Start from over 180 GMI-produced maps and modify them to suit your specific needs. New in 3.2: all maps have been redesigned to illustrate a broader range of cartographic and data visualization techniques.
Build your own maps from over 60 layers of provided geographic information. New in 3.2: GMMS also includes hundreds of additional data layers from the ESRI Data and Maps collection.
Change colors, fill patterns, line weights, symbols, etc. as you prefer; and vary point symbols, fill patterns, etc. as a function of your data.
Pan and zoom maps to any part of the earth, change map projections, add multiple map views to a page, add titles, text notations, and legends.
Add your own geographic and statistical data: geographic and statistical data provided can be edited if needed, or you can import additional data from local sources, or you can digitize geographic data and enter statistical data directly in the mapping system.
Include charts, images, and other graphics on your maps; and include images (such as topography, aerial photography, or satellite images) as layers in your maps; global shaded relief (shadows of hills) and colored elevation (green valleys, white mountaintops, etc) are included.
Automatically generate and place text labels to avoid overlaps.
Make layers partially transparent, allowing display, for example, of both a statistically-generated theme (such as Bible translation status of language groups) and landform information (such as shaded relief) on the same map.
Import a wide range of geographic data formats.
Work with optional ArcGIS Extensions to perform advanced spatial analysis, statistical analysis, 3D analysis, and map publishing.
GMMS geographical data sets provide recently-updated, detailed digital mapping of the world's political and physical geography, as well as locations of the world's 7000+ languages (from SIL's 15th edition Ethnologue).
Also included are leading international church and mission databases, including the 2001 version of Operation World (by Patrick Johnstone and Jason Mandryk), and many others. You can easily add your own databases into the GMMS.
Compare the features of GMMS 3.2 for ArcView with the features of earlier versions of the GMMS.
View an overview of the value that GMMS adds to stand-alone ArcView software.
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