When using Non-Esri base maps, what are the best labeling practices?

07-25-2019 07:39 AM
New Contributor II

We use base maps throughout our organization that we cache ourselves and use a separate map service to label features.  This is essentially how Esri base maps worked pre-vector tile era. 

Aside from using the "standard" labeling engine vs Maplex, what are ways we can increase performance?  Is there a resource for best practices?  Every search yields results related to Esri vector tile customization, which are great but don't meet our needs as an organization.  

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There are three main options for labeling in traditional basemaps.

1. Normal Labeling

2. Maplex 

3. Annotation

Have you had a look at Annotation?

Shelley Schott
Senior Consultant, Esri Australia
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