Jump to content

 
Photo

Maintaining a Arcgis multi-scale map database

- - - - -

  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1
Yong

Yong

    Contributor

  • Validated Member
  • PipPip
  • 13 posts
  • Hong Kong

Hi all,

For our map production, we do most of our work in an Arcgis environment. The finishing touches will be done in AI.
Wanted to hear how you guys maintain the geodatabase for different map scales especially for roads. For example, a 1: 1 mil scale map will show a highway as 1 line where as a 1:10,000 scale will show it as 2 lines. Do you store it in different files or there is some technique to keep all of it within a geodatabase.

Thanks

#2
ProMapper

ProMapper

    Master Contributor

  • Validated Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 216 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:India
  • Interests:promapper@gmail.com
  • India

Hi all,

For our map production, we do most of our work in an Arcgis environment. The finishing touches will be done in AI.
Wanted to hear how you guys maintain the geodatabase for different map scales especially for roads. For example, a 1: 1 mil scale map will show a highway as 1 line where as a 1:10,000 scale will show it as 2 lines. Do you store it in different files or there is some technique to keep all of it within a geodatabase.

Thanks

Well it is not just the roads getting thinner for small scale maps, they do a disappearing act too. At large scales even small streets are important but not so at smaller scales of million etc. Many details need to be removed to reduce the clutter. And ArcGIS can do it so efficiently but you must organise the layers according to scale. At certain scales relevant layers show and others hide. You can load one layer twice with different symbology and each shows up at different scales. But more layers slower performance and tougher editing. So it depends how you want it organised.

Anu
http://www.mapsandlocations.com




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

-->