Cartography in ArcGIS 9

You can now edit cartography features in 9.2 just as you would with the datasets themselves. Many times the symbology of ArcGIS just doesn’t display correctly, but now you can edit how the symbology is displayed. It is kind of hard to describe this, but if you think about how a product such as Adobe Illustrator works with vector lines, you now have this and even more control over how lines and features look and store them in your Geodatabase. You no longer have to massage GIS datasets so they look good, but work with the symbology. The backend dataset stays the same. I hope ESRI will put up a demo online so you can see what this looks like. Override symbols right from the view, you don’t have to edit the properties anymore. Very impressive!

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