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Census 2000 Data and Improved Functionality Mark Latest Release

ArcView Business Analyst 2 Now Shipping

The gravity model measures predicted sales for a new store location based on user-defined criteria and the competition around the new store location.

ArcView Business Analyst 2 is a powerful tool for making better Business decisions and combines the full functionality of Esri's popular ArcView software with intuitive data analysis tools and a robust catalog of the most up-to-date Business, demographic, and household data available for the United States. New functionality in ArcView Business Analyst 2 includes finding new store locations similar to that of a company's best store, using spatial overlay to get more accurate demographic information around a store, creating gravity models to see how well new sites will perform given the competition, and more. New report templates to help Businesses improve their productivity are also included.

Out of the box, ArcView Business Analyst 2 includes all the data and tools that help Businesses leverage information in a new way by integrating data, applying sophisticated spatial analysis, and viewing results on a map.


  • Census Data--Census 2000 data; 1990, 2000, and 2001 estimates; and 2006 projections. This data set helps you perform competitive, trend, and market penetration analyses.
  • Business Data--A national database of more than 11 million U.S. Businesses from infoUSA, Inc., from which you can choose by industry, sales volume, geography, and more.
  • Shopping Center Data--National Research Bureau information on nearly 39,000 shopping centers across the United States.
  • Experian Household Consumer File--Current-year national consumer database of more than 105 million households with more than 28 household attributes including age, gender, income, and more.
  • Street Information--Nationwide street database in ArcView StreetMap using data from Geographic Data Technology, Inc. (GDT).
  • Demographic Information--Users can choose from two data providers for nationwide demographic information: Esri Business Information Solutions and Applied Geographic Solutions, Inc.


  • ArcView 3.3, the leading desktop GIS, with many great enhancements
  • ArcView Network Analyst, for routing and drive-time analysis
  • Updated ArcView StreetMap, for street mapping and address matching for the entire United States
  • An updated and enhanced geocoder from Sagent Technology, Inc., for accurate address standardization and batch geocoding
  • Crystal Decisions' Crystal Reports 8.5 for Web reports and integration with Microsoft Office
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The Find Similar application uses demographic drivers around best established store to identify how proposed new store locations match your best store location.

Esri has added these new features and enhancements to the already easy-to-use ArcView Business Analyst software as part of its commitment to providing leading-edge technology to existing users, the Business community, and all industries. Because the data and analysis procedures are built in, the user can focus on results rather than the details of the underlying technology.

ArcView Business Analyst 2 is available for Windows 98se/Me/2000/NT/XP. For more information, visit or call Esri directly at 1-800-970-0033, contact your local Esri reseller, or call your Esri regional office. To purchase ArcView Business Analyst 2, please visit

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