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Sunday, June 04, 2006

Google Style for ArcMAP

If you are a Google Maps lover and want to mimic the Google style in ArcMAP check out Brady Davis's blog conversationswithmyself.com.
He has a GoogleStyle.style that works wicked from ArcMAP 8.3 and beyond.

Here's a screenshot of the googlestyle.mxd sample that Brady includes in his zip file:



Awesome work Brady!

15 Comments:

  • At 9:54 AM, Blogger araki said…

    how do you save a whole mxd as a style? i know how to do symbols and north arrows, but the whole mxd?

     
  • At 12:07 PM, Blogger ArcVancouver said…

    I think the trick may be to save the document as a template file (.MXT). I remember seeing this Google styling before as well. It's great for displaying a roads map as people are pretty familiar with Google Maps (or maybe it's just me....)

     
  • At 6:15 PM, Blogger Eric said…

    In 9.2, use Tools | Styles | Export Map Styles (I think...)

     
  • At 4:47 AM, Anonymous Oren Gabay said…

    Cool idea! I think Google did a revolution in the UI standard in general and specifically in GIS and mapping. Regarding map navigation, I still prefer ESRI UI.

     
  • At 12:50 AM, Blogger Support said…

    Hi

    This article is good and informative.

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  • At 1:52 AM, Anonymous GIS provider said…

    good screen shots.This article is quite interesting and informative.
    regards
    Web GIS

     
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  • At 10:31 AM, Blogger manojsinghrana said…

    Good topics
    Can you help me how to show the google map data into Arcmap?

     
  • At 2:34 AM, Blogger Stew said…

    anybody able to get the style/zip file???

     
  • At 9:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Anyone still have Brady's STYLE or MXD file? His page no longer exists

     
  • At 3:02 AM, Blogger Iulix said…

    the source page of style is down and I need it so bad, anyone still have it? Please!

     
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