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How to symbolize a road with alternating colors every 10th of a mile?

September 29 2008 | 0 comments
Categories: Cartographic Representations, Symbology

How can I symbolize a road with alternating colors every 10th of a mile?
Is linear referencing required to set the line data up for symbolizing?
Can this be done with cartographic representations?

Mapping Center Answer:

Representations will work to do this. The key is to determine the length in page units of 0.1 miles given your map scale.  The default page units is points (1/72 of an inch) Once you know that you can set up a representation with dashes.  I would use a two-layer line, where the bottommost layer is solid, and the topmost is dashed with an equal dash-gap ratio.

The key, in terms of representation symbology is to add the dashes geometric effect and set the Endings parameter to "No Constraint". 

Another way to do this is by editing your data and splitting the features: see the online help topic called Splitting Line Features.

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