How do I make Index Contours and Label.

Its learning by doing!!!

Get sample contour data [Shapefile format] from this link:

Open your arcmap, load this contour data in arcmap. Mine appear as:


Open the attribute table of contour layer. The elevation value of each contour is stored in field “contour” as below:


Now add field “index” in this table of type “short integer”. Just as shown below.


Right click on index column -> Field Calculatior -> choose python buttonĀ  -> double click on contour ->add % sign

I am gonna make video tutorial.

Here is the link for video. Its in swf format so you need swf player installed in your browser.

Demo video on how to create index contour and label.

I ll be making youtube video later.