How to Create Graphics in ArcMap 10

How to Create Graphics in ArcMap 10


In ArcMap a graphic can be added to your Data View so that it re-sizes as you change the extent of your map or it can be added into the Layout View. In your map, perhaps you wish to highlight the North Building within the U of T Mississauga campus. Have your data layer open and zoomed into the appropriate area. To draw a graphic, you will have to use
the tools found in the Draw toolbar. Select ‘Customize’, ‘Toolbars’, ‘Draw’. There are many options to choose from within the Draw toolbar. To draw a circle around the North building, Select the Circle tool and draw a circle around the building. To edit the shape you have created, double click on the graphic to open its ‘Properties’ window. You can change the colours of the graphic. In this case, we would like the graphic to be hollow and the outline
to be red with a weight of 6. Since the shape is a graphic, you can move and re-size and change the order of the object. For further instruction in ArcMap, please visit our video archives.

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