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burwelbo

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Hello

I have a map with about 120 point. Unfortunately, the points are somewhat clustered in a few areas. What I have done is created a custom symbol and then added a number on top. What I would now like to do is create an index on the side of the map with the symbol, name of the feature and its grid reference. Anyone know how I would do that using ArcMap (9.2)?

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Bruce Burwell
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I can't help you with a GIS workflow, but 120 points is not very many to just do it quasimanually. You could do it the way we do with street maps: export the map (and gridline) to Illustrator. Open the map in Illustrator (I think there's a free 30-day download) and select the points within each square, copy and paste them into some text editor or spreadsheet. Add the grid co├Ârdinate to the features you just pasted. When finished, sort the list alphabetically.
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Hi Bruce

is your index grid in your layout or data frame?

You could use DSMapBook or any number of arcscripts to create a uniform grid (fishnet) around your points.
Then do a spatial join which would give every point the attributes of the grid it exists in.

That should solve your problem...

Cheers
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Dustin


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I probably will end up doing that but it would be nice to figure it out in future.




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