Changing default display for DEMs and other continuous rasters

For DEMs and other continuous rasters ¬†(hillshade, curvature, etc) it is important to change the default display settings in ArcMap. To do this, open the layer properties, display tab, and change \”Resample during display\” from nearest neighbor (default) to bilinear interpolation. This change significantly reduces pixilation in your DEMs and is particularly¬†noticeable¬†at larger scales.

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Resource for Mayanists/Mesoamericanists

Walter Witschey and Clifford Brown have compiled a comprehensive GE map of Maya sites. This is an awesome resource that can be easily converted from KMZ (i.e. the GE file) to a shapefile for use in ArcGIS. You can check it out here: