An overview of the Cartography toolbox

The tools in the Cartography toolbox are designed to produce and refine data to support the production of maps. This includes the creation of masks, the simplification and aggregation of features and reduction of their density, as well as tools for annotation and the creation of map series.



The Annotation toolset contains tools that allow you to automate your annotation workflow.

Cartographic Refinement

The Cartographic Refinement toolset contains tools that enrich symbology by adjusting the alignment and arrangement of symbols and creating bridge and tunnel features.


The Generalization toolset contains tools that simplify and refine features for display at smaller scales.

Graphic Conflicts

Contains tools to detect and resolve graphic conflicts among symbolized features.

Map Series

Contains tools that create and prepare an index layer for use in map series. The features of an index layer are used to define the extents of multiple pages. One page of output is generated for each feature extent.


Contains tools to create masks to enhance cartographic display by obscuring conflicting feature symbology

Cartography toolbox

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