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I have been in the Geographic Information Systems industry since graduating with a BS in Geography from Portland State Univ in 1994. Geography is COOL!

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

GIS-like software

GIS News also has a couple of posts talking about new software plugins and programs that view GIS data.
MapPublisher6.1 is an Adobe Illustrator plug-in that allows you to view GIS data in Adobe. This can be handy, as Illustrator is a great place to make graphics and can probably render some very nice maps, but with ESRI products you can make your map there and export to PDF, so not sure what this would be giving you as an added benefit.

Shape Viewer is a free program that can view shapefiles. As ESRI has a free product called ArcExplorer that allows you to view shapefiles and other GIS data (even on-line) I don't see the value here either.


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