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Autodesk® Infrastructure Map Server 2012

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In March 2011, several products in the infrastructure 2012 portfolio will be launched with changes and enhancements to the current offering. The changes include persona-based improvements, product consolidation, and modifications in product branding.

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General Product Information ........................................................................................... 3  What is the new name for the consolidated Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise and Autodesk Topobase Web product? .......................................................................... 3  What is the key message for the new Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server? ........... 3  What is the functional difference between Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise and Autodesk Topobase Web and the new Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server? ......... 3  When will Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise and Autodesk Topobase Web go away? 3  What is the price difference between Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise and Autodesk Topobase Web and the Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server? ................................. 3  When will Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server be available?................................... 3  What is the benefit of the product consolidation for Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise and Autodesk Topobase Web customers? ............................................................... 3  How do existing Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise and Autodesk Topobase Web customers get Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server software? ................................. 4  How will the consolidation of Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise and Autodesk Topobase Web be communicated to current customers? ........................................ 4  Technology ....................................................................................................................... 4  Does the Mobile Viewer extension also work on my Android-based phone? ........... 4  Are all of the new features and components of Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server also available with MapGuide Open Source from http://mapguide.osgeo.org? ........ 4  Can I install Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server in a virtualized environment? ....... 4  Can I install Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server in the Amazon EC2 Cloud (or similar cloud environment)?...................................................................................... 4  Can I deploy the Industry Application Extension (a.k.a. Topobase Web) for public users via the web? ................................................................................................... 5  Will the same or updated FDO providers be available with Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server as in previous releases? ....................................................................... 5  Installation, Configuration, and Licensing ..................................................................... 5  Do the different licenses of Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server dictate how many users can access my application? ............................................................................ 5  How can I license Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server software? ........................... 5  Will there be a Trial license for the Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server? ................ 5  Can I purchase Topobase Web per “concurrent user,” as with previous versions?.. 5 

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Site (five Activations) license? ........................ 6  2 .....AUTODESK INFRASTRUCTURE MAP SERVER QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Do I need to count cores in all the servers that Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server (Workgroup and Standard editions) is installed on? .. 6  Can I use my existing applications developed for Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise and Autodesk Topobase Web with the new Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server? ............................. 6  Compatibility and Interoperability ...... 6  How many cores are allowed with the Enterprise Edition.........................................................................................................................................................................................

such as the ® ® ® Apple iPhone and iPad mobile digital devices GeoREST Extension: A new interface that enables existing server/Feature Data Objects (FDO) data to be “repurposed” via a RESTful web services protocol for ® reporting or additional system integration (Windows version only) When will Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise and Autodesk Topobase Web go away? Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise and Autodesk Topobase Web will no longer be available for purchase via the price list after April 30. What is the benefit of the product consolidation for Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise and Autodesk Topobase Web customers? For MapGuide Enterprise users:  New web server application extensions support industry-specific data models. What is the functional difference between Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise and Autodesk Topobase Web and the new Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server? The Infrastructure Map Server product delivers all the features and functionality of the existing products. including two technology previews:   Mobile Viewer Extension: A new interface for touch-screen devices. The price difference for non-Subscription customers varies depending on the version they buy. When will Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server be available? Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server will be released in March 2011. and asset information more quickly and cost-effectively to stakeholders via a web browser. What is the price difference between Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise and Autodesk Topobase Web and the Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server? ® Customers with an active Autodesk Subscription to Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise or Autodesk Topobase Web will automatically receive the new product based on their Subscription entitlement. GIS. 3 . Consult your price lists for more information. and workflows (requires an Oracle® database). What is the key message for the new Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server? Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server helps IT. For Topobase Web users:  Enable Internet access to data without the need to buy a separate license for MapGuide Enterprise. rules. plus many new enhancements and application extensions.AUTODESK INFRASTRUCTURE MAP SERVER QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS General Product Information What is the new name for the consolidated Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise and Autodesk Topobase Web product? ® ® ® Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise and Autodesk Topobase Web are being consolidated ® and rebranded as Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server 2012. 2011. and engineering professionals improve efficiency by delivering CAD. This easy-to-use. GIS. web-based mapping software for infrastructure can be well suited for utility companies and transportation and government agencies.

