This forest cover type map (used with permission of TatukGIS®) illustrates a common technique in resource management projects where land uses are defined by polygons stored as vector data.

If you'd like, click the map and link with the Tatuk Internet Map Server to experiment with the data. (It might take a few moments for the Java script to load.) When ready, you can use the "Identify" tool to click on a polygon to see part of the stand data:

The tool is a simple example of how GIS data can be associated with a map object.
The TatukGIS server offers additional samples combining image and vector data and the opportunity to test object transparency (allowing you to see through map layers).