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PHeller

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Free ArcGIS 9.1, use or ditch?
« on: March 14, 2010, 10:09:58 AM »
 I'm a graduating college student adept with the ESRI ArcDesktop suite. No problems with map editing and map creation within the program. ESRI sells their stuff at a premium though, and having access to ArcGIS only lasts as long as an internship or employment.

 Luckily I scooped up a free hand-me-down for ArcGIS 9.1 from a college professor.

 However, this application is going on 6 years old now and it might not even compare to many freeware GIS programs out there.

 Should I even both installing it or just find the latest and greatest shareware for making custom vector maps for my Garmin?

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Re: Free ArcGIS 9.1, use or ditch?
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2010, 06:29:09 AM »
I wouldn't have any licensing issues with ArcGIS 9.1.

The licensing issues would be in trying to get the newest versions.

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Re: Free ArcGIS 9.1, use or ditch?
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2010, 07:09:49 AM »
Because you aren't the licensee maybe?

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Re: Free ArcGIS 9.1, use or ditch?
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2010, 07:22:07 AM »
Well yeah...

my question really wasn't concerning the licensing. It was more about whether ArcGIS 9.1, being an older program, is still relevant among current and short term GPS mapping solutions. I'm highly involved in helping a local Land Trust in mapping its parcels and unique feature, existing trails, etc on those parcels.

I'm just wondering if ArcGIS 9.1 will offer things like Spatial Analyst or other tools that are valuable in these procedures.

I was just turned on to the idea that I might be able to get Student Pricing on ArcGIS 10, which would be rad.

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Re: Free ArcGIS 9.1, use or ditch?
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2010, 05:19:02 PM »
I was just turned on to the idea that I might be able to get Student Pricing on ArcGIS 10, which would be rad.
That would be great for you, you will want v10

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Re: Free ArcGIS 9.1, use or ditch?
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2010, 07:08:10 AM »
spatial analysis does exist in 9.1
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