I’m re-posting this once more because of the continued interest.
For several years Esri has been offering a FREE “GIS Starter Kit” for anyone who uses Carlson with IntelliCAD. This program will not go on forever but, to my knowledge, is still active. [This offer ended on 12/31/2013]
There are a couple of limitations that I’m aware of: existing Esri customers are not eligible and you can only take advantage of the offer one time… Not once for every seat of Carlson with IntelliCAD that you purchase or own.
The GIS Starter Kit includes:
- ArcGIS ArcView desktop software
- A copy of the book A to Z GIS: An Illustrated Dictionary of Geographic Information Systems
- A copy of GIS Tutorial: Workbook for ArcView 9, Third Edition
If you are a current user of Carlson with IntelliCAD and meet the requirements above, you can call 1-800-GIS-XPRT (1-800-447-9778) and request the Carlson-IntelliCAD GIS Starter Kit – You will want to have your Carlson serial number handy.