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Hello all Is it possible to label automatically lat/long values at 4 corners: upper left, upper right, lower left, lower right of the graticule in Arcgis (10)? I have not found the way to do that so far.

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I am not exactly sure what you mean by graticule. Are you talking about the mouse cursor or a feature on the map? A picture would probably be a big help. –  jvangeld Mar 18 '11 at 23:30
    
I think, in ArcGIS, there is the option to produce grids, whereas a measured grid is going to be based off a PCS (or arbitrary units with a custom point of origin) using x/y or often metres as its base unit, a graticule will use lat/lon or dd/dms for its units –  SaultDon Mar 19 '11 at 16:29
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In ArcGIS 10.0 you can do this at an ArcView license level using dynamic text. See the following help topic: http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#/Working_with_dynamic_text/00s900000013000000/

If you scroll down to the section on Coordinate system dynamic text you will find the syntax for the text element for each of the four corners of the data frame.

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As far as I know, there is no way to automatically label, in a graticule grid the corner points based on the extent of the current map. A suggested workflow: create an extent polygon from your current extent, convert polygon to points, generate x/y or lat/lon coordinates in a new field(s) then label those points based on that field.

In a measured grid, you can label 'corners' which in this case is only the grid line closest to the corner, not the actual corner point. CornerLabelSettingsArcGIS931

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Try the The Make Grids and Graticules Layers

"Creates a grouped layer of feature classes depicting grid, graticule, and border features using predefined cartographic specifications. Grid layers are ideal for advanced grid definitions which are scale and extent specific."

http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#//00700000001n000000.htm

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This works if you have ArcEditor or ArcInfo licensing, still leaves the ArcView users out in the cold, again. I would imagine that at the arcview level, similarly this could be done after the grid is built, to convert to graphics (you would get a border with four corners) then back to shapefile. –  SaultDon Mar 19 '11 at 16:26
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