Ground to Grid Problems No More

This time saving tip comes to you from Brett Morlok, a project engineer in our Water Resources practice, to which I’ve added some additional details.   Do you want an easy way to manage features that in that are in ground coordinates when everything else in ArcGIS is in grid? If you are new to the idea…

Improving Your Legend

ArcGIS always places a little symbol, called a patch, next to the text name for your layer. Did you know you can override the default to access a greater variety of legend patches that better communicates what your layer is?   In Legend Properties, make sure you are on the Items tab. Then just double…

GIS Tip: Loading ESRI Basemaps Faster with Defined Scales

Can’t get an ESRI basemap to load or tired of it taking forever to refresh? Try changing the scale setting to only use defined scales that Google Maps, Bing Maps and ArcGIS Online use for their tile cache generations. From my test it improved performance and loading times. See step below for set-up. Click the…