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About the Geometrical Interval classification method

By Charlie Frye, Esri Chief Cartographer Those of you who regularly use the classification dialog will have noticed a new classificati...

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Symbolizing PLSS lines with the Cut Curve geometric effect

By Aileen Buckley, Mapping Center Lead In the United States, the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) is a way of subdividing land. The U...

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How to get consistent quality of vectors when exporting to AI format

Exporting to an external graphics package like Adobe Illustrator or Macromedia Freehand from the ArcMap environment can have its challenges.

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Using feature weight rankings to avoid placing labels on major streets

By Charlie Frye, Esri Chief Cartographer Notice in the first graphic below that the labels for "CAJON ST" and "CLIFTON CT" are placed ...

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Tips for exporting to Adobe Illustrator format (AI) so CYMK colors are maintained

For many GIS users and cartographers, the use of external graphics software is a common step in his or her workflow and production of print

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Cartographic settings in the ArcMap Advanced Settings utility

By Aileen Buckley, Mapping Center Lead A lot of people don't know about the ArcMap Advanced Settings utility - it can help you customi...

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Creating a legend for hypsometrically tinted shaded relief

In ArcGIS, the main problem is that the hypsometric tints assigned to the DEM will appear in the default legend as the colors

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ScaleMaster

By Charlie Frye, Esri Chief Cartographer At the Esri User Conference this year we showed, in our technical session on lessons learned ...

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Organizing layers with too many unique values

By Charlie Frye, Esri Chief Cartographer If you make zoning, soils, geology, or any of a number of kinds of maps where your data repre...

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Verbal scales

By Aileen Buckley, Mapping Center Lead A verbal scale is also referred to as a “word statement” or a “scale expression”, and i...

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