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Winter 2002/2003
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More Stories Than Ever at ArcNews Online!

Expanded ArcNews Content Now Online

GIS use continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Additional users of GIS technology means more success articles! To keep up with the ever-increasing number of articles about successful GIS implementations across the globe, the ArcNews staff is initiating a new feature. Beginning with this issue, ArcNews Online ( will now be more than simply a Web-based version of selected articles from the paper newsmagazine. ArcNews Online will also carry exclusive Web-only articles. These Web-only articles will be outlined in each paper issue of ArcNews. In the Winter 2002/2003 issue of ArcNews Online, you can read the following articles:

GIS in Action

"In Lewiston, Idaho, GIS Students Solve a "Grave Problem"
Back in 1888, the city of Lewiston, Idaho, found itself in a quandary: The town was beginning to grow, and the cemetery dating from the 1860s was in the way of progress. For Jenifer Junior High School's GIS I students, this old cemetery proved to be a puzzle ripe for an ArcView solution.

"Geauga County, Ohio, Improves Public Access and Farmland Assessment With GIS"
In the 2000 census, the population of Geauga County, Ohio, totaled 90,895 people with approximately 48,000 parcels and a land area encompassing 404 square miles. The big push to get GIS into the county came when the county auditor had an orthophoto flight done in 1990.

Exploring Within the Earth With GIS

"Developing a Cave Potential Map for South Dakota's Wind Cave Using GIS"
Numerous cavers have been drawn to Wind Cave in South Dakota to explore its complex mazes. But no one had attempted to use geology, hydrology, airflow, and cave survey data together to quantify its potential extent. GIS provided the perfect tool to accomplish this task.

GIS Trends in Wildlife Conservation

"Kenya's Kiunga Marine National Reserve Studies Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Conservation With GIS"
Much of Kenya's coast has experienced rapid human population growth, spiraling demand for marine resources, and unplanned development. The Kiunga Reserve has survived intact mainly because of its remoteness. Now a Microsoft Access database is managing the fisheries data, and GIS is used to communicate outputs from the database.

Focus on GIS in Land Records Management

"City of Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, Achieves Integration of Land Records With GIS"
In 1999, the city of Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, decided that it was time to revamp its GIS and land-related information systems.

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