Labling Transportation features when using DDP

Discussion created by on Jun 1, 2013
Latest reply on Jun 5, 2013 by
Dear All
I am working as Senior Geographer with Census of India.
I am just trying to automate the Map production for a specific publication which will have maps at District and Sub-District level maps. I indent to read from a single GDB file where all my feature layers are stored with required attributes for a state (32 districts + 215 Sub-districts showing villages / Towns).

My problem is with labeling the transport features for which I am posting this question.

The transport features have to be labeled with its next closest important town or a village name. As per our cartographic map design, we generally label the names at the end of transport feature on the boundary of a district/sub-district. I have enclosed an example.

Please clear my doubt. Whether it is possible to label the transport feature from attribute, if so how the attributes needs to be stored and linked with features.

ArcGIS version: 10.0

Census of India
Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner India