- CAD, GIS, & GPS Magazine
"CAD, GIS & GPS Magazine" is a portal in Arabic, concerned with engineering software related to computer aided design (
CAD) software, like AutoCAD, MicroStation, and Archicad. The portal zooms in also on geographical information system ( GIS) software such as ArcView, ArcGIS, Autodesk Map, MapInfo, and GeoMedia, in addition to global positioning system ( GPS) technology, remote sensing (RS) software like ERDAS Imagine, and computer aided manufacturing ( CAM) software, such as Inventorand Mechanical Desktop.
Established in 2000 by Samer Joudi ( _ar. سامر الجودي), this portal is intended for Arab countries as well as Arabic speakers outside the Arab region. It aims at deploying the culture of CAD, GIS, GPS, RS, and CAM technologies, connecting the users, be they beginners or experts, of such kind of software, to make the users able to share and develop their knowledge and their academic qualification. The portal aims at developing the Arabic language through the founding and maintaining of unified technical terminology of these fields of information technology to be used consistently across the 22 Arab countries.
CAD, GIS & GPS Magazine provides a wide range of services that meet the needs of engineers, technicians and university students. These services come into various sections like "News" and "Teach Yourself" sections, in addition to the "Forums" with thousands of members. In the ten of thousands of topics in these forums, members share experiences and knowledge and collaborate to help themselves overcome technical issues they face daily.
"Downloads" section consists of carefully selected freeware and shareware. The "Gallery" section hosts hundreds of three dimensional creative rendered models. "Libraries" section is a popular section and it is full of off the rack 2D and 3D objects, and "Articles" section with tens of articles by professionals and specialists in CAD, GIS, GPS, RS, and CAM technologies.
Over and above these sections come the "Dictionaries" section in Arabic and English which aim at developing unified technical terminology of CAD, GIS, GPS, RS, and CAM technologies.
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