Despite the introduction of the ArcGIS platform at the 2000 ESRI International User Conference, some GIS shops either partially or exclusively still use ArcView 3.x as a means by which to do GIS. The original ArcView was introduced in the early 1990s as a graphical interface to view geographic data. ArcInfo, at the time, was a predominately command line driven application that was not user friendly, especially for the casual user of GIS. ArcView, over time and through the add functionality of extensions, developed into a program that was capable of more complex spatial analysis and mapping. The ease of use, the cheaper price, and (at least initially) the availability of the software on Windows instead of UNIX (as was the case until the mid-1990s for ArcInfo) made ArcView a popular choice for entry into the GIS world.
This older version of a desktop GIS software application from ESRI is easy to learn. Find tutorials, tips, resources and extensions. Further links include Avenue … Read more
If you’ve tried to open an ArcView 3.x project (.apr) and gotten the “segmentation violation” error, it can be very frustrating. Not only is the … Read more
Collection of links to help you find Avenue scripts and programming tips for extending ArcView 3.x. Avenue is the proprietary programming language within ArcView.
If you want to require users to login with a password before being able to use ArcView here’s a simple way.
Geocoding is a method of deriving spatial coordinates for tabular data stored in an addressable form. A manual equivalent is using pushpins to highlight locations … Read more