ESRI Released ArcView 8.3

ESRIreleasedArcView 8.3, with new features, new extensions and enhancements in overall performance, quality and documentation, as well as an updated ESRI Data & Maps 2003. ArcPad integration tools for ArcView 8.3 extract and convert data from a personal geodatabase into a shapefile that can then be edited in ArcPad. Edits to attributes and/or shapes can be integrated back into the personal geodatabase once the data is checked in. Three new optional ArcGIS Desktop extensions are available for ArcView 8.3: ArcGIS Survey Analyst, ArcScan for ArcGIS and ArcGIS Tracking Analyst. Users will receive ESRI Data & Maps 2003 on both DVD-ROM and CD-ROM. The data is provided in shapefile and Smart Data Compression (SDC) formats and features new and detailed Mexico, U.S., Europe and world datasets. More than half of the existing datasets were updated. ESRI has developed a set of free, downloadable tools to support Tablet PC for ArcView 8.3, built to the design specifications of Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition. These tools allow ArcView 8.3 users to take advantage of the Tablet PC’s innovative features such as pen-based computing, digital ink technology and enhanced mobility functions. The ArcView 8.3 release also includes support for Visual Studio .NET. (ESRI, Redlands, Calif.)