Overcoming Challenges of CAD Conversion to GIS
Track: GIS Organization, Management and Implementation
Author(s): Fathi Dwaik, Chandu Rao

Saudi Aramco's Surveying Service Division (SSD) provides a full range of hydrographic, land, geodetic, and photogrammetric surveying and mapping services. In the last year, SSD has successfully completed the basemapping data migration from Intergraph MGDM database to Esri ArcSDE geodatabase using custom cleanup and conversion tools. More than one hundred data layers with numerous features covering all Saudi Aramco's communities and reservations are now GIS enabled to better serve the corporation. This paper touches on geodatabase model creation, data migration methodology, issues encountered along the way, and how they were resolved.

Fathi Dwaik
Surveying Services Division
P. O. Box 2081
Dhahran, null 31311
Phone: 966-3-872-7899
E-mail: fathi.dwaik@aramco.com

Chandu Rao
Saudi Aramco
Saudi Aramco
LIP - Bldg 3114
Dhahran 31311
Phone: 0096638761391
E-mail: chandu.rao@aramco.com