1st attempt in producing street directories
Posted 07 April 2010 - 01:47 AM
there is a project where the clients want a street directory at 1:10,000 scale. the number of maps is around 200.
The data is mainly imported from Arcgis and edited in AI. Basically, i like to hear how others manage this (pagenation, top-bottom-left-right adjacent map numbers, etc). I'm thinking about using Adobe Indesign to manage the pagenation and master template but i got no experience in that. any advice would be helpful.
Posted 07 April 2010 - 01:21 PM
When the atlas layout is finished using the skeleton map master, relink to the real map master, using the "Relink all instances" option.
Posted 07 April 2010 - 06:55 PM
Posted 08 April 2010 - 01:37 PM
We use InDesign for our map books but I'm curious about this automating the page numbers. Can you explain further?
Do your page numbers and adjacent maps numbers there as well. With a little experimentation, you can figure out how to automate the numbering of this using Excel and a text editor, by generating and placing (one line at a time) stories that have "See Map X" as individual lines in a particular order.
Posted 16 April 2010 - 04:09 AM
Do i cut the AI files for each page individually or can i design a large map in AI and just setup it to show certain portions of the map in each map page. Can this be done? or if anyone have a more elegant way of doing this.
Not really. Just ask, and I'll try to explain how to do things step-by-step. InDesign will do a lot of the hard work.
Posted 16 April 2010 - 01:02 PM
Rudy, I had in mind using Excel to generate a file with
see map 42
see map 43
see map 44
Posted 19 April 2010 - 01:18 PM
Posted 19 April 2010 - 04:06 PM
Are you being sarcastic? Everyone in the tech world seems to think my approach of serving up dumb GIFs in HTML is hopelessly outdated. For one thing, you can't drag from tile to tile, or zoom in and out.
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