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    Dean Carstens
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    Hey Everyone,

    So, here we go. New ArcGIS version, new map book utility, new questions.

    Right, I need to generate a map book for around 550 properties all over Australia. The properties vary in size and I'd like to create the grid so the cells are different sizes, based on the size of the property. This is probably one approach, but I can also create a cell for each property all at the same size, but with an attribute that specifies a scale suitable to display the whole property.

    So in the first choice I'd have different cell sizes and the second I'd have the same cell size, but different scale values.

    Either way, how would I go about doing this and are these functions built into the existing tools already and I just missed it?

    Cheers

    Dean Carstens
    Spatial Information Analyst

    Elders Forestry
    21 - 31 Goodwood Street, Richmond, VIC, Australia, 3121
    e: dean.carstens@eldersforestry.com.au

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    Joshua Chan
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    Default Re: Map Book ArcGIS 10

    I only used it in 9.3 but the Map Atlas extension allows you to specify a scale rounding so that your scale can be rounded to the nearest 5,000, or 10,000, or whatever you need it to be.

    I'm sure that the Data Driven Pages function will do that for you in Arc10.


    Quote Originally Posted by deancarstens View Post
    Hey Everyone,

    So, here we go. New ArcGIS version, new map book utility, new questions.

    Right, I need to generate a map book for around 550 properties all over Australia. The properties vary in size and I'd like to create the grid so the cells are different sizes, based on the size of the property. This is probably one approach, but I can also create a cell for each property all at the same size, but with an attribute that specifies a scale suitable to display the whole property.

    So in the first choice I'd have different cell sizes and the second I'd have the same cell size, but different scale values.

    Either way, how would I go about doing this and are these functions built into the existing tools already and I just missed it?

    Cheers

    Dean Carstens
    Spatial Information Analyst

    Elders Forestry
    21 - 31 Goodwood Street, Richmond, VIC, Australia, 3121
    e: dean.carstens@eldersforestry.com.au

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    Dean Carstens
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    Default Re: Map Book ArcGIS 10

    Cheers Joshua,

    In the end I simply used the extents of my properties as the 'grid'. In the old map books tool it built a grid for you and I was probably still in that mindset. The data driven pages have loads of new functions built in, so it's really been very helpful.

    Dean

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