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How to zoom to selected point features in the table to specified scale?

April 21 2010 | 3 comments
Categories: ArcGIS Methods

"Our Answer:
First set the scale range properties for the specific layer you are selecting on. Right click the layer, click Properties, click the General tab and set the In beyond (Maximum Scale) to the scale you want. Once that is set, whenever you select "Zoom to selected features", the display will zoom to the specific scale you set."


This works only with the layer line and polygons, but does not work with point layer.

Mapping Center Answer:

It worked for me! Try it again.  Set the value for the In Beyond option of the scale range on the General tab of the Layer Properties dialog of the point layer, then use the Select by Attributes tool, then use the Zoom to Selected Features option.

Another option for 'zooming' to selected features posted by Janel Day on Apr 21 2010 5:46PM
Try typing the scale you want to view your selected features at in the ArcMap scale box. For this you need to make sure your layer is visible at the desired viewing scale. Select your feature. Then, right click the selected feature in your attribute table and select 'Pan to'.
Thanks posted by Bartek Pawe? on Apr 22 2010 5:47AM
Thanks for help Janel Day, its works.
Alternate method posted by Daniel Romano on Nov 14 2013 3:11AM
Just zoom in to the desired zoom level and then use the Pan To instead of the Zoom To command.

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