geospatial GIS mapping maps

10.4 mxd won’t open in 10.3.1

We recently upgraded to 10.4 and I was trying to share an mxd with a colleague.  They have 10.3.1.  When they try to open it says 10.3.1 can’t open a 10.4 map document.  I haven’t found any way to downgrade.  Does anyone have a workaround? Powered by WPeMatico

geospatial GIS mapping maps

defining a fixed zoom when double clicking a record in the attribute table

Hello, when I double click on a point in the attribute table, the map zooms in that point, but with a relatively low scale (1:36000)it’s taking a long time to right click each record and click (pan to).. is there a way I can define a high scale (1:1000 maybe) when I double click each […]

geospatial GIS mapping maps

ArcGIS is the worst software I currently use…

…and I would have never uttered that subject line several years ago, because I was an ESRI devotee.  From the beginning of my GIS career, to about 2008, I would defend the company and their software against all detractors. Then it came: The last functioning and solid version of ArcGIS, in my long experience of […]

geospatial GIS mapping maps

Draw order not based on symbology

I am wondering if there is anyway to change the draw order of an individual layer not based on the attribute that is being symbolised. Basically I have a dataset that is drawing on landuse, but that also has a date field.  When drawing on landuse this is what the draw order is based on […]

geospatial GIS mapping maps

Update symbology, labels, etc across multiple mxd files?

Apologies in advance if this is simple, I’m relatively new to ArcGIS… In any given project, I will have several maps, all with a common set of basemap layers.  From time to time, throughout the life of a project, clients tend to request that we change font sizes, colours, line widths, etc.  The problem is […]