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How Do I Go About Creating a Map Book With a Grid?

05-02-2023 07:05 AM
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I'm new to the GIS world so I'm not sure where to start with something like this. We use ArcGIS Pro and I'm curious how I can create a map book, similar to the road atlas that you would find at 7-11 and other convenience stores. What I had in mind was a map book with a cover page with a regional map and a grid... A-F across the top and 1-6 on the left side. The following pages in the map book would be a "zoomed-in" extent of the corresponding grid coordinate. This map book would be printed and distributed amongst team members. Is this possible to do in ArcGIS Pro? How would I go about doing such a thing? Thanks in advance!

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Occasional Contributor III

Hi @nami069 A lot of details to cover, but the ArcGIS Pro answer is called Map Series. POlease have a look at

Also several videos "out there" to get you up-and-running, Best of luck


Occasional Contributor

Hello nami, as Pål pointed out, there is a lot to cover and they have provided a link to good documentation to get started.

The process is fairly straight forward and simple. I just created three separate atlases so feel free to reach out if you have any specific questions.

Setting up all the moving parts is simple, what takes more time is dialing in all the detail like labels and symbology. Best of luck!

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Occasional Contributor III

A start might be this ESRI video @nami069

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