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ArcGIS for Desktop Cookbook

By : Daniela C Docan
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ArcGIS for Desktop Cookbook

By: Daniela C Docan

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (18 chapters)
ArcGIS for Desktop Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Creating and editing labels

When you are creating labels for an easy-to-read final map, you should do the following:

  • Establish one or more attribute fields for labeling

  • Define the position of labels relative to the features its describes

  • Define the position relative to other features or labels in order to minimize overlapping (for example, label weight ranking)

  • Define the order of drawing labels on a map (for example, label priority ranking)

  • Define the symbols for labels

  • Create different label classes for the same feature class

  • Avoid too many duplicate labels

  • Add custom text to the labels if necessary

  • Set a scale range (to control the display of the labels on the map) and work with the reference scale (to fix the size of the labels at a specific scale)

  • Work with the Fast label quality (Labeling toolbar) to explore the preliminary results, and use the Best label quality for final labeling

Getting ready

In this recipe, you will use the Draw toolbar to add a graphic text for the TriangulationPoint feature...