Path from Illustrator to ArcMap
I have a client that wants me to take his adobe illustrator drawing, import it into ArcMap and convert his topographic contours into a polyline shapefile. As best I can tell, the only way I can see doing that would be to export the illustrator file as a .dwg or .dxf, then import that file into ArcMap. Once there, I could have a shapefile open in an edit session, copy and paste the CAD lines by creating a new feature using the shapefile as the target layer and then input attributes.
Is this possible, or is there another way to make this work?
Mapping Center Answer:
Your right on target--that's the best way we know to do that task.
We did a blog post on this a couple of years ago that the guidance still holds true:
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