How to position contour labels in Maplex above the line?

Discussion created by jakubsisak on Apr 14, 2011
Latest reply on Apr 29, 2011 by wharrison-esristaff
I would like to utilize the "contour placement" options of "Uphill alignment" and "Laddering" while positioning the label above the contour not over it. This does not seem to be an option under the contour placement where it's forcing me to place the contour over the line. (Which makes no sense in ArcGIS since there is easy way to mask that portion of the line efficiently. Possible but very cumbersome and not dynamic) I tried the other placement options in Maplex but then "Uphill Alingment" and "Laddering" is not longer an option.

Does anyone has a good way of doing this?


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