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ArcGIS for Desktop Cookbook by Daniela Cristiana Docan

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Using annotation and masking for contours

According to the commonly used rules in a topographic map, all contour lines should be interrupted beneath the elevation information. In this recipe, you will learn how to use the geodatabase annotation to display the elevation value with a visual effect for contours.

Getting ready

In this section, you will display on a topographic map at the scale of 1:5,000 the elevation value for the contour lines and elevation points as shown in the following screenshot:

Getting ready

Firstly, you will create an annotation feature class that stores the point and index contour line elevation. Secondly, you will use the Feature Outline ...

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