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    Cyburbian Cardinal's avatar
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    Need Help Mapping

    I have some great data for all of the counties in ten states. I would love to map it, but I have software issues. I only have ArcExplorer, which does not allow the user to append data to a table. If I open the database in Excel or Access to make the changes, saving it removes the association with the shapefile so that the table is unavailable. I have an alternative of shading a map of US counties using Corel or Illustrator. In fact, I would prefer to do this, but I do not have a map of US counties in the correct format. A gif, jpg, tiff, or any other bitmap will not work, as it does not allow me to select and shade individual counties. So here are my thoughts:

    1. Is there a shareware utility that would allow me to create the data file in Excel and import it to associate it with the Arc shapefile?

    or

    2. Is there a shareware GIS with US county geography that will allow me to create a data table to display my information?

    or

    3. Is there a Corel or Illustrator file of the US with counties?

    or

    4. Does the Throbbing Brain have any other ideas for me?
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    Can you save the file as a mindows meta file (*.wmf)? In some programs it sends the shapes out as individual regions that you can subsequently solid fill easily in various programs.
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    Cyburbian Big Owl's avatar
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    the US by county for AI/coreldraw should not be too difficult to come by. If some one has the ESRI data there is the us by county. In ArcView you can display the data and export it in to *.AI file. I haven't had too much luck with text but polygons/lines/points do okay.


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    I missed Donk's reply. In addition to *.AI files you can do *.WMF files as well

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    One step ahead of you. I forgot to mention that I did try the wmf format without success.

    I am usine a demo version of MapViewer right now. It has the save, print, and export features disabled, but I can do a screen capture to a gif file. If the program looks good, I may even buy it.
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    Contact esri and they will send you a trial version at no cost. Of course, it is only good for 30 or 60 days, so any type of editing after that would be unpossible.

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    Yes...

    Quote Originally posted by cololi
    Contact esri and they will send you a trial version at no cost. Of course, it is only good for 30 or 60 days, so any type of editing after that would be unpossible.
    This is it, get the trial version of ArcMap. Download the US Census data into .dbf files via excel worksheets and import into Arc.....then you can map all states by county for anything you want.....will look cool......I did this with Florida recently and it was fun to keep some of my Arc skills up to date
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