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Generate a 1km grid for use in Collector - best practice?

Question asked by leftieant76 on Jan 13, 2018
Latest reply on Jan 15, 2018 by johan.ekenstedt_sveaskog


I need to build a 1km grid UTM grid for scaling and navigational use in an ArcGIS Collector project. I"m wondering the best way to go about this. The grid needs to cover my entire State, and of course it straddles 3 different UTM zones, just to confuse things.


So far I've constructed the line features, which results in about 2000 very long features (longest approx 540km). I published a service to AGOL but the data wouldn't display, with an error of 'too many features to display'. My assumption is that the sheer length of the features caused issues when trying to select features to display within the viewport.


So now I'm attempting to go the other way, and I've planarised the lines, resulting in over 1/2 a million lines mostly of 1km length. I'm now attempting to publish this as a service but it's taking aaaaaaages and I suspect it's going to fall over.


So what I'm wondering, has anyone else built a grid / graticule overlay? How did you get it to work? Any tricks I need to be aware of?


Thanks for your help!