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April - June 2003
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  Focus Departments
GIS Across the Campus
Research, teaching, and administrative support
Business School Analyzes Regional Center Locations
Taking the guesswork from business decisions
Surveying Potential Students
Improve recruitment efforts with GIS.
Building GIS Communities Across Campus
Brings win-win relationship between departments
GIS as a Tool for Research and Teaching
Providing a full range of GIS support

Special Section

   Standards and Interoperability

Esri's Continued Commitment to Standards and Interoperability
An overview of this critical aspect of GIS
-Working with GIS and IT Organizations
-Esri Software Offers Many Choices
Real Benefits from Interoperability
Energy company integrates four systems and reaps rewards.
Web Services: A Standards-Based Framework for Integration
A powerful architecture for distributed computing
ArcWeb Services: Advantages for Developers and Users
Commercially hosted spatial data and GIS functionality
GML Profiling: Why It's Important for Interoperability
Encoding supports broad implementation
ArcExplorer Extension Supports WMS and WFS
New extension writes feature layers as GML
Coming to Terms with Interoperability and Standards
A brief glossary
ArcPad Extension Enhances Field Productivity
Extension provides high-quality street mapping, geocoding, and routing.
Modeling the Wildland/Urban Interface [PDF-3.3 MB]
Creating a slope/hazard model.
- Get data for tutorial [ZIP-284 KB]

GIS Helps Manage Wildland Fire Threat [PDF-2.1 MB]
GIS is foundation for planning efforts.

Using Federated Databases With ArcSDE and IBM DB2 [PDF-298 KB]
Technique offers more functionality
Suitability Analysis With Raster Data [PDF-1.1 MB]
Working with ArcGIS Spatial Analyst
- Get data for tutorial [ZIP-2.2 MB]
Features To Go: Field Deployable GIS [PDF-555 KB]
Using ArcPad's disconnected editing

   Developer's Corner

Enhancing ArcSDE Layer Display Speed
Intelligent use of sdegroup boosts performance.
MapObjects Java: Creating Dynamic Layers [PDF-204 KB]
Three techniques and when to use them
- Download listings [TEXT-7 KB]
MapObjects Java: Adding a Legend for a Dynamic Layer to a TOC
[PDF-193 KB]
Choose a method based on the level of control required.
- Download listings [TEXT-4 KB]

North Dakota Brings People and Data Together
Hub project shares core datasets.
Minnesota Customizes ArcCatalog Metadata Tools
Customized editor supports state guidelines.
Using GIS to Deal With Drought
Greeley devises and enforces water policy.

   End Notes

Mapping Ship Location and Sensor Data in Near Real Time
ArcIMS site for research vessel fleet

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