U.S. Projection

Discussion created by bahanson on May 27, 2013
Latest reply on May 28, 2013 by MSummers-esristaff
I am trying to project a map of the United States like it is shown in the lower map of the image attached


I have used the Define Projection (Data Management) Tool and tried all of the available Albers Equal Area Conic projections as well as setting the data frame to the same projection chosen using the Define Projection tool but the map always stays similar to the top map in the attached picture. Can anyone give me some guidance?