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They want me to try and make it so that when the user(in arcmap) zooms in the streets get wider

November 06 2007 | 0 comments
Categories: ArcGIS Methods, Cartographic Design, Cartographic Effects

They want me to try and make it so that when the user(in arcmap) zooms in the streets get wider (like in a google or mapquest map)and the labling for streets are similar to those maps as well.

Mapping Center Answer:

Zooming in and making the streets get bigger: Have you tried setting a reference scale? The Google Maps effect is actually using several layers to create the effect, these layers are set to be visible for a certain scale range; and when one set of layers turns off (as you zoom in) another turns on). Sometimes the layers use the same data with different symbols, sometimes different feature classes are used; for instance my datasets include polygons for streets that were compiled based on edge of pavement via photogrammetric capture; then I have a detailed street centerline file. (See enclosed image to see what my transportation feature dataset contains). Depending on what I need to show at smaller scales, I set definition queries that eliminate some of the features that don’t work well at smaller scales like alleys, dirt roads, and on/off ramps.

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