  • Displays large, photo-textured reality meshes
  • Mesh editing capabilities
  • Ground and breakline extraction
  • Efficient 3D modeling using sections
    and templates
  • Mesh classification to enrich mesh with data from many sources
  • Orthoimage extraction on any axis
  • Generation and manipulation of cross sections
  • More flexibility for clipping reality meshes
  • Support for draped images and breaklines in extracted terrain-scalable meshes
  • Access free data sources indexed in GeoCoordination Service to generate terrain-scalable meshes
  • Extract information from reality meshes

Point-cloud Processing

  • Drape and snap elements
  • Classification editing
  • Smart snap
  • Visual explorer
  • Batch tile export
  • Export to POD, LAS, and XYZ file formats
  • Extraction of lines, pipes, and elbows
  • Point-cloud clash detection

Image Editing

  • Clean up and vectorize scanned documents
  • Convert, edge match, and rectify many formats of aerial imagery
  • Display DEMs in various shading modes

Interoperability

  • Direct reference geospatial formats
  • Support for Bing Maps
  • Import from: Most common spatial file formats and spatial databases; Web Feature Service (WFS) connection
  • Spatial data streaming
  • Inherit of Safe Software’s FME import and export capabilities, if the software is installed and licensed
  • Publish features to iModels
  • DGN2DB to upload your DGN to a spatial database
  • Dynamic feature inference rules (tech preview)
  • Export feature inference definition to OpenCities Map persistent schema (tech preview)

Spatial Database Support

Oracle
  • Oracle Spatial compliant
  • Two-tier connection; 3D object support
  • Adherence to native Oracle Spatial models
  • Long transactions, optimistic, and pessimistic locking
  • Valid time and historical tables
SQL Server | Post GIS | ArcGIS Server/ArcGIS Online
  • Two-tier direct connection; 3D object support

GIS Development Platform

  • Utilize Open API, C/C++, C#, NET, VBA, and other modern
    programming languages

*Only applies to direct data access (DDA) graphical source connections (e.g. Oracle Spatial, SQL Server, WFS).

OpenCities Map PowerView

 

Mapping and GIS

  • Compile and edit data efficiently
  • Build and publish maps and models
  • Enforce business rules
  • Bring CAD accuracy and ease of use to GIS

Map Manager

  • Intuitive, easy-to-use, persistent map definitions
  • Drag and drop layers to control display order
  • Control all aspects of map display
  • Automatic creation of thematic map

XML metadata-driven GIS

  • Property-based symbology and annotation
  • Convert simple elements to smart GIS features

Presentation

  • Thematic display
  • Dynamic labeling
  • Direct database access (DDA)
  • Automatic geolocation of features instances

GIS Platform

  • Execute custom GIS applications developed with OpenCities Map Advanced or OpenCities Map Ultimate

Interoperability

  • Direct reference and import of geospatial formats
  • Web feature service (WFS) read access (query)
  • Spatial data streaming
  • Spatial Databases read access (query): ArcGIS Server & ArcGIS Online; PostgreSQL (PostGIS); Oracle Spatial; SQL Server

MicroStation Capabilities

  • Smart and fast drawing and editing
  • Raster management
  • Display priority, transparency
  • Coordinate system assignment and reprojection
  • Clash detection
  • Access shared libraries of components
  • Expressions
  • Create Text Favorites with Item Type Properties

Geospatial Administrator

  • Manage XFM framework through one interface
  • Runs outside MicroStation
  • Define and maintain XFM project files
  • Define features and properties

Three Choices of Data Stores

  • Connection to spatial DB
  • Store data in self-contained XFM DGN files
  • Use any RDBMS/DGN supported by MicroStation

Geographic Coordinate Systems

  • Define custom datum and ellipsoid

Map Generation and Printing

  • Publish to intelligent PDF, PostScript
  • Solve integrity problems with imported or legacy data
  • Easily adopt XFM schema for imported or legacy data through Dynamic Feature Scoring
OpenCities Map Advanced

