Using Adobe Acrobat Reader DC with a Geographic PDF file created with ArcGis (Part 2)

Overlay Layer

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Using this layer you control which layers are displayed in the main window.
You find two types of overlay layers:

  • layers produced directly from the layers and which  depict the same name as in the ArcMap project

layers produced automatically (background, grid , other, …) by the ArcMap PDF generation module  

By clicking on the left icon you activate or disable the corresponding
layer display .

Tree Model Layer

The last layer we will use to navigate the PDF geographic information is
the Tree Model layer.

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This layer gives you access to the allotted information of the entities present
in the PDF layers.

For the allotted information to be present , you have to select the
option when creating the PDF file with ArcMap. By default , the allotted data is
not included in the PDF file .

There are two methods to find the allotted information of an entity.

The first one is using the layer itself . When you use the overlay
layers, you can see all entities contained in each one of them .

By clicking on an entity in the Layers window of
the Model Tree, you see its attributes in the window at the bottom of the layer

The second method is interactive by clicking on the map itself .

We could think that the tool Selecting of the standard bar would serve
to this end, but it is not the case . You must display a well-hidden tool.

Click on the tab Tools of Acrobat Reader DC,
then on the tool Measure

Then, click on the tool Tool Data item

Now , if you click on an entity on the map you can see its attributes displayed
in the Model tree layer.

The toolbar Measured contains two other interesting tools. The Geographic Location Tool

This tool shows the cursor Latitude and Longitude as it moves on the

The second tool is the Measure Tool

The toolbar at the top allows you choosing the type
of attachment regarding the entities on the map and the type of
measurement you want to achieve
(distance, perimeter, and surface). Warning!
The measurement will be done on the drawing that you
perform on the map and not on the entity attached.

The bottom panel , in this case Geographic
Distance case , gives you all the measures
with the drawing.

How to print a portion of the map

One of the advantages of the PDF is the possibility of printing  sub-zones of the map. You can zoom in on the map the area you are interested in :  

Then, click on the menu File->Print . The printing
window opens :  

default , the window suggests printing the entire PDF document. To be able to print
the area of your interest , you have to open
option OtherOptions
select Activeview

You can see on the right side of the
window that only the zoomed area remains active for printing .

Now, we only have to adjust
the size of the print area to the sheet :

By clicking on the option
Adjust .

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