Using ArcGIS 9.1 (trying to push those boundaries rather than do things manually in AI CS2):
1 - Is there a way I can automatically displace overlapping labels so that every label is displayed but is, if necessary, "pushed" away from its true geocoded center, in order to accomodate 2-3 others within the same space that the first label takes up?
2 - There are over 1000 soup kitchens/food pantries in NYC - displaying a two- or three-digit number inside the label (as the book does) allows for a much smaller/nicer/compact label than one containing a 4-digit number - should I just create a new field in the database that starts the displayed label numbering at 1 for each portion of the grid? Or for each boro? Or, if I'm going to leave it as the overall number - ie. pantry 1107 out of 1382, should I change the way the location is labeled?
I am working on getting a scan of the original map in the book for reference purposes. Hope my questions make sense without the reference.