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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Software for Macintosh ComputersEntry ID: 01-MAC-GIS-Software-00
Abstract: macGIS 3.0 streamlines all the steps involved in creating and using a raster geographic information system, from scanning source maps and digitizing new data on-screen to generating new maps and wire-frame views for use in desk top publishing.
Analytic functions include Boolean overlay, proximity and coincidence, visibility, and a wide array of statistical and spatial analytic tools. Features include a macro-maker which translates menu selections and mouse clicks into a text-based version of any analytic command which can then be edited, stored as a separate document, or re-executed.
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Access Constraints macGIS is only available for purchase.
Use Constraints macGIS 3.0 runs on any modern Macintosh (Mac LC or newer). We recommend at least 4 megabytes of RAM and a 200 megabyte or larger hard disk. The bigger your data sets, the more RAM and disk space needed. A 8 mg Mac is adequate for data layers up to 100,000 cells per layer. Several software packages are quite useful as companions to macGIS: MacDraw Pro or Canvas, a bit map editor such as Photoshop, and a scanning device. There are no special operating system requirements. macGIS 2.0 is System 7.5 and PowerPC compatible, and requires at least System 7.
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
5700 Rivertech Court
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20737
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: dhulse at aaa.uoregon.edu
macGIS Attn: David Hulse 5234 Department of Landscape Architecture School of Architecture and Allied Arts University of Oregon United States
Province or State: Oregon
Postal Code: 97403-5234
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