How can I give my map an "antique" feel?
Hi, I have been asked to produce a map of the movement of the original settlers in KwaZulu-Natal. I thought as an added touch to the final product, it would be best to give the map an "antique" feel. By antique, I mean the fancy,curly north arrow and scale bar, and other little touches only found on the really old maps.
Is there a way in ArcMap to produce a map that looks like that? Would it be possible to download a style from ESRI?
Mapping Center Answer:
Yes, there is a Historical style that you can download from:
You can also download a zipped package of Historical Map Effects resources from our data model web page:
Scroll down and look for:
NACIS 2006 .ttf, .style, .ldb, .bmp, .db, .emf, .txt, and .pdf - zip format, 77888kb (submitted 11/01/2006).
This ZIP file contains a presentation we gave detailing how to achieve some of the historical map effects. It also contains the style that is currently on Mapping Center (the link above). We will be moving this information from the Basemap Data Model Page to the Mapping Center site after the User Conference.
Hope this helps!
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