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Differences between GMMS for ArcView 3.1 and 3.01

A new version of the ArcView software (9.1) has been incorporated. This new version has the following changes from ArcView 9.0:
  • Save As Tool to Ease Migration—The Save As tool allows you to save a copy of most documents (.mxd, .sxd, .lyr) in a format compatible with ArcView 8.3.
  • Improved Quality, Stability, and Performance— includes many improvements and adds support for large data sets. In particular, a number of problems related to viewing long database field names in dialog boxes have been resolved.
  • Improved Geoprocessing—ArcView 9.1 adds over 50 tools to the geoprocessing toolbar.
  • New easy-to-use Merge tool to merge two or more shapefiles (including attributes if desired) into a new shapefile.
  • Productivity Enhancements—Include the following:
    • Pan to selection - Centers map on selected features without changing map scale
    • Pause drawing button - Suspends drawing of the map. This allows multiple changes in symbology without waiting for screen redraws.
    • Swipe tool - Allows you to view layers under a layer without turning layers off and on
    • Ability to copy data or fields from Identity window
  • Better OGC Support—ArcGIS 9.1 offers broader support of OGC map standards including WMS, WFS, and Catalog Services.
  • Crystal Reports XI—The latest release from Business Objects.
  • ArcPress printing extension is now included with basic ArcView
The following changes were made to data in the GMMS:
  • Minor updates and corrections.
  • Districts of India (polit2_adm_pl.shp) minor correction to correspond to 2001 Census; Omid district code added to attributes.

Differences between GMMS for ArcView 3.01 and 3.0

A new version of the ArcView software (9.0) has been incorporated. This new version has the following added changes from ArcView 8.3:
  • Elimination of Arc Toolbox as a separate application, it now runs within ArcView. It contains Geoprocessing Tools
  • Eliminate the Geoprocessing Wizard, and replaced with the tools dispersed within the Arc Toolbox directory system.
  • New modeling capabilities. You can now create models (flowcharts) that perform a series of geoprocessing functions that achieve the end-product you are looking for, thus eliminating many time consuming and confusing steps.
  • New Label Manager toolbar. It allows you to manage all of your labels for your map project in a single interface. You no longer have to click on each layer to change your label properties.
  • Improved printing and export interface.
  • More projections supported. Rasters can now be projected.
  • Quality enhancements such as faster startup time, bug fixes, option to index tables, and reduced memory usage.
  • ArcCatalog has a Toolbar, ArcView 8x Tools, which can import to various other mapping formats including Atlas GIS (*.agf) geo files to shape files or export shapefile to other mapping formats.
  • GPS support toolbar
The following changes have been made to the GMMS:
  • GMMS extensions updated to work with ArcView 9
  • Installer changes to facilitate uninstallation of ArcView 8.3 and extensions prior to installing version 9 and to install available service packs for ArcView 9.0 or 8.3
  • Added utility to swap between standard and optional Indian-preferenced international borders
The following changes were made to data in the GMMS:
  • Fixed data source path to hillshades.lyr
  • Corrected some language and political border and code data errors
  • Added codes to GMMS basemap world political geographic files to enable joining of more coding systems
    • polit_intl1_pl.shp
    • owworldc.shp
  • Updated India districts in polit2_adm_pl.shp to districts in 2001 census. Local_code field added to contain India census code for districts. Indrelig.dbf district population and Christian and Muslim population updated to 2001 census. Project files using this data updated.
  • A directory, Political\India created to contain country and international border shapefiles which reflect the India view of country borders (e.g. Jammu and Kashmir totally part of India). If these files are copied over the normal country and international border shapefiles, the GMMS wizard will display the India view of the country borders.
  • Integrated Evangelization Status data from
  • Language layer created from Widespread to show widespread languages symbolized by area according to population of language
  • Upper/lower case language names added to language shapefiles
  • Updated Jesus Film Status data

Learn more about GMMS for ArcView by clicking on any of the buttons at the top of the page or compare the features of the various versions of the GMMS.

For more information about GMMS 3.1 for ArcView, email with your specific questions.

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