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SAS interfaces to ESRI Geographic Information System

CARY, N.C. (Nov. 20, 2002) - SAS, the leader in business intelligence, and ESRI, the leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, will release the SASŪ Bridge for ESRI this November to enable more rapid information flow between ESRI's ArcGIS technology and SAS solutions.

By eliminating the need for rewriting customized programs when source data changes, the bridge will save users valuable time when they need to join SAS data with spatial data from the ArcGIS environment. This solution has many user applications for business and public sector organizations, including the U.S. Census Bureau.

SAS Bridge for ESRI 1.0 establishes a communication link between the two software systems, extending capabilities and increasing the effectiveness of analytical inquiries by linking spatial, numeric and textual data through a single graphical user interface (GUI). The bridge allows the read and write exchange of data between SAS and ArcGIS and exposes SAS metadata, or information about all the organizational data, within the ArcGIS environment. It is also is enabled to run SAS programs in the ESRI environment.

For more information, visit www.sas.com.

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