The description of the types of features included in a map, usually displayed in the map layout.

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Renaming legend items in ArcGIS for Desktop?

Can someone please tell if it is possible to rename legend items in the map layout in ArcGIS for Desktop? If yes, how can I do it?
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What is the point of standard symbology?

There are several questions on the site asking for standard symbology to represent markers of specific types of objects (i.e. Power Distribution, Crime Mapping, Emergency Symbols, Lakes). What is the ...
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Resequencing Legend Items in Python

I create various layers programmically with Python in ArcMap 10. I can adjust how the layers are sequenced using the arcpy.mapping.MoveLayer command. But I want to have the legend reflect a different ...
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Repetitive automated mapping: which platform?

I could give a lot of examples, but imagine you have do eg a study in 10 different locations and have to generate a lot of maps with the same layout, legend. Maps can contain vector and raster data. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Placing label designs in the legend - Is it possible in ArcGIS 9.3.1?

I'm working in ArcGIS 9.3.1 and apart from "regular" slayers with symbology, I have a few layers which I do not show their symbol on the map, but only their label (for example: cities layer in which ...