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Matt Fairfield

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Hey
I am strugling with something i figure should be easy.
I have a Base county map with all the datasets formated with stylesheets the way we want them. But i now need to produce Municipal mapping which means 8 maps with smaller extents. I would like to use my county map as a base and "SAVE AS" **** municipality. Then Clip the county map to the minicipal extents. These are not square.

Is there a way to clip using a Map boundary layer? when the layer is a odd shape?

Please advise

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You need to specify your software. Manifold? MapInfo? MaPublisher? or....?
This is a forum about cartography. People here use many different approaches to the discipline. :)

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Hey
I am strugling with something i figure should be easy.
I have a Base county map with all the datasets formated with stylesheets the way we want them. But i now need to produce Municipal mapping which means 8 maps with smaller extents. I would like to use my county map as a base and "SAVE AS" **** municipality. Then Clip the county map to the minicipal extents. These are not square.

Is there a way to clip using a Map boundary layer? when the layer is a odd shape?

Please advise



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Matt Fairfield

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Ow right sorry i was thinking i was in the avenza forum. Map Publisher 8.
Thanks


You need to specify your software. Manifold? MapInfo? MaPublisher? or....?
This is a forum about cartography. People here use many different approaches to the discipline. :)

Charles Syrett
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http://www.mapgraphics.com



Hey
I am strugling with something i figure should be easy.
I have a Base county map with all the datasets formated with stylesheets the way we want them. But i now need to produce Municipal mapping which means 8 maps with smaller extents. I would like to use my county map as a base and "SAVE AS" **** municipality. Then Clip the county map to the minicipal extents. These are not square.

Is there a way to clip using a Map boundary layer? when the layer is a odd shape?

Please advise



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You can use the Map Vector Crop tool, but you'll have to specify the area manually. An alternative would be using clipping masks, but they're clumsy and will destroy your MAPublisher attributes.
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The cleanest way to do this is to generate shape-files of the layers you want to clip (if you don't already have them), import them into ArcGIS along with the new extents (your municipal polygons) and use the [intersect] command to create the new "clipped" data files. Re-import back into your map file and apply the existing styles. Depending on how many layers need to be clipped this could be a decent amount of work.

However, if I were doing this I would work the main map up to the point that all universal changes and updates have been made. Meaning all styles and changes that would effect all of the new municipal map extents. I would then create a new layer group with sub layers, one sub layer for each new municipal extent. Place a copy of the new extent polygon in the sub layers. When you are ready to "publish" or save off the new extents you can [save as] under a new file name and then perform the clipping mask operation using the appropriate polygon from one of the new sub layers you created earlier. Change the marginalia or framing to the new map extent and save. You will lose your attribute info but that's why you only clip after all other changes are made and you save the file as a copy (keeping the master file intact). If you have to make any changes to one of the extents you go back to the master file which still has all of it's geo-referencing and attributes, make the change and re clip[ before saving over the old clipped file.

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