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Traffic Flow Arrows

August 06 2010 | 4 comments
Categories: Symbology

I need to show traffic flow on city streets, and would like to use a wider, dark line with a narrow, white/light arrow on top or dark arrows by themselves. However, the arrows I've found have long lines attached to them, and I need the lines to be shorter. I have attached a clip of what I am trying to replicate. On an A-size drawing scaled at 1:6000, the arrows are about 1/8 inch long.

Is there a way to shorten the line on the arrow, or is there another arrow style I just have not found?

Mapping Center Answer:

Take a look at the answer for this question we got previously on Ask a Cartographer:

The only difference it that you would also have a second layer in your symbol which would be the black line under the arrows.  And, of course, you would resize and recolor the arrows that are on top so they are smaller and white.


this previous

Traffic Flow posted by Mamie Anding on Aug 6 2010 3:00PM
Can this be done without using representations. I have an aggressive deadline, and unfortunately know nothing about representations. Thanks!
Pretty easy! posted by Aileen Buckley on Aug 10 2010 2:54PM
In this case the use of carto reps is pretty easy and probably faster than trying to make the symbol another way. If you run into any problems, just write us back and we can step you through this.
Resolved posted by Mamie Anding on Aug 31 2010 1:38PM
I was missing the font (Wingdings 2 & 3) to create this symbology.
Great! posted by Aileen Buckley on Aug 31 2010 1:39PM
That was an easy fix!

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