Right, April Fools! Or is it... geography does connect our world, and GIS
can help us all understand ourselves and each other better. It is much
easier to hate those we don't know and can't understand. Of course, if you
can't understand the GIS itself, that's a problem.
At any rate, the RPM Information Network: GIS has new content and a new
front door for April 1998. The new front door is http://rpmconsulting.com
from which you can enter the GIS and other portions of the Infonet as well.
The new content is in the Atlas Place section, where the celebration of the
imminent release of the 32 bit Atlas GIS 4.0 continues with the start of the
"AGF Of The Month Club". Beginning today, RPM will make a new set of FREE
files in Atlas GIS format available to the general GIS public each month.
We are beginning with sets of US major roads for Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas
and Arizona derived from 1994 TIGER. These come in handy for US users who
want more detail, but not full detail, on their maps and in their apps.
International users who are registered owners of Atlas GIS may also request
one of a series of free international data sets, currently covering Canada,
France, Great Britain, Germany and South Africa -- but this is for
registered Atlas users only.
By the way, a review of the prerelease version of Atlas 4.0 will be
published this month in Point Line Poly, a newsletter for PC ARC/INFO and
DAK Users, ArcCAD users and Atlas GIS users, now online at
http://www.primenet.com/~piersen/PLP/index.html . It will be a very fair
assessment of what the new Atlas can (new 32,000+ vertices limit,
import/export AGF, SHP, MIF, BNA formats; File-Open spreadsheets; OLE server
compliance; much more) and can't (GPS, raster layers, relational database)
Look for much more to come, thanks for your time and attention, and thanks
again to all those whose visits, contributions and participation make RPM
Infonet GIS a 3 star Magellan destination.