Illustrations from More Techniques for Effective Mapping

ArcUser July-September 2001

Step 2

Creating maparea.shp

The map area graphic was converted to a polygon called maparea.shp using the XTools Graphic to Shape tool.

Step 6

Using the Map Calculator

After creating a hillshade for the DEM theme, the Map Calculator in ArcView Spatial Analyst was used to add the DEM grid and grid file generated from the Mapunion shapefile together.

Step 8

Applying color palettes

Color from different palettes in the Shademax Color Set were applied to different ranges in mapgrid to separate the town from the surrounding area.

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