ArcView Provides Users with six major functions:
- Manipulate and interchange map themes and layers.
A base map is an empty map, with no content (Tabula Rasa). A theme is a particular content theme that can be placed as a single layer on a base map. Layers can be placed on top of each other, and reorganized on top of the base map.
- Providesn top of the base map.
- Provides prefabricated base maps and themes.
Please select here for a description of maps and themes available on the ArcView CD-ROM.
- Provides geocoding functionality.
Specific street address and major landmark data is incorporated into the base maps. This allows users to locate and pinpoint specific addresses on the map.
- Provides query functionality.
Users can limit or highlight particular characteristics in a theme by performing a query or search within the theme.
- Allows users to import data from a database (dbf) or spreadsheet (tab delimited).
This is accomplished by joining the external data to a map theme.
- Allows users to incorporate themes onto imported geographic image files.