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For other uses, see ArcView (disambiguation).
ArcView is the entry level licensing level of ArcGIS Desktop, a geographic ArcView
information system software product produced by Esri. It is intended by
Esri to be the logical migration path from ArcView 3.x.
Stable release 10
ArcView is now referred to as ArcGIS for Desktop Basic. 
Operating system Windows
Contents Type GIS
1 See also License Proprietary
2 History Website esri.com/software/arcgis/arcview/
2.1 ArcView 8.x and 9.x
3 Further reading
ArcView 8.x and 9.x
ArcView 8.x and 9.x are part of the ArcGIS Desktop software suite. ArcView is the entry level of licensing offered, it is able to
view & edit GIS data held in a flat file database or, through ArcSDE, * ST-Links PgMap view data held in a relational
database management system. Other licensing levels in the suite, namely ArcEditor and ArcInfo have greater functionality. All
components are installed on the system, with only those that are licensed being made functional. The current version of
ArcView sold by Esri is 10.
The ArcView software is split between ArcMap & ArcCatalog. ArcMap is used for map composition and geographic analysis.
ArcCatalog is used for geographic data management.
Tim Ormsby, Extending ArcView GIS: with Network Analyst, Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst, ESRI Press, 1999, ISBN 1-
Kevin Howard and Robert J. Hallett Jr.,Robust Application Development in ArcView , 1998
1. ^ New name for Arc VIEW
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Server ArcGIS Server · ArcSDE · ArcIMS · ArcGIS Image Server · ArcWeb Services ·
Developer ArcGIS Engine · ArcObjects ·