What is cartographic context?

Cartographic context defines the settings in which a map is created and viewed. It answers these questions:

Once these decisions have been made, they need to be standardized within production environments. ArcGIS defines, configures, and stores most contextual settings in map documents. Although map documents are easy to configure, production environments require more systematic management of contextual settings.

Production Mapping has several tools and processes that manage cartographic context:

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