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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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Representative fractions

By Aileen Buckley, Mapping Center Lead A representative fraction (RF) is the ratio of distance on the map to distance on the ground. Rep...

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Choosing the best way to indicate map scale

By Aileen Buckley, Mapping Center Lead In a previous blog entry, I asked, "Do all maps need a scale bar and north arrow?" I answered, "N...

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The Integrate tool

By Charlie Frye, Esri Chief Cartographer I dropped a hint about the Integrate tool in the previous post and decided it was worth givi...

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Choosing an appropriate cell size when interpolating raster data

By Charlie Frye, Esri Chief Cartographer “If I want to create a digital elevation model (DEM) by interpolating from a point shapefil...

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Setting the Z Factor parameter correctly

By Charlie Frye, Esri Chief Cartographer We set the Z-Factor parameter based on our Latitude. The Z-Factor parameter is in many Spati...

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Does every map need a north arrow and scale bar?

By Aileen Buckley, Mapping Center Lead I had an interesting email conversation this morning with one of my mentors, and the subject re...

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