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Cartographically represent multiple lines on top each other

November 30 2007 | 1 comment
Categories: ArcGIS Methods, Cartographic Representations, Symbology

I am trying to cartographically represent multiple lines on top each other as three separate
lines NEXT to each other. I believe this was possible in 9.2. Please advice. Thank you!

Mapping Center Answer:

The only thing new with 9.2 that might help with this is cartographic representations. You could also do something like this manually with standard ArcMap 8.x/9.x by creating a separate cartographic feature class and using offsets, but that sounds like more work than you want to do. So, using cartographic representations: you will need to define an attribute for each line type that you want to display separately. Then define a representation rule for each, and apply the Offset Curve geometric effect to two of the rules. You’ll need to experiment with offset settings, symbol levels, and other parameters, but this effect is possible.

ArcGIS Schematics Extension alternative posted by Charlie Frye on Jan 25 2008 4:19PM
Since recieving this question we've published a Mapping Center blog entry called, "Create route maps with the ArcGIS Schmatics extension", which may also be helpful for this sort of challenge.

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