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Views display geographic data organized by theme. A theme is a set of related features, such as nations, districts, cities, streets, parcels, utilities, or bus routes, along with the attributes for those features. A view consists of a map display area on the right and a Table of Contents, or legend, on the left that tells you what themes are contained in the view and which ones are currently displayed. The view name is displayed in its window's title bar.

Each theme in the Table of Contents has a check box next to its name. If the box is checked, the theme displays. If the box is not checked, that means the theme is not being displayed. You control whether a theme displays--simply check or uncheck the box.

The view below contains two themes. One is a theme of major cities in the United States. Because its box isn't checked in the Table of Contents, it doesn't display.

Related Pages:

Using ArcView Tools: View Display Properties
Using ArcView Tools: Theme Display Properties



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