Advanced ArcMap labeling techniques

There’s a new blog entry at ESRI’s Mapping Center that describes how to use variable depth masking to improve the readability of labels on data-dense maps. In the article, a contour map is created with variable depth masking applied to the labels. This technique hides portions of layers under the labels, which makes them easier to read. An ArcInfo-level license is needed to use variable depth masking.

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