Depending on the coordinate system, some maps are expressed as a single, finite earth, split at the 180th meridian (+/-180 degrees), which is also called the international date line. If you need to visualize data across or near this line, you'll want to be able to draw and pan seamlessly over this line.
This option is only supported for all geographic coordinate systems and some projected coordinate systems. You can pan across the international date line using projected coordinate systems defined with any of the following cylindrical projections:
- Aspect-adaptive cylindrical
- Compact Miller
- Cylindrical equal area
- Equidistant cylindrical
- Equidistant cylindrical (ellipsoidal)
- Gall stereographic
- Miller cylindrical
- Perspective cylindrical
- Plate carrée
- Tobler cylindrical I
- Tobler cylindrical II
To allow a map to pan smoothly across the dateline, follow these steps:
- In the Contents pane, right-click the map or scene and click Properties.
- On the Map Properties dialog box, click the Coordinate Systems tab.
- Check Enable wrapping around the date line.
- Click OK to close the Map Properties dialog box.