ArcView GIS 3.2a Now Available

Updated features of the ArcView GIS 3.2a release include Database Access 2.1a, CADReader support for AutoCAD 2000 .dwg files, Shapefile Projection Utility, NITF Data Reader, and ERDAS IMAGINE Data Reader.

Database Access 2.1a now supports Oracle Spatial data types and includes updated support for ArcSDE 8. CADReader now includes support for AutoCAD 2000 (Release 15) .dwg files and the Shapefile Projection Utility now supports .unc file naming conventions, the creation of spatial indexes for output shapefiles, unit specifications on the command line, and the automatic copying of associated files (.avl, .xml, .trx) to the output shapefiles.

ArcView GIS projection utility screen shots
The ArcView GIS projection utility offers extensive data and projection support.

Other updates include the NITF Reader supporting more current versions of NITF data so that ArcView GIS can read all of the NITF image tiles stored in the *.ntf file and read and display (by default) annotation layers if they are present in the *.ntf file. In addition, ArcView GIS now supports NITF images that contain rotation.

The ERDAS IMAGINE Data Reader is enhanced by ArcView GIS 3.2a to recognize and work with ERDAS' pyramid layer information on IMAGINE .img images. Internal or external pyramid layers, if present, are used to display large images in a shorter time frame. Many users will find that their IMAGINE .img display rendering speed increases dramatically when pyramid layers are built.

ArcView GIS 3.2a is now available on Windows 95/98, Windows NT, and UNIX. The ArcView GIS 3.2a release is a free downloadable upgrade for existing ArcView GIS 3.2 users. For more information, call Esri at 1-800-447-9778 or visit To purchase ArcView GIS 3.2a, contact your local reseller, call 1-800-447-9778, call your Esri regional office, or (in the United States) visit Outside the United States, please contact your local Esri distributor.

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