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Migrating From ArcView 3.x to ArcGIS

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Each migration topic clearly describes the key differences between ArcView 3.x and ArcGIS.

While ArcView 3.x users are eager to upgrade to ArcGIS Desktop to take advantage of the vast array of new features and functionality, many users have years of experience with ArcView 3.x that can be leveraged in their transition to ArcGIS Desktop (ArcView 8.x, ArcEditor, and ArcInfo).

Migration Assistant, from Applied GIS, Inc., allows users to draw upon their ArcView 3.x skills to learn ArcGIS Desktop quickly and become productive immediately. The user can select from any known ArcView 3.x operation (menu, button, tool, etc.) and view a migration-oriented help topic that provides step-by-step instructions on how to perform the corresponding operation in ArcGIS Desktop. Each of the 450 available migration topics clearly describes the key differences between ArcView 3.x and ArcGIS Desktop work flow, functionality, and terminology and highlights new, related functionality. In addition, each migration topic contains one or more digital videos (AVI files) that illustrate examples of the operation being performed in ArcGIS Desktop. All video examples are annotated with a highlighted cursor as well as callout boxes indicating nonvisible events such as right-clicks.

Migration Assistant requires either ArcView 3.x or ArcGIS Desktop and runs on all Windows operating systems supported by ArcView software. Videos launch in the default media player such as Windows Media Player or Real Player.

Migration Assistant is available now from Applied GIS, Inc. For more information, to download an evaluation version, or to place an order for Migration Assistant, please visit

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