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GIS Seminar 2

May 18, 2017

Preparing map figures


Next scheduled seminars:

June 19, Mon, 12-1p

July 20, Thu, 12-1 p

LHB East, Glenn Olds conference room


Future topics?

NHD and Hydrography mapping – Becci Anderson

FGDC and/or ISO metadata

Data release formats

Raster and/or vector management and/or editing – many topics possible, these could be run like GIS 101 workshops or mini-courses

Database design 101



Visual Identity System:

The National Map:



Remove any layers that aren’t being exported.

Clip large datasets to just the extent needed.

Rasterize as many layers as you can.

  1. Turn off the layers you don’t want rasterized
  2. In layout view, export the map at the dpi you want as a geopdf
  3. Use the PDF to Tiff tool to convert to a geotiff
  4. Remove the layers exported in the geopdf

If the mxd is getting slow, create layer files of all the layers and add them to a new empty mxd.



Utah State University GIS tutorial:

Export layers separately and recompile in graphics program.