Mapping and GIS

  • Create and edit GIS Features
  • Build and publish maps and infrastructure models
  • Enforce business and topological rules defined by the geospatial administrator

Map Manager

  • Persistent map definitions
  • Drag and drop layers to control display order
  • Control all aspects of map display
  • Automatic creation of thematic map from a template
  • Export layers to MicroStation elements

XML Feature Modeling

  • XML metadata-driven GIS
  • Property-based symbology and annotation
  • Convert simple elements to smart GIS features

Geospatial Administrator

  • Manage the XFM framework through one interface
  • Runs outside MicroStation
  • Define and maintain XFM project files
  • Define features, properties, and the capabilities used to build those features
  • Placement methods can be leveraged by third-party applications

Choice of Data Stores

  • Connection to spatial DB
  • Self-contained XFM DGN files
  • Support for RDBMS/DGN

Data Capture and Maintenance

  • Digital terrain model support
  • Dynamic domain lists

Map Generation and Printing

  • Publish to intelligent PDF, PostScript
  • Solve integrity problems with imported or legacy data
  • Easily adopt XFM schema for imported or legacy data through Dynamic Feature Scoring

MicroStation Capabilities

  • Drafting tools to efficiently create geometry
  • Raster management
  • Display priority and transparency
  • Coordinate system support and on-the-fly reprojection
  • CONNECTED Users and ProjectWise Projects
  • Define custom datum and ellipsoid

Presentation and Analysis

  • Spatial analysis
  • Thematic display
  • Buffer creation
  • Dynamic labeling
  • Direct database access (DDA) using the Data Browser
  • Solar/shadow analysis

Interoperability for Import/Export

  • Direct reference geospatial formats
  • Support for Bing Maps
  • Import from: Most common spatial file formats and spatial databases; Web Feature Service (WFS) connection
  • Spatial data streaming
  • Inherit of Safe Software’s FME import and export capabilities, if the software is installed and licensed
  • Publish features to iModels
  • DGN2DB to upload your DGN to a spatial database
  • Dynamic feature inference rules (tech preview)
  • Export feature inference definition to OpenCities Map persistent schema (tech preview)

Spatial Database Support

Oracle
  • Oracle Spatial compliant
  • Two-tier connection; 3D object support
  • Adherence to native Oracle Spatial models
  • Long transactions, optimistic, and pessimistic locking
  • Valid time and historical tables
SQL Server | Post GIS | ArcGIS Server/ArcGIS Online
  • Two-tier direct connection; 3D object support
OpenCities Map Ultimate

Mapping and GIS

  • Create and edit GIS Features
  • Build and publish maps and infrastructure models
  • Enforce business rules
  • Split and merge 3D polygons

Map Manager

  • Intuitive, easy-to-use, persistent map definitions
  • Drag and drop layers to control display order
  • Control all aspects of map display
  • Create thematic maps automatically from a template
  • Export layers to MicroStation elements

XML Feature Modeling

  • XML metadata-driven GIS
  • Property-based symbology and annotation
  • Convert simple elements to smart GIS features

Geospatial Administrator

  • Manage the XFM framework through one interface
  • Runs outside MicroStation
  • Define and maintain XFM project files
  • Define features, properties, and the capabilities used to build those features
  • Placement methods can be leveraged by third-party applications

Choice of Data Stores

  • Connection to spatial databases
  • Self-contained XFM DGN files
  • Support for RDBMS/DGN

Data Capture and Maintenance

  • Digital terrain model support
  • Dynamic domain lists

Map Generation and Printing

  • Publish to intelligent PDF, PostScript
  • Solve integrity problems with imported or legacy data
  • Easily adopt XFM schema for imported or legacy data through dynamic feature scoring

