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Geographic information systems let us see the world, and everything in it,
with new eyes. -- ESRI
What is a GIS?
GIS is powerful computer software for managing all sorts of information according
to precise geographical location. A GIS allows you to view this information as
In addition to its great mapping capabilities, GIS has also revolutionized
data integration, display, and management in a wide range of scientific fields.
The VENTS group at NOAA-PMEL in Newport is pleased to present the capability
of linking a GIS to this web page. You will be dealing interactively with ArcView,
the extremely, powerful interface to the Arc/Info GIS.