Introduction to the Maplex tutorial
Introducing the Maplex tutorial
A good way to learn how to use ESRI's Maplex for ArcGIS is to work through the process of labeling a map. This tutorial introduces you to some labeling techniques in the context of mapping land parcels and streets.
In this tutorial, you will use Maplex for ArcGIS to do the following:
- Improve labels for parcel features by stacking and reducing the size of the labels.
- Place labels for parcel boundary features by aligning them to their features and reducing their size.
- Improve label placements for street features by applying a labeling style and an abbreviation dictionary.
The exercises in this tutorial use the tutorial data distributed with Maplex for ArcGIS. The default installation location of the data is C:\ArcGIS\ArcTutor\Maplex.