Exporting an "interactive" map

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04-23-2012 08:00 PM
AustinThompson
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So I am using ArcMap 10. I geocoded a bunch of addresses, and in the points there is extra information (name, phone number, etc) that comes up when you click on it. Now I need to export the data, and the people this is for don't have and GIS product. So is there any way that I can export a map that they can interact with and get the relevant information?
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MarcinGasior
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Try to export as a GeoPDF.

In ArcMap: File -> Export map -> select .pdf as output. In Advanced tab choose Export PDF Layers and Feature Attributes. Before exporting remove all unnecesary fields and layers from layout.

In Adobe Reader turn on Model Tree navigation pane on the left side, right click on the page and choose Object Data Tool. Then click several times on your point until only one point is selected. In Model Tree you would see its attributes.
On the Layers navigation pane you can turn off some layers to increase performance.

Beware that performance of PDF with many layers and attributes may be low.
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TrishRice
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In Adobe Reader turn on Model Tree navigation pane on the left side, right click on the page and choose Object Data Tool. Then click several times on your point until only one point is selected. In Model Tree you would see it's attributes.


Nice!  I wasn't aware of that.  Thanks for sharing it.
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AustinThompson
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Thanks! Worked perfectly! More exclamation points!!!!
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RyanFanani
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Try to export as a GeoPDF.

In ArcMap: File -> Export map -> select .pdf as output. In Advanced tab choose Export PDF Layers and Feature Attributes. Before exporting remove all unnecesary fields and layers from layout.

In Adobe Reader turn on Model Tree navigation pane on the left side, right click on the page and choose Object Data Tool. Then click several times on your point until only one point is selected. In Model Tree you would see its attributes.
On the Layers navigation pane you can turn off some layers to increase performance.

Beware that performance of PDF with many layers and attributes may be low.



It's work definitely . ! !  Thanks
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CollinJohnston
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Try to export as a GeoPDF.

In ArcMap: File -> Export map -> select .pdf as output. In Advanced tab choose Export PDF Layers and Feature Attributes. Before exporting remove all unnecesary fields and layers from layout.

In Adobe Reader turn on Model Tree navigation pane on the left side, right click on the page and choose Object Data Tool. Then click several times on your point until only one point is selected. In Model Tree you would see its attributes.
On the Layers navigation pane you can turn off some layers to increase performance.

Beware that performance of PDF with many layers and attributes may be low.


I am trying to find the mechanism that allows you to control the naming convention used in the Model Tree. The model tree at the top level shows all the layers within my mxd. If I expand a layer, I want to see the next level of the tree named using a specific field in the attributes. How can I ensure the correct field is used within Adobe?
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CollinJohnston
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The answer for anyone who stumbles on this one day is.

In the layer Properties for each layer > in the display tab, there is the "display expression" tool. The field or expression you write, shown here is what Adobe will use as the record name.
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