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  1. [ESRI software] In ArcGIS, a way to see the contents of a selected item in the Catalog tree in ArcCatalog.
  2. [ESRI software] In a database, a stored query used to display data from specified columns from one or multiple tables. Views can be used by the database administrator to restrict access to data by only displaying certain columns or to join information from two or more tables and display them in one table. In geodatabases, views can also include the spatial column of a feature class. These spatial views can be used as feature classes in ArcGIS client applications.
  3. [ESRI software] In ArcView 3, one of the five types of documents that can be contained within a project file. A view is used for displaying, querying, and analyzing geographic themes. A view consists of a table of contents, which lists all the geographic themes contained in the view, and a map area on which geographic themes are displayed.

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