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Theresa Valentine and Don Henshaw discuss their approach to the marriage of tabular and spatial data at the
Andrews LTER. Barrie Collins gives his take on ArcIMS, ESRI, and his management philosophy. We are
exposed to adding internet spatial visualization to environmental projects when Peter McCartney discusses
three internet map applications produced by The Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University.
Also in this issue a move towards maximizing the spatial aspect of the LTER Network is taken with a new
Network-wide survey.

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Table of Contents

Feature Articles
About this Issue1
Integrating Spatial and Tabular DataTheresa Valentine & Don Henshaw2
Internet Mapping at Coweeta LTERBarrie Collins5
Integrating Internet Mapping into Online Data ApplicationsPeter McCartney7
Maximize LTER MappingTodd Ackerman9
2003 LTER Network GIS Capabilities SurveyKen Ramsey9
News Bits
Journal of Environmental Informatics – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS AND SUBSCRIPTIONSJohn Porter12
Good Reads
The Humane InterfaceTheresa Valentine13
BioScience January 2003 Special IssueKaren Baker13
Step Towards and Ecology of InfastructureKaren Baker13