shrug-l: Hardware

Tripp Corbin tcorbin at
Tue Mar 4 10:29:12 EST 2008

I concur with both of these suggestions. When I gave our GIS and Drafting techs dual monitors I saw a production increase of 15% which paid for the additional monitors quickly.
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From: shrug-l-bounces at on behalf of Sandell, Keith M.
Sent: Tue 3/4/2008 10:26 AM
To: Joseph_Sowers at; shrug-l at
Subject: RE: shrug-l: Hardware

Concur. I didn't realize the specs didn't include that. We got dual widescreen 19s. In retrospect I wish I would have gone for the 20s. 


A UPS may also be a good idea to support any processes/tools/models that are left running for extended periods. I've lost hours of work because of hiccups in the power system.



From: shrug-l-bounces at [mailto:shrug-l-bounces at] On Behalf Of Joseph_Sowers at
Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2008 10:13 AM
To: shrug-l at
Subject: RE: shrug-l: Hardware


Good information here; I also recommended dual monitors if at all possible for ease of working with multiple windows.


Joseph Sowers

PST Compliance Program / GIS

Environmental Health Division

Pinellas County Health Department

joseph_sowers at

727-538-7277 xt. 1133

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From: Sandell, Keith M. [mailto:sandell.keith at] 
Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2008 10:01 AM
To: Michael Bryant; shrug-l at
Subject: RE: shrug-l: Hardware


Department of Corrections just started a GIS shop. We started with basic computers; some one leaped before they looked. We upgraded shortly after.


Attached are the specs for what we are running. Haven't seen any problems with this setup.


Good luck.


Keith Sandell



From: shrug-l-bounces at [mailto:shrug-l-bounces at] On Behalf Of Michael Bryant
Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2008 9:27 AM
To: shrug-l at
Subject: shrug-l: Hardware


Good Morning,


I am looking for computer hardware recommendations (CPU, RAM, VIDEO CARD, ETC.) for running ArcGIS. We have a system I would like to upgrade, and would welcome any advice. I have been researching this issue, but I figure this message board is the best place to get real world info on hardware that performs with ArcGIS. Being a local government, funding will be an issue, so I won't be able to buy cutting edge hardware most likely.


ArcGIS Desktop 9.2

Data is all personal geodatabase

WinXP Pro




Mike Bryant

Engineering Services Manager

City of Fort Walton Beach

Engineering Division

mbryant at


850-833-9926  fax

850-833-9925  TDD


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