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Author Topic: How to make hole in polygon transparent in GPSMapEdit with .typ file?  (Read 2627 times)

RCinSTP

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I have a vector polygon (blue color) shape file with a hole in the center of the polygon.  I added the shape file to GPSMapEdit and I am using a .typ file to edit the colors, transparency, draw level, etc.


The hole is always white. I can make the blue polygon transparent and raise or lower it above or below another polygon, but whenever the blue polygon is visible, the hole in the center is white.

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Re: How to make hole in polygon transparent in GPSMapEdit with .typ file?
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2015, 08:16:38 AM »
It doesn't look like GPSMapEdit can display polygon islands properly so I would just fix the geometry of the polygon so that the island resides outside the polygon
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Re: How to make hole in polygon transparent in GPSMapEdit with .typ file?
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2015, 08:56:05 AM »
Thank you very much for your help.  I'm not sure how to fix the geometry of the polygon, would it be "Cutting donut holes in existing polygons" or maybe "Filling in donut holes in polygons" as in the link below.  Or, do you mean something different.  This is very frustrating because the map looks perfect in ArcMap, but I'm having a difficult time getting the shapefiles to look the same as ArcMap by changing color and the draw order in the .typ file with GPSMapEdit.

http://webhelp.esri.com/arcgisdesktop/9.3/index.cfm?id=563&pid=560&topicname=Common_polygon_editing_tasks

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Re: How to make hole in polygon transparent in GPSMapEdit with .typ file?
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2015, 11:30:56 AM »
no, those are not going to help you. in Arc, you need to Edit the polygon so that the inside edge becomes a part of the outside edge. This is done with the cut polygons tool in the editor.

 

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