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locator map

March 18 2010 | 0 comments
Categories: Map Elements

Is there an easy way to place a locator map with the extent of the large scale already in place?

Mapping Center Answer:

Have you checked out Extent Rectangles? Extent rectangles show the extent of one data frame within another data frame. so you woudl need two data frames in your map document -- one set to the overall extent you want to show, and one set the the area you want to display close up. They are a great way to add either an overview map that indicates the area of interest (i.e, the main map), or a close up map with more detail for areas of the main map that are congested.

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