Exporting from ArcGIS
Posted 19 February 2009 - 03:34 PM
I'm exporting four A0 tiles of a 1:25K topo map with our Asset locations from ArcMap and i'm going to piece them together to make a large wall map in our regional office........But i'm having problems with the file sizes that I am exporting. Usually I export to a PDF because it seems to hold quality quite nicely, but in this case the file sizes of the PDF's will be much too large.
Any one got any tips on how they handle documents with these dimensions and the preferred export format from ArcGIS?
Posted 19 February 2009 - 04:03 PM
If you are printing directly to a printer w/o a lot of memory, or ripping capabilities, then you may have to rip it with ArcPress.
Posted 19 February 2009 - 04:59 PM
Posted 19 February 2009 - 07:32 PM
300 dpi is often good enough, but if you have a high level of concern for legibility, you can export at a higher resolution (600 dpi) then resample it in Photoshop to 300 dpi. The "bicubic sharper" resampling algorithm works very well and the difference between it and a 300dpi export from ArcGIS is noticeable. While you're in Photoshop convert it to CMYK and the plotter will thank you with a very quick RIP.
Not all vector unfortunately. I have raster topo from the state lands dept as the background.
co-cartographic creator of boringmaps.com
Posted 19 February 2009 - 10:25 PM
The map I have is simple three layers 1 vector, 1 annotation, and one raster all with no transparency. I'll let you know how I do.
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