shrug-l: Bing Imagery and export to PDF will no longer work the same in 10.1

Tripp Corbin tcorbin at
Fri Aug 17 09:42:55 EDT 2012

Good morning fellow Shruggers,

If you are like me you often use Esri's online Base Maps as a starting point
for many maps and projects.  For those that use the Aerials and streets from
Bing there is something you need to know if you try to export to PDF using
ArcGIS 10.1. Due to a licensing change between Bing and Esri, you may have
some issues with the exported PDF.


Beginning with ArcGIS 10.1, the Bing Maps logo is required to appear on all
maps that consume Bing map services. The Bing logo draws on top of all layer
to ensure it will be visible no matter what layers are in the map. This may
adversely affect the map when it is exported or even printed because all
layers are automatically rasterized on export. Possible issues can include:


1.      Data hidden by Bing Logo

2.      Blurry data or map

3.      If "Include Layers" option is selected during PDF export, everything
is placed on single raster layer


This is a known issue but there is not much Esri can do because to the new
license agreement with Bing. Recommended fix or work around is to use your
own base maps or one of the other Esri online base maps.


Tripp Corbin, MCP, CFM, GISP | Chief Executive Officer
 <> eGIS Associates, Inc.

 <mailto:tcorbin at> tcorbin at | 

678-710-9710 ext 21 | 866-304-3864 Fax

Esri Certified Trainer | Esri Certified Desktop Associate


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