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Hawth's Analysis Tools for ArcGIS is a toolbar extention to ArcMap that offers a wide array of tools for working with spatial vector and raster data, as well as attribute tables. The website offers lots of support and documentation, making this one of the best all-purpose utilities available--and it's free! http://www.spatialecology.com/htools/index.php

Import71 utility for converting ArcInfo interchange files (e00) to coverages. http://gis.esri.com/download/index.cfm?fuseaction=download.main&downloadid=175

ArcScripts ESRI’s database of downloadable extensions and scripts. Be sure to check for documentation and software version compatibility. Includes shareware versions of X Tools, one of the most popular free extensions which allows you to easily generate lines and polygons from points, create centroid points of existing polygons, and more. http://arcscripts.esri.com/

ArcObjects Online This online help system is the place to find the latest information about ArcObjects, including sample code, technical documents, and object model diagrams. You can download dozens of scripts to use with ArcMap and other ESRI software. These tools are especially useful for automating Spatial Analyst algorithms. http://edndoc.esri.com/arcobjects/8.3/

GPS waypoints to ESRI shapefiles free conversion utility from Minnesota DNR is an extension for ArcView 3.x. http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/mis/gis/tools/arcview/extensions/DNRGarmin/DNRGarmin.html

Ozi Explorer GPS to GIS utility. not free, but works with a large number of GPS brands http://www.oziexplorer.com/

GIS Tools from US Geological Survey Spatial Tools, Oceanographic Analyst, Animal Movement and Population Variability Analysis tools for download, including documentation. http://www.absc.usgs.gov/glba/gistools/

Links to Tools, especially for Oceanographic GIS Applications from Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary. http://dusk.geo.orst.edu/djl/samoa/tools.html

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