Raised look for polygons
I am trying to recall how to take a polygon and place an offset to create a
raised look. I want to say I need to create two layers of the same data to create this but after that I am lost.
Mapping Center Answer:
For a long time I made a copy of the polygon dataset, usually adding _DS (for drop shadow) to the name of the copy. Then I add both to a new map and zoom to the scale I want to use the drop shadow, then started editing, selected all of the "_DS" polygons and dragged them in the direction I wanted for the shadow. That still works fine for shapefiles and non-geodatabase data sources.
We also did a blog entry on how to do the same thing with cartographic representations called: 3D effect for building footprints.
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