Import Data to Match an Existing MAP View

This tutorial produces the same results as Import Multiple Datasets with Different Coordinate Systems.

1.Create a new Letter sized Adobe Illustrator document in portrait orientation.

2.Click the Import button.

3.Select Esri Shapefile [*.shp] from the Format drop-down list.

4.Click Browse, navigate to the Tutorial Data folder, select worldwest.shp, and click Open.

5.Click OK to import the data.

worldwest_area

In the Adobe Illustrator Layers panel there is a new layer called worldwest_area. Also in the MAP Views panel there is a new MAP View called worldwest (which is set in the Robinson projected coordinate system).

6.Click the Multiple Data Import button on the MAPublisher toolbar, and then click Add.

7.Select MapInfo Table [*.tab] from the Format drop-down list.  

8.Click Browse, navigate to the Tutorial Data folder, select usa.tab, and click Open. Click OK to close the Add dialog box.

9.In the Destination MAP View frame, choose the Use existing MAP View in document from the Method drop-down and choose worldwest.

destinationview_existing

The Use existing option allows you to import usa.tab to match the Robinson projected coordinate system of the worldwest MAP View.

10. Click the View destination MAP View details link.

view_mapview_details

This provides more information about the map scale, page anchor, and units. Click Close when you're finished viewing it.

11. Click OK to import the file based on the Robinson parameters of the worldwest_area layer.

usalayer

The file is imported and reprojected to automatically align with the worldwest layer. This functionality allows you to easily match multiple files with different coordinate systems to one coordinate system on the artboard.

In the Adobe Illustrator Layers panel there are new layers called usa_area and worldwest_area. Also in the MAP Views panel there is a new MAP View called worldwest containing the imported files set in the Robinson coordinate system

12. Close the document without saving.

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Last updated: 4/4/2019