Additionally.AUTODESK INFRASTRUCTURE MAP SERVER QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS  The previous Topobase Web “concurrent user” licensing has been removed and scalability now depends on server hardware.k. the focus of the technology preview component was on the Apple iPhone/iPad devices.org? No. when Subscription customers are auto fulfilled with the Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server there will be a letter in the product box they receive. any issues experienced and reported to Autodesk will be considered only if the same issue can be reproduced on a supported Operating System. Topobase Administrator functionality) c) The Mobile Viewer Extension Can I install Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server in a virtualized environment? Yes. However. Topobase Web functionality) b) The Industry Administrator (a.a. the following components are specific to the Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server product and not available with MapGuide Open Source or from other open-source projects: a) The Industry Application Extension (a.k. Are all of the new features and components of Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server also available with MapGuide Open Source from http://mapguide. How will the consolidation of Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise and Autodesk Topobase Web be communicated to current customers? Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise and Autodesk Topobase Web Subscription customers will receive an email with the news of the new offering. Can I install Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server in the Amazon EC2 Cloud (or similar cloud environment)? The software license and services agreement does not permit Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server to be installed and deployed in the Amazon EC2 Cloud (or similar cloud environment) at this time. the Mobile Viewer extension is a browser application that will run on most mobile platforms. including Android™-based smart phones. installing and executing Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server software in a virtualized environment is subject to the software license and services agreement. Technology Does the Mobile Viewer extension also work on my Android-based phone? Yes. How do existing Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise and Autodesk Topobase Web customers get Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server software? Existing customers who are on Autodesk Subscription for Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise or Autodesk Topobase Web will automatically receive Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server as their next Autodesk Subscription fulfillment. However.osgeo. The product must be installed within the premises of the purchasing organization.a. 4 .

either due to physical locations or as a load-balanced configuration for a significant user base. many of these providers have received updates during the last development cycle and therefore they must not be mixed with earlier version products.a. Please note that scalability is determined by many factors and hardware processing power is just a measure of how the product is licensed. Will the same or updated FDO providers be available with Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server as in previous releases? Yes.autodesk.AUTODESK INFRASTRUCTURE MAP SERVER QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Can I deploy the Industry Application Extension (a. a concurrent user license is no longer required. Topobase Web) for public users via the web? Yes.” as with previous versions? With Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server software. you would need to acquire two Workgroup Edition licenses. two Cores – this license is applicable for small servers or virtual machines limited to two cores. FDO providers included with Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server support the same data sources as Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise. eight Cores – this license is the typical deployment license for an average stand-alone server environment up to eight cores. For a four cores server environment. Will there be a Trial license for the Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server? Yes. Site (five Activations) – this license is for organizations that need to deploy on multiple servers. Configuration. You are not required to “count cores” in each server with this license. 5 . Enterprise Edition. Installation.com/infrastructure-map-server.k. How can I license Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server software? Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server comes in three different versions: Workgroup Edition. The customer has the flexibility to deploy five times on either physical and/or virtual servers. Can I purchase Topobase Web per “concurrent user. Standard Edition. “Five activations” means that the product can be installed and activated five times. Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server’s license restrictions relate only to server processing power (cores) and activations. This is the minimum license unit. a 30-day Trial version* of Infrastructure Map Server (Windows version only) can be downloaded from www. and Licensing Do the different licenses of Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server dictate how many users can access my application? No. there are no limitations in terms of who can access and view the results of or output from the Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server and its various extensions. However.

Autodesk MapGuide.AUTODESK INFRASTRUCTURE MAP SERVER QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Do I need to count cores in all the servers that Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server (Workgroup and Standard editions) is installed on? As per the software license and services agreement. Site (five Activations) can be installed on up to five servers. Site (five Activations) license? The Enterprise Edition. All other brand names. and Topobase are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk. How many cores are allowed with the Enterprise Edition. however. and is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this document. and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. Developed applications should. where a virtual machine is used. product names. for the number of cores made available to that virtual environment. Inc. AutoCAD. Inc. irrespective of how many physical or logical cores are available to the Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server processes. be thoroughly checked for compatibility as new functionality and workflows may impact applications developed for previous releases. All rights reserved. no special migration is required due to the consolidation of MapGuide Enterprise and Topobase Web products. or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Compatibility and Interoperability Can I use my existing applications developed for Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise and Autodesk Topobase Web with the new Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server? Yes. Autodesk. 6 . Autodesk reserves the right to alter product and services offerings. © 2011 Autodesk. Licenses need to be acquired for all physical cores.. only the servers onto which the core Infrastructure Map Server is installed need to be licensed. and specifications and pricing at any time without notice. or. *This product is subject to the terms and conditions of the end-user license agreement that accompanies this software.