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Bentley Map, my expectation for the Be Together

I have just reached the invitation for the Be Together, an event that awakens on me interesting expectations, after it seems that the economic crisis sits and we must re-enable the opportunities.


The best

With the global crisis, last year, Bentley launched its online seminars and left for last the Be Inspired. It was not a bad idea, but in practice the contact is lost with the exhibitor, when we look for him at the end and ask specific issues he said in his narration. Remember that annual events are not only to show news, but to promote growth of a brand. For GIS, it does not work the buying online program, as implementation, training and support are issues that companies identify under certain levels of trust and practicality. In these days of connectivity, the relationships built in events, contact achieved after reviews in blogs and familiarity achieved with online communities or social networks, seems to work.

There are all the online seminars, it’s wonderful that you can see at any time, but in practice it has been found that those who go to an event take expectations, doubts and confusion of which we are sure we will leave away in the four days that lasts the event . And in response, possibly what they have found from experience they launch the Be Together, with what users of the communities have asked:

  • Products interactive guides
  • Conferences and live demonstrations
  • Test Areas
  • Round tables and thematic forums

Everything, with all that couldn’t be done last year, seeing our faces

My expectation

By being involved in some projects that relate ESRI, Manifold and Bentley Map, I have a very specific set of questions that I hope to solve. Basic about interoperability, wfs and reasons why it isn’t working me, but my focus is on this question:

If I am a Microstation user, very happy since the SE version, and I could understand the innards of Geographics and GeoWeb Publisher, how is it possible that it costs for me so much to understand the Bentley Map process flow?

Sometimes my dialogue has been with Marketing Geospatial area, in this case it interests me only the merely technical under a simple dialogue:

– Look, this is my project; I’m not planning to use GeoWeb Publisher or Project Wise, only PowerMap:

– I want from scratch, create an xfm schema, with three categories: Cadastre, Land Use, and Mapping

-In the cadastral layer I want to create a layer called plots

-I would like to add four attributes: cadastral key, tax status, area and photography

-Now I want to form the key based on a mask, the tax status based on a Boolean domain, the area based on a dynamic calculation and the picture based on a hyperlink.

-To the cadastral layer I would like to create an operation that lift to me a panel to store data, and also let me edit it. Also making a link to a table in Access, where its cadastral key matches.

Then I would like to form a user called cadastre, which takes these features and is seen in the Command Manager tree.

I have already been trying, but I want to see it from scratch, because there is clip_image002something in that flow that doesn’t work at once, from the second time it does; and in some cases from a third time. Perhaps a nonsense, but if I understand it, I will be happy and I can finish the rest based on the example.

Then I will go with my next question:

Why isn’t there a tutorial that explains this, so that common people could see that Bentley Map is not across the sun?

Whatever happens, I hope to bring the answers to the blog, for those who suffer the same penalties or have expectations with this type of software.


17 to 20 May 2010
In Philalelphia, Pensilvania
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