ArcMap- ArcGIS 9.3.1 (May 2009)
GIS mapping and GIS data analysis software
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ArcGIS is suite of programs which offer GIS (geographic information system) modelling and mapping and GIS data analysis functionality. The suite includes ArcMap, ArcViewer and ArcReader. ESRI is one of the largest GIS software providers on the market.
Primary functions of ArcMap include:
Main outputs from ArcMap are maps including:
Though ArcMap is not particularly easy to pick up and has below average levels of interface usability it is very popular.
Due to ESRI¿s dominant industry position ArcMap is one of, if not the, primary GIS software, there is naturally extensive support available. Good software manuals issued by ESRI for ArcMap can be found here
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First published Mon. 1 Feb. 2010, substantive revision: