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    Mapguide or Arcview?

    Arcview is the planning industry standard, however Autodesk (makers of Autocad) has put out an impressive software called MapGuide. Mapguide to me looks more user-friendly for the end-user (the public in our case). Also, since Mapguide is easily compatible with Autocad it makes editing easy for Engineers (who maintain our maps). How do I convince our Planning Dept. that this is the way to go? Maybe I just don't know enough about Arcview. If you haven't seen MapGuide's end-user capabilities, check out the City of Dublin, Ohio's site http://www.dublin.oh.us/gis/index.php They have gotten national recognition for thier mapping.
    What do you use, Arcview or Mapguide or another, and why?
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    Quote Originally posted by ssnyderjr
    Arcview is the planning industry standard, however Autodesk (makers of Autocad) has put out an impressive software called MapGuide. Mapguide to me looks more user-friendly for the end-user (the public in our case). Also, since Mapguide is easily compatible with Autocad it makes editing easy for Engineers (who maintain our maps). How do I convince our Planning Dept. that this is the way to go? Maybe I just don't know enough about Arcview. If you haven't seen MapGuide's end-user capabilities, check out the City of Dublin, Ohio's site http://www.dublin.oh.us/gis/index.php They have gotten national recognition for thier mapping.
    What do you use, Arcview or Mapguide or another, and why?
    I wouldn't use either. I'd go with ArcMap. Arcview is a dinosaur by today's standards.
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    For starters, ArcMap is the industry standard for all mapping, while auto desk does in fact, have the same functions for data creation, the needs of a planner, or a geographer are not the same as an engineer. You should be looking more for data interoperabilty between ArcMap and AutoCAD

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    You can always open dwg or dxf files in ArcMap - as long as they are projected.

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    I've heard some really good things about MapGuide, but have yet to use it or see it in action. I'd really like to have a sample version to see how it works. I do not know how it compares to ArcMap or ArcView, but I can see how MapGuide could significantly imrpove on the database editing options from any of the ESRI products. Their Databases are not the best IMO.

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