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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Software for Macintosh Computers
Entry ID: 01-MAC-GIS-Software-00
Abstract: (Summary adapted from the macGIS web site)
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
Some of the new features in this version of macGIS include extended
legends with room for as many label categories as desired, improved
color handling with editing capabilities, new analytic tools, and
digital import/export routines.
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Use Constraints macGIS 3.0 runs on any modern Macintosh (Mac LC or newer). It is
recommended to have 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.
macGIS removes the need for a digitizing tablet by making use of the
Mac as an input device. Gridded arrays of numerical values can be
input as data layers.
Price reducations for students, universities, and non-profit
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