I'm working on a big geography project that led me to the GIS community at
www.esri.com. I would like to extract data from GIS files and import it into
Does anyone know how to do that? It sounds like you can do it with Microsoft
Excel, though I'm not sure how. Moreoever, I have Microsoft Works and
OpenOffice.org spreadsheets, not Excel.
Also, I'd like to touch base with anyone who might have some knowledge of GIS
data sets. I need some advice on locating particular types of data.
GIS' forums appear to be dead, though it might just be the Memorial Day
weekend. Then again, it looks like high gas prices haven't stopped the