Saturday, February 07, 2004

ArcView mapping software

Late last year, the newsroom purchased ArcView mapping software, which is a fantastic tool which you can use to take database information, such as city crime statistics, import them into the program and map where the incidents of rape, robbery, murder, drugs, etc. occur (extreme example).

Credit Mark Binker, Matt Williams and Paul Muschick with leading the charge. We have a concurrent license, meaning (this is the company's terminology) we can install the software on as many computers as we want, but only one person can use it at a time.

We've already had it installed on about 10 computers. We'll be holding some informal training sessions soon for those who are interested.

With some prompting from the staff, we'd like to add several more licenses over the next couple of years. They're not cheap so we need to make a pretty compelling argument in these poor economic times.

Show us your interest. Thanks.

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