I'm working on a map of roads and rivers. For this map roads have names and rivers do not. I'd like to keep road names from overlapping the rivers. I'm working on a whole county with lots of places where roads and rivers cross. How do I keep those road names off the rivers?
I'm using Maplex for labeling. I don't actually want the rivers labeled at all so I tried putting in a blank column and labeling them with that, then giving it a really high feature weight, while dropping the road feature weight to zero. This didn't work and I'm not sure what else to do.