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County Map - Base Map for Most Projects

01-03-2012 09:01 AM
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Over the past few years we have created many maps and layouts including the artwork used for our printed County Map.  It is time to create a new printed map using ArcMap - ArcView 9.3 or 10. 
Before we put hours into symbology and annotation, is there a recommended reference scale?  Our county is 24 miles x 24 miles.  Should the reference scale be a percentage of our actual area such as 1/10 of the full extent? 

When we are done I would like to have a project we can use for most mapping requests.  I understand we may not be able to use the project for all requests. 

Also, is there anything we should consider when setting up our annotation group targets? 

Anything else?
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