APPENDIX B: ARC/INFO 8.0
ArcInfo 8.0 stores data in a GeoDatabase. This GeoDatabase can exist in a standalone
format using a Microsoft Access file (.MDB), or it may be stored in a relational database
management system (RDBMS) such as Oracle or SQL Server to be used in a multiuser
environment. The GeoDatabase stores information in a similar fashion to an ARC/INFO
coverage, but all in one unit. Since the object models of AutoCAD and ARC/INFO are
visible via Visual Basic or any other Microsoft Windows COM-compliant development
environment, creation of custom translators would be very feasible in this powerful envi-
ronment. See the ArcInfo 8.0 help document for object mapping.
A future version of this document will provide additional information on using ARC/
INFO 8.0 and CAD data.