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Using CS2 and MAPub 8 I am trying to export several layers to ArcMap. The issue I am having is that exported layers from MAPub show up with only the anchors in a GIS, so no curves.

Avenza says the workaround is to add anchor points in Illy. Are there any other tricks for getting better geometry out of MAPub and into ArcMap?

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Avenza says the workaround is to add anchor points in Illy. Are there any other tricks for getting better geometry out of MAPub and into ArcMap?


Not until there is a GIS format that supports Bezier curves (and in turn is supported by the majority of GIS applications).
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Avenza says the workaround is to add anchor points in Illy. Are there any other tricks for getting better geometry out of MAPub and into ArcMap?


Not until there is a GIS format that supports Bezier curves (and in turn is supported by the majority of GIS applications).


so manually increasing the anchor points is the only way to approximate the curves? Is there a way to increase the anchors in the curved sections only and not in the straight or gently curved segments?

I was under the impression the curves would be automatically approximated during the export.

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Not until there is a GIS format that supports Bezier curves (and in turn is supported by the majority of GIS applications).


so manually increasing the anchor points is the only way to approximate the curves? Is there a way to increase the anchors in the curved sections only and not in the straight or gently curved segments?

I was under the impression the curves would be automatically approximated during the export.


What you can try is add anchor points, then simplify lines with a very small tolerance. This should remove the extra vertices from the straight segments.
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