hoping some of you ESRI and non ESRI folks more familiar with the
Maplex labelling engine can help me with a question about some settings.
creating a custom street center line dataset to use exclusively for
labelling with Maplex running as a part of ArcInfo in ArcGIS 9.1.
also been making some zoning maps and trying to use Maplex to see how
close we can get to hand placements for the BRA zoning map Atlas I made
a few years back.
For the street placements despite testing a
variety of settings for the label buffer fields I'm unable to get
labels to use the obvious optimal placements and the engine still wants
to place labels very close to each other at some street intersections.
There does not seem to be any pattern to this but some intersections
are problematic no matter what the settings are.
I've also run
into problems with polygon labels not using the optimal placements
inside polygons depite the polygon center having a high weight and
there being no conflicting objects that would prohibit the placement.
Is there any logic to why the labelling engine does not consistently follow rules and settings when it can?
attaching screenshots of some example problem placements along with the
relevant (I think) setting panels in the maplex interface. If anyone
has some detailed knowledge of Maplex I would appreciate some details
on what the weights represent for the polygon center as I was unable to
find anything on this setting specifically in the help file.