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Data Driven Pages - Calculate Data Driven Scale

Question asked by ben_vk on Jan 22, 2015

Hi All,


I have a data driven map setup and it is very close to how we need it, but as my scale is set to best fit it is not percfect.


99% of my pages work great, and they look like this:

2015-01-23_08-40-45_Building & Site Location Book.pdf - Adobe Reader.jpg


Then on the other hand, I have a couple of sites which are a little 'busier', which makes my building points unreadable as they are in a cluster, see example:

2015-01-23_08-41-07_Building & Site Location Book.pdf - Adobe Reader.jpg


So what I am wanting to do, is calculate a field automatically which would be called "data_driven_scale", then I will be able to select the field in the "Set Up Data Driven Pages" dialog:

2015-01-23_08-41-21_Building & Site Location Map.mxd - ArcMap.jpg


So as I have 150+ pages I do not want to manually enter the scale I would like to use, but I would like arcmap to automatically tell me what it is using, then I can go through and manually edit the scale set for the handful of pages which need tweaking.


Does anyone know if this is possible?