9
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3answers
135 views

Setting symbol descriptions of ArcMap layout legends from table?

ArcMap has the ability to show an extended description for each item in the symbol list. How can I populate that property from a table? The goal is to avoid having to edit each symbol one by one in ...
0
votes
1answer
94 views

ESRI ArcMap 10.2 Display representation symbology desciption in legend

When a layer with Representations is turned on, how do you change the 'Description' in the Legend. The setting is normally under the symbology tab and it is not visible when Represenations are turned ...
3
votes
2answers
180 views

How to remove <VALUE> text from legend in layout view?

I'm producing a map in the layout view which I will eventually export as a jpeg. I've added a legend which includes 15 classes but when I insert a legend in layout view its including the word VALUE at ...
3
votes
1answer
198 views

Semi-circle representation in legend - ArcGIS!

I have a little problem that needs solving. How to represent the legend in ArcMap as in the picture above? Or as semi-circle instead of complete circles?
4
votes
2answers
249 views

How to create new legend using ArcObjects?

I am trying to add simple legend to the map. I wrote some simple test code below to see what happens but it did not work. var map = activeView.FocusMap; IGraphicsContainer ...
2
votes
1answer
212 views

Change label next to symbol in TOC

I'm trying to write a script to change the label next to the symbol in the TOC so it appears in the legend. Arcpy has a way to change the name of the layer, but I can't seem to find a way to change ...
3
votes
1answer
162 views

Flip over min/max values in a stretched symbology for raster data

In ArcMap 10.1, we can render a raster in a colour ramp (stretched) symbology to draw a raster layer based on each pixel value. However, the legend for the layer by default starts from the max value ...
1
vote
1answer
68 views

Legend question

I am trying to input acress right next to values in the Legend; however, I was not able to . See here Even though I know how to do the Legend Properties. See here Can you point me where can I point ...
4
votes
2answers
747 views

Annoying little line in color ramp legends - how do I remove it?

This was never a problem with ArcGIS 9 but it appears that in 10.0 Esri has added small horizontal lines as the default when including color ramps in legends. I want to get rid of these annoying ...
3
votes
2answers
599 views

Making a Map with a Legend as a .pdf Without a White Background

I have a shapefile of United States counties. I also have an Excel file of the share of the black population in each county. I'd like to make a map of this using GIS. (Before you say that there are ...
5
votes
3answers
2k views

Is it possible to have a dynamic table in a data driven page environment?

I am creating a map series that has many polygons per sheet. There is annotation for the polygons however some polygons are very small with no annotation for them (annotation would completely hide a ...
6
votes
2answers
972 views

How to create a vertical scale bar in ArcMap?

Wondering if anyone out there knows how to create a vertical scale bar in ArcMap? With text I can adjust the angle. Is this possible with a scale bar as well?
4
votes
1answer
950 views

Legend: Can I force long layer names to multiple lines based on a specified legend width?

Do to various limitations I almost always create static (graphic) legends but I do have the occasional map where impeccable cartography is secondary to functionality hence a dynamic legend is ...
2
votes
2answers
370 views

Creating a snapshot in ArcMap of a layer to be use for legend?

I am trying to create a snapshot using FastStone Capture version 5.3 to be use for the legend because it is diffcult to match their color especially is you are using raster or transparent ? How do I ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

Is there a way of making a legend for your maps in ArcMap?

Finished all my analysis and would like to make a legend to display the data in the map I have
5
votes
1answer
1k views

Automate export of ArcMap legends

I've been building legends for my javascript websites that use 9.3.1 services. I know there's the ESRI legend tool for older services but I don't feel that it does a good job of producing legend ...
3
votes
2answers
749 views

Changing Names in TOC Doesn't Update Legend Properly

This is related to an ArcMap add-in I coded up this past week. I'm trying to rename a layer in ArcMap and have the legend refresh properly. The renaming part is working fine, however I cannot get the ...
1
vote
1answer
220 views

featureclass legend

Is there any way to specify a legend before I attribute a featureclass in ARCMAP 10? I have a featureclass layer that has many thousands of polygons, I have to go through and individually attribute ...
3
votes
1answer
774 views

Legend text wrapper (ArcGIS)

I'm interested in wrapping long legend text (in ArcGIS 9.3.1) so that the text does not exceed the layout extent. I would like to call the "GetFormattedString" Function within the ...
4
votes
1answer
940 views

Changing the attribute behind a legend without changing the symbology

I have a geology layer with a very large legend that was painstakingly created based on a geological code. I now have a new attribute which is a friendly description for each code and I would like ...