So I'm having an issue where the legends are not transferring across to Spectrum from MI.
I've used legend designer. The legend items are styles from unique values in column and the labels are from the same column. See images below for result.
In current format this is unusable and less functional than Exponare. Help would be greatly appreciated!!
MI Pro 16.0 - SSA v 12.0.0
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You might need to generate a thematic that replicates your styling. Unless the Map Uploader has been improved lately, that is the only way of replicating your legend within SSA as far as I can tell.
That's what I'm afraid of. There's a points, lines and region file for each of our asset types (so sewer, water, roads, parks etc.). It's a LOT of writing down a style and then creating thematic maps with the same styles
Rebecca, I assume a tool that could create a thematic based on the current style and a selected column in your dataset could be helpful here. Not that I have such one at hand but this sounds like a situation other users might run into as well.
The basic idea is that you select a layer and a column from this layer, and the tool would now create a theme using the values from the selected column and the style from the first object with this value. This would work best for layers where you don't have mixed object types.
Currently, Spectrum Spatial Analyst really "prefers" layers with either a global override or a theme. That results in the best looking legend in Analyst.
Hi Rebecca, I second what @Peter Horsbøll Møller? mentions re themes and overrides.
Themes work well for us. See Attachment
Yes my thematic legends work fine, it's just the fluffing around on so many layers that is daunting!
I'm currently adding a new column to another couple of tables because even if you do a thematic map, if the legend isn't directly from a column (i.e. if the column is a value and you manually type in a unit after it) then the additional text does not come through on the spectrum legend. I believe it does work if you label with an expression though so if you have the right data in the right columns that is a good work around.
For now I think I'm stuck with doing it the long way but both issues are really things I would like to see corrected.
I'm also going to have a look and see if we can script something up.
Many thanks for the help!
The latest version of WindowHelper has a feature that might help you converting your table based styles to a thematic layer. This feature is called Static Theme and can be located next to the Add Theme control on the MAP tab.
Click on the Static Theme control and select the column with the categories matching your styles.
The tool will now create a thematic for the layer based on the values in the selected column and the table based styles.
Get WindowHelper 3.5 here: http://communitydownloads.pbinsight.com/code-exchange/download/windowhelper-3.0-x64
Finally got around to testing this one, and it is perfect! Thank you very much for the help!
Glad to hear it helped you, Rebecca
We are having the same problem.What to do with that StaticTheme next after we generated it? How do we get the legend to SSA?Warmly