.eps files in ArcMap ?

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09-16-2014 09:01 AM
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I am trying to figure out a way to bring .eps files into ArcMap.  I am currently using ArcMap 10.1.  I have tried a few different methods, such as importing the files as objects, but have had no luck. I would like to keep these files in .eps format, so ease of editing later.  Any suggestions would be appreciated!  Thanks : )

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Hi Brittany,

To the best of my knowledge, there is no way for an .eps to be brought directly into ArcMap.  The file would have to be converted to an accepted file format to be brought in.  However, you can export whatever map you make in ArcGIS after converting it into a .eps.

http://www.esri.com/library/fliers/pdfs/data-interop-formats.pdf

Importing .EPS-files into ArcView (really old, but only thread I could find on it)

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That's what I was afraid of.. Thank you for your feedback!

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Adobe Illustrator opens pdf files easily.  Export from Adobe Illustrator has many options, including AutoCAD dwg, Microstation dgn files, and JPEG is an option also.