Presentation and Analysis

  • Spatial analysis
  • Thematic display
  • LumenRT to create animated visuals for stakeholders
  • Buffer creation
  • Dynamic labeling
  • Direct database access (DDA) using the Data Browser
  • Solar/shadow analysis

Scalable Terrain Modeling (STM)

  • Create and display very large digital terrain models
  • High resolution image draping on STM
  • Display modes: smooth shading with shadows, aspect angle, elevation, slope, and contours
  • STM synchronization with DGN, civil DTMs, point clouds, and XYZ files
  • Calculate view shed from point or path

Reality Mesh Processing

  • Displays large, photo-textured reality meshes
  • Mesh editing capabilities
  • Ground and breakline extraction
  • Efficient 3D modeling using sections
    and templates
  • Mesh classification to enrich mesh with data from many sources
  • Orthoimage extraction on any axis
  • Generation and manipulation of cross sections
  • More flexibility for clipping reality meshes
  • Support for draped images and breaklines in extracted terrain-scalable meshes
  • Access free data sources indexed in GeoCoordination Service to generate terrain-scalable meshes
  • Extract information from reality meshes

Point-cloud Processing

  • Drape and snap elements
  • Classification editing
  • Smart snap
  • Visual explorer
  • Batch tile export
  • Export to POD, LAS, and XYZ file formats
  • Extraction of lines, pipes, and elbows
  • Point-cloud clash detection

Image Editing

  • Clean up and vectorize scanned documents
  • Convert, edge match, and rectify many formats of aerial imagery
  • Display DEMs in various shading modes

Interoperability

  • Direct reference geospatial formats
  • Support for Bing Maps
  • Import from: Most common spatial file formats and spatial databases; Web Feature Service (WFS) connection
  • Spatial data streaming
  • Inherit of Safe Software’s FME import and export capabilities, if the software is installed and licensed
  • Publish features to iModels
  • DGN2DB to upload your DGN to a spatial database
  • Dynamic feature inference rules (tech preview)
  • Export feature inference definition to OpenCities Map persistent schema (tech preview)

Spatial Database Support

Oracle
  • Oracle Spatial compliant
  • Two-tier connection; 3D object support
  • Adherence to native Oracle Spatial models
  • Long transactions, optimistic, and pessimistic locking
  • Valid time and historical tables
SQL Server | Post GIS | ArcGIS Server/ArcGIS Online
  • Two-tier direct connection; 3D object support

GIS Development Platform

  • Utilize Open API, C/C++, C#, NET, VBA, and other modern
    programming languages

*Only applies to direct data access (DDA) graphical source connections (e.g. Oracle Spatial, SQL Server, WFS).

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is OpenCities Map geospatial software? What is OpenCities Map used for?
OpenCities Map is a comprehensive geospatial software used to document and model 2D and 3D assets for digital cities. It enables CAD-based mapping workflows within a federated geospatial environment.

Which version of OpenCities Map is best for me?

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How much does OpenCities Map cost?
A practitioner license of OpenCities Map PowerView costs $895 USD, OpenCities Map Advanced costs $2,227 USD, and OpenCities Map Ultimate costs $4,167 USD. Prices vary per region.  While there are various types of licensing available, a common choice is the 12-month practitioner license offered through Virtuosity, Bentley’s eCommerce store. When you purchase through Virtuosity, you get a Virtuoso Subscription which means you get the software AND the training, expert services, and custom mentoring you need to get started quickly.

System Requirements

Processor

Intel® or AMD® processor 1.0 GHz or greater. MicroStation is not supported on a CPU that does not support SSE2

Operating System

Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2016 (64 bit), Windows Server 2012 R2 (64 bit)

Virtualized Environments

Citrix XenApp 7.15 64-bit on Windows Server 2012 R2

Memory

4 GB minimum, 16 GB recommended

Disk Space

25 GB minimum, up to 40 GB depending on additional installations such as companion features and companion products

Connectivity

Internet connectivity is required to use some features and install software pre-requisites.

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