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ArcView 3.3 Now Available

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REDLANDS, CA, May 29, 2002 - ESRI, the world leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, is pleased to announce the release of ArcView 3.3. ArcView, the world's most popular desktop mapping and GIS software, is a powerful tool for the management, display, query, and analysis of spatial information. Included in the ArcView 3.3 release are updates to the Projection Utility, the Database Access extension, the Report Writer extension, added data support, and updated ESRI Data & Maps 2002 CDs.

Key ArcView 3.3 Enhancements

The following key enhancements are included with the ArcView 3.3 release:

o Improved ArcView Projection Utility-The updated ArcView Projection Utility offers up to three times faster projecting and reprojecting of shapefiles in addition to faster start-up times for the utility.

o Expanded Database Access Extension-The Database Access extension expands the data reading capabilities of ArcView 3.3 by allowing it to connect to the latest ArcSDE 8.1 spatial data server. The Database Access extension also allows ArcView 3.3 to utilize the ArcSDE Direct Connect configuration option to connect to spatial data in Oracle or Microsoft's SQL Server without an ArcSDE application server being present. Direct Connect with the Database Access extension requires an ArcSDE server connection license.

o Enhanced Raster Support-At ArcView 3.3, raster support is improved with updates to the ERDAS IMAGINE and NITF Image Support extensions. The ERDAS IMAGINE Image extension adds the capability to read pyramid layers. Pyramid layers allow for quick display of very large images. The NITF Image extension has been enhanced to read all images in .ntf format as well as rotated NITF images. In, addition, the SDTS raster import utility has been updated to support the latest raster DEMs.

o Added Data Support-ArcView 3.3 adds support for PC ARC/INFO 4.0 double-precision coverages and includes an updated CADReader to support AutoCAD 2000 DWG files (release 15), introduced at ArcView 3.2a.

o Updated Report Writer Extension-ArcView 3.3 includes Crystal Decisions' (formerly Seagate) Crystal Reports version 8.5. Web reports and integration with Microsoft Office are key new features of Crystal Reports 8.5.

Updated ESRI Data & Maps 2002 CDs

ArcView 3.3 includes the 2002 release of ESRI's Data & Maps CDs with eight CDs of data. All the United States census-derived layers and attributes are current with Census 2000. All the county, city, place, tract, block group, and block locations are also updated with the most current TIGER or Geographic Data Technology (GDT) boundary files. World data has been updated to reflect recent changes in international boundaries and time zones.

More than 500,000 copies of ArcView are in use worldwide. ArcView helps thousands of organizations understand spatial relationships in their data, make better decisions, and solve problems faster. ArcView can create intelligent, dynamic maps using data from a wide range of popular data sources. ArcView includes tools and data you can use immediately to perform state-of-the-art GIS analysis and map creation.

ArcView 3.3 is available on Windows 98se/Me/2000/NT/XP. A subsequent release will be available for UNIX. For more information on ArcView 3.3, visit or call 1-800-447-9778. To purchase ArcView 3.3 licenses in the United States, visit us, call your ESRI regional office, or contact your local reseller. Outside the United States, please contact your local ESRI distributor.


For more than 30 years, ESRI has been the leading developer of GIS software with more than 300,000 clients worldwide. ESRI also provides consulting, implementation, and technical support services. In addition to its headquarters in California, ESRI has regional offices throughout the United States, international distributors in more than 90 countries, and more than 1,400 business partners. ESRI's goal is to provide users with comprehensive tools to help them quickly and efficiently manage and use geographic information to make a real difference in the world around them. ESRI can be found on the Web.

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