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In the Spotlight Fri, Apr  13,  2001
Vector GIS Product Categories
Component GIS, Map Servers. What's the difference? Find out about the different types of GIS software products available.
Poll: Software - Which vendor do you use?
Tool: GIS Glossary - Look up GIS related words and concepts.

GIS Quiz
Test your GIS smarts. A new ten-question quiz is published every two weeks.
More: Consulting Firms - Find a consultant for your project needs
Poll: Around the World - Where do you use GIS?

Do you work in GIS?
Descriptions of jobs in the GIS field organized by industry, job type and location. Browse the entries or submit your own.
Special: GIS Conferences - Browse by month for an event to attend.
More: What is GIS? - Basic premise of what GIS is.
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Did you know you can add your own images to ArcView in order to create custom symbology? If you can find the symbol you want for your data points, try adding your own.
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About GIS is a resource for the Geographic Information Systems community on all levels ranging from beginners to advanced. Submissions of GIS related articles that you have written are welcome for consideration.

Vector GIS Product Categories
Component GIS, Map Servers. What's the difference? Find out about the different types of GIS software products available.

Remote Sensing Technologies
Remotely-sensed imagery from aircraft and satellites represent one of the fastest-growing sources for raster GIS data. Brief overview by Dr. Larry Smith of UCLA on the latest technologies important to GIS.

GIS Glossary
The field of GIS is full of terminology. Explore this glossary for definitions or submit your own.

GIS Software
Summary of GIS software currently on the market. Find out about the commercial and freeware applications available for all operating systems.

Crime Mapping
While GIS is still a firm member of the "What is that?" club, it is making a solid foray into the mainstream. The new crime-fighting CBS series "The District" introduces GIS to primetime.

ArcGIS
While initiatives like the Geography Network and the advent of mobile GIS applications will garner significant attention from the ESRI user community, the most immediate impact for users is the unification of the ESRI product line, called ArcGIS.


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