ArcGIS to Adobe Illustrator

Occasionally you might get a request to supply someone with a map that they can use in a Adobe Illustrator. ArcGIS gives you the tools you need to do this, but to avoid trial and error here’s a quick tip for outputting your map to an Adobe Illustrator compatible format.

Design your map in ArcGIS and once finished:

  1. Click File-Export Map
  2. In the Save as Type drop down, select EPS (*.eps)
  3. In the Options section, click the Format tab.
  4. Set your options as shown below.


By setting your output as shown the recipient will be able to work with your annotations and read them since using embedded fonts may cause issues in Illustrator.

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