MUTCD Sign Symbology
I'm having issues with matching a sign inventory to its appropriate symbology. Since our sign inventory description does not perfectly match the description in the ESRI Transportation Style file, I was only able to match a handful of sign types to their symbology (using "Match to symbols in a style"). I need to be able to match signs according to their MUTCD sign code to their appropriate symbol, preferrably from the ESRI Transportation Style file. Any suggestions?
Mapping Center Answer:
The ESRI Transportation Style Esri has symbols that were compliant with a MUTCD version from 2003 (which was the latest at the time we made it). It contains some but not all of the symbols -- from 1999 to about 2003. The style file we have attached here (as a zip file) for ESRI Transportation actually has most of the codes - but remember, this is for this older 2003 version (these codes were stripped out in version 10). You can see the codes if you open the attached ESRI Transportation style as a MS Access database. The MS Access field with this information is "Code"(ex: M 1-1).
Caution, some of the symbols are multi-layer and each layer has the code assigned to it. What that means is that you will see multiple records in the Access database with the same code -- each one relates to a different layer in the symbol. For example, the Interstate Shield symbol has 4 layers, each one comes from the ESRI MUTCS 3 font but the ID of the symbols are different. Nonetheless, they all have the code "M 1-1".
You can either export the table to be opened in ArcMap (you'll need to change the file extension) so you can see which codes relate to which symbols. You could also add a new field in your feature class and populate it with these MUTCD codes by manual means.
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