OpenCities Map CONNECT Edition

Desktop GIS and Mapping Software

  OpenCities Map CONNECT Edition is Geospatial software to model your assets in your GIS repository.

OpenCities Map CONNECT Edition can do

  • Creating
  • Maintaining
  • Analyzing
  • Sharing

Your Geospatial, Engineering, and Business information in MicroStation environment.

OpenCities Map CONNECT Edition can work confidently with engineering-quality GIS to produce quality maps and unify disparate 2D/3D data.

OpenCities Map CONNECT Edition consists of three major modules as following...

  1.    OpenCities Map Powerview CONNECT Edition - GIS Software for Viewing and Light Edits
  2.    OpenCities Map CONNECT Edition - 2D/3D Desktop GIS and Mapping Software
  3.    OpenCIties Map Enterprise - *Enterprise 2D/3D Desktop GIS and Mapping Software

*Work directly with point clouds, raster data, imagery, and scalable terrain model

** If you want to know which module is suited for you, please directly contact us via chat 

  Highlighted benefits:

  • Eliminate disparate data and improve interoperability (Oracle Spatial, Esri File Geodatabase, Esri SHP files,
    Microsoft SQL Server Spatial, i-models, Bing Maps, and more).
  • Save time and eliminate rework with engineering-accurate object creation, editing, and mapping tools.
  • Use a strong yet flexible application program interface (API) for developing custom GIS applications.
  • Increase productivity and improve decision making by giving field personnel fast access from a tablet with the Bentley Map Mobile app.


OpenCities Map CONNECT Edition highlighted features:


   Split and Merge 3D polygons

            - 10-times faster and in a single-step. This feature is only available in OpenCities Map Enterprise.

   3D Layers Creations

           - 3D Buffer – Automatically create a 3D building layer from legacy 2D building footprints and height information. This layer can then be converted as CityGML LOD 1, which increases the value of the legacy 2D data by creating a 3D layer from it which shares the same semantic information. This feature is only available in OpenCities Map Enterprise.

    Enhanced Interoperability of CAD and GIS Data

           - CAD to GIS: Auto-Promote – With AutoPromote, any DGN elements created on reserved levels will automatically be promoted as XFM features. These XFM features are ready to be written to spatial databases, which serve as points of integration with OpenCities Planner.

           - GIS to CAD: With the “Export to DGN,” the XFM information is translated to a standard DGN using "Item Types" to store semantics information. With this DGN, it is easier to share GIS assets with BIM applications and is a point of interoperability with other Bentley solutions.

           - CAD to GIS: A solid or smart solid can now be promoted to a 3D polygon collection

  Technology Preview Features:

  • Support for CityGML data including:
    • A delivered sample schema named "CityModel".
    • Importing and exporting CityGML data via the "Interoperability" dialog.
    • Promote to CityGML
    • CityGML Editing
    • CityGML settings for Split Polygon.
    • 3D Smart Editing for CityGML data.
  • Labeling has several enhancements, including specifying label frequency, specifying area type to label, trimming labeled elements to the view, containing labels within a closed element, and setting the maximum label size factor.
  • Label Collision Detection to detect and resolve text conflicts.

  New Features and Capabilities

  • 3D models can be exported to LumenRT software to visualize and add animations to your design. The LumenRT tool is in the "Visualization" workflow. This feature is only available with OpenCities Map Enterprise. For additional information, see the LumenRT page.
  • Defined views in PostGIS are now discoverable when registering features in the Geospatial Administrator.
  • When creating a Print Model, the list of available layers is now synchronized with the Map Manager in the Legend Options dialog.
  • The key-in FENCE STROKE has been restored.



  • Capture existing context in 3D
  • Conduct 2D and 3D spatial analysis
  • Develop custom GIS applications
  • Incorporate data in native Esri formats
  • Incorporate geospatial data from spatial databases
  • Maintain 3D city models
  • Manage geospatial information
  • Manage land information and records
  • Model geospatial objects
  • Produce animations and renderings
  • Produce cartographic maps