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(Stranger )
08/23/07 08:45 AM
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I’m a complete novice when it come to GIS and could use the recommendations of those with some expertise.


I volunteer for a couple of non-profits who have very limited budgets. Our GIS needs are much more basic than those employed by organizations doing environmental work, etc. What I would like to create is a little more involved that what Microsoft Streets & Trips will allow, but the ESRI product line is for far more sophisticated use than I require.


I would like to be able to indicate specific locations (libraries, churches, police stations, etc. imported from a database) on a street map, identify custom geographic areas (such as two or three street blocks or specific properties) and overlay several layers of census data, political & service area boundaries, etc.


I would greatly appreciate any suggestions as to which software programs on the market you feel may best suit my needs.


Thank you for your help.


(Stranger )
09/04/07 02:57 PM
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You may want to explore Google Earth which allows some import from text files and/or excel files

also creating basic polygon features on a 3D map

Check it out-it's free for the basic version



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