Basemaps and Labels in Rotated Data Frames

Idea created by mhollingshead-esristaff Employee on Jan 26, 2011
    The issue:  A client is using the ArcGIS 10 data driven pages functionality to create strip maps of their railroad right-of-way.  The online basemaps are quite useful for providing a reference context for their facilities.  But the strip map data frames are rotated to follow the convention of increasing route measures as you move from left to right.  In some cases the rotation approaches 180 degrees, making all the labels and symbols in the basemap upside down! 

    I would like to see an approach to provide the labels and symbol information separately, in a way that would allow them to be rotated with the data frame.