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January - March 2004
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  Focus Departments
Crises Prove the Value of GIS
GIS plays central role in response to Southern California fires.
GIS Training for Disaster Relief
Geospatial analyst must quickly gather and fuse data to support emergency planners.
Grant Helps County Respond to Fire and Its Aftermath
Navajo County in Arizona fights Rodeo/Chediski Fire and copes with subsequent flooding.
Shelter From the Storm
City of Oklahoma City safeguards citizens with online emergency shelter registration application.

Special Section

   Mobile GIS
Taking GIS on the Road
Integrated approach makes field automation more powerful.
Recreational Versus Professional GPS: What's the Difference?
Evaluating the needs of GIS users
Innovative Methods Speed Curb Ramp Survey
Using ArcPad makes survey feasible.
Inventorying Infrastructure With ArcPad [PDF-884 KB]
Application demonstrates how GIS can be used for GASB 34 compliance.
-Get data for tutorial [ZIP-4.2 MB]

   End Notes

Pedaling Toward a Healthy Population
Texas public health department takes proactive role in promoting exercise.
Modeling Doppler Radar in ArcGIS
[PDF 1.2 MB]
Tutorial shows how to use this data type.
-Get data for tutorial [ZIP-2.5 MB]
Working With Excel in ArcGIS
[PDF-816 KB]
Lots of ways to benefit from this common business application
More on Maintaining Parcels With ArcGIS 8.3
[PDF-1.1 MB]
Second part in series on parcel editing
Taking Advantage of Crystal Reports
[PDF-2.3 MB]
Full version of this report writer comes with ArcGIS.
-Get data for tutorial [ZIP-269 KB]

   Developer's Corner
Array of Geoprocessing Options in ArcGIS 9
Flexible framework in ArcGIS 9 lets users choose the most appropriate methods.
Introducing the First GIS Enterprise Application Server
Groundbreaking technology further integrates GIS with mainstream information technology.

New Tool for Analyzing Georeferenced Data in Chile
Application supplies citizens with one-stop, rapid access to data from multiple sources.
Facilities Survey Feasible With GIS and GPS
Florida University surveys fire hydrants, emergency phones, and manhole covers
GIS Aids Maricopa County With Election Tasks
Plethora of applications developed by Arizona department

Detailed Data for Profiling Customers or Constituents  
Improved Administration Tool for ArcSDE  

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