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How can I add features to line segments.

example here : http://vancouver.ca/...reenwaysmap.pdf

How could I get something similar, the way they have numbered off the greenways?

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What software are you using? Simplest way is to do it manually!
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Using ArcMap, this would be done using labels. You can put them in markers - a white one with a border matching the color would achieve the look on the map you linked, but would require classification for the labels as well to match the color classification of the lines.
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Using ArcMap, this would be done using labels. You can put them in markers - a white one with a border matching the color would achieve the look on the map you linked, but would require classification for the labels as well to match the color classification of the lines.


yeah sorry i'm using arcmap 9.2.

how would i go about classifying as you've described?

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Once you've classified the symbology of the line, select the "Define classes of features and label each class differently" method on the Labels tab.

Then click "Get Symbol Classes" and you should be able to change the labeling for different classes based on your symbols. I find it helpful to hit Apply after changing the symbol for each class.

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New Question I'd love some help with...

Off this same example, http://vancouver.ca/...reenwaysmap.pdf

How did they get some lines (example line 13 Ontario) to show as partially solid and partially dashed--but as just the number in the legend?

I've tried annotation and I'm stuck.... please help!

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You need to fix the link...

I haven't seen what you are asking for, but maybe they used some software other than ArcMap for that map, e.g. a design program like Illustrator or Corel Draw - then you have more freedom to change the styling of lines and other elements.
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I would guess that they have different line features for the constructed greenways(solid lines) or proposed greenways(dotted line{In arcmap to get this look use a marker line with a small gap}) and there is appropriate attribution reflecting this. Then symbolize on multiple fields.

to get the Legend like they have it you could just use the Draw toolbar in layout view. I think this is how they did their legend. It is hard to notice but you can see how the colored circles are not perfectly aligned aganist the black map boarder. This can be solved by (after drawing all the circles{copy/paste})selecting all the drawn elements then right mouse click and align center.

Could be a faster more efficient way out there but this will make it work

good luck




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