To import USGS SDTS DLG files by attribute:
- Click Home | New Map | Base, and specify one of the [.DDF] files in the hydrography DLG, and click Open.
- In the SDTS-TVP Import Options dialog, in the Selection Criteria group, change the By Attribute Name from (ALL) to ENTITY_LABEL.
- Enter the attribute code (major plus minor code) in the Value edit box.
- Lakes are 0500421
- Rivers are 0500412
- Rapids are 0500400
- Click OK and the base map is created.
For a complete list of USGS DLG attribute codes, refer to Appendix 3.0.B (page 59) of the USGS Data User Guide.
Updated October 24, 2017