> I'm now thinking is it possible to use some of public software, like Map
Maker Pro or ArcView to
> draw on map and enter informations about pipes, water meters, maybe to
put some bitmap pictures
> on it, and later to use your software for reporting ?
> Is that possible and if it is how, please ?
This is exactly the approach we are using now. There are no problems to
take over the data digitized
in ArcView to DCMMS. As ArcView users might accidentally mess up the data
structure so that mapserver (DCMMS)
reports errors, you may want to establish a quality control procedure
using a version control software like
CVS or Subversion. Such a procedure is described in the DCMMS
Are you preferring ArcView 3.* or ArcView 9.*?
Our company has implemented such systems in different places, we can
provide consulting and backstopping
if you need.