>Another ArcView question. I use both MapInfo and ArcView. Being that I am
>at the USGS, most of the maps we create (internally) are in lat/long (or
>geographic). When in MapInfo, the full US coverage looks pretty good. But,
>when I look at the US in ArcView, as above (lat/long, DD, Miles), it seems
>like it is elongated. The US looks like it is squished in the horizontal and
>stretched in the vertical. Has anyone else noticed/come across this, and
>know why? Is there a way to correct this? We won't use AV because of this,
>we may have to stick with MI in all our apps.
I have noticed this too when I import USGS quad images in the DD projection. I
need to keep it in this projection for well searches using Lat and Long to find
the wells. Unfortunately it looks pretty bad. I would normally use UTM 18 (in
PA) but the well searches don't work in this projection. Oh well!!