A3: Oral Presentation C Thursday, 11:30 am 12:00 pm C Gooseberry Falls Room

What's New with Landview: Bringing Geographic Information to People Who Don't Have It

Craig Perreault
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
1201 East Highway 2
Grand Rapids, MN  55744

The presentation will look at what is new with Landview Version 3. LandView is a WindowsNT/95/98/2000 program designed for the non-GIS user to view GIS data in Minnesota. Landview is written using Microsoft Visual Basic and ESRI Map Objects Lite 2. Landview has a GUI that makes communicating where the user wants to see data very straight forward, while the application finds the associated data pieces, displaying them as one seamless piece of information using predefined symbology. The paper will show how Landview makes it easy for novice users to set the map extent.

An ArcView extension is provided to use Landview with ArcView using DDE. Landview also has a GPS interface that supports NMEA standards. The new functionality adds the ability to customize what data is available to Landview including Background Data, Overlay Information, and Lists. These setting can then be saved and retrieved similar to a project in ArcView.