Alternate Installation Procedures for LandView® 5
The primary methodology for the installation and use of the LandView program visualizes installation of the application files on a user's hard drive in the default directory, c:\lv5 (approximately 14 MB). An Install directory on the CD/DVD allows installation of the program in either a Macintosh or PC environment. For, say, an individual State CD, the data and map files can exceed 500 MB. The DVD release contains gigabyte-sized files. So as not to unnecessarily load a user's hard drive, the LandView data files and the MARPLOT map files are accessed directly from the CD/DVD. This, of course, requires that the CD/DVD be available and installed on each use of the program.
There are a number of alternate installation methodologies that meet individual user's needs or that allow multiple users to explore the rich databases, and these require only a one-time use of the LandView CD/DVD.
LandView Data and Map Files on a User's Hard Drive or Laptop
With the advent of mega-gigabyte hard drives on work stations and laptops, complete installation of LandView data and map files on a local drive is feasible. Such installation requires a setup procedure, as outlined.
Installation of LandView by LAN Administrator
Complete map and data files can be installed on a LAN accessible drive under the control of a LAN administrator.
LAN Installation of LandView by User
For those users who have read/write privileges to a LAN sub-directory of adequate capacity, user installation to a LAN is possible. This procedure requires that each additional user individually assign a drive letter to the sub-directory containing the LandView datasets. This procedure is known as Mapping to a Network Drive.
Installation of LandView as a National Dataset
Due to the data capacity limitations of a single DVD, the National LandView dataset is contained on a two-DVD set. A special release LandView DVD is available that allows installation of the complete national dataset on a drive of sufficient capacity. The procedure requires use of the special release LandView DVD in combination with the two-DVD LandView release, this in order to allow compilation of the map data sets.
Installing LandView on a Computer with an Auxiliary Drive
In order to increase the file storage capacity of a workstation, it may be fitted with an auxiliary drive, most commonly noted as the d:\ drive. Two alternate methods are proposed for installation of LandView on such workstations.
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Last Revised: Thursday, 26-Jan-2012 15:38:32 EST