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Scale dependent rendering

December 22 2008 | 1 comment
Categories: ArcGIS Methods

I'd like to create an MXD that, for a given feature class, has different rendering at different zoom scales. For example, as I zoom in I would like the line thickness to increase or the labeling font to change.

I am currently achieving this by adding multiple layers with different rendering and grouping them. Is there a better way to do this?

I've attached a screen shot of what I'm currently doing.

Mapping Center Answer:

That is the current best way to do this sort of work.

As your map potentially becomes more complex, we did a blog entry some months ago that discusses additional TOC organization strategies that may help:

http://blogs.esri.com/Support/blogs/mappingcenter/archive/2008/03/17/working-with-layers-and-scale-ranges-tips-for-organizing-the-table-of-contents.aspx

 

Thanks for the quick response posted by Nicholas Ranicar on Dec 22 2008 12:00PM
Glad to know I'm doing it the right way, too bad there's not a quickler/simpler solution!

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