Department/School

Geographic Information Systems

Abstract

The article presents information on a methodology used for describing natural polygons, which enables feature label placement rules to be derived for Maplex. Maplex is a cartographic label placement extension for ArcGIS, the complete Geographic Information Systems (GIS). In cartographic label placement one need to find the shape of the polygon and how large the polygon is within the context of the space required to place text. The methodology being is the polygon's minimum bounding rectangle (MBR). MBRs have also been used for automated text placement algorithms. This method could prove to be very effective in labeling soil type, vegetation type, and surface geology type.

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Cartographic Perspectives

Publication Date

6-1-2006

Issue

54

Pages

69-73

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.14714/CP54.347

Document Version

Publisher's version

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

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