An overview of the Cartographic Refinement toolset

Contains tools to enrich representation symbology by adjusting the alignment and arrangement of symbols and creating bridge and tunnel features



Align Marker To Stroke Or Fill

Align the representation marker symbols of a point feature class to the nearest stroke or fill representation symbols in a line or polygon feature class within a specified search distance.

Calculate Line Caps

Modifies the cap type (ending style) for representation stroke symbols and stores it as a representation override.

Calculate Polygon Main Angle

Calculates the dominant angles of input polygon features and assigns the values to a specified field in the feature class.

Create Overpass

Create Underpass

Allows intersecting lines to be displayed as underpassing one another by creating bridge parapets and masks to cover the underlying road segment.

Disperse Markers

Finds representation markers that are overlapping or too close to one another and spreads them apart based on a minimum spacing and dispersal pattern.

Set Representation Control Point At Intersect

This tool is commonly used to synchronize boundary symbology on adjacent polygons. It creates a representation control point at vertices that are shared by one or more line or polygon features.

Set Representation Control Point By Angle

Places a representation control point at vertices along a line or polygon boundary where the inner angle is less than or equal to a specified maximum angle.

Cartographic Refinement toolset

The following tool was available in this toolset prior to ArcGIS 10, but has been removed since it is no longer applicable.



Calculate Geodesic Angle

Use the Calculate Grid Convergence Angle tool in the Data Driven Pages toolset to calculate the true north rotation angle of features.