GIS

How do I fix pesky font problems from ArcMap exports?

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Here's a blog entry with the steps to take to fight the ArcMap export font problems. 

https://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ifwis/portal/blog/font-problems-your-arcmap-export

If you are having problems printing images due to font errors from exports generated within ArcMap, this should solve your problem.

 

How do I know what Geographic Transformation to pick when ReProjecting?

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In most cases when converting between NAD83 and WGS84 the correct answer is NAD_1983_To_WGS_1984_5 for the lower 48, but you can find more detail in our post and on ESRI's Knowledgebase.

How do I repair a broken data source (what is with the red exclamation)?

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There's a couple ways to fix this depending on your situation. Here's the answers.

How do I figure out what projection a layer is in?

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This is a complicated issue.  We've written a blog post, Translating Coordinates to explain the solution.