So we have a PLSS(sections & ranges) layer for the entire US. It's roughly around 2 million features. Every time we bring in this layer it slows down the entire MXD and lags a lot. I know it's this layer because when I turn it off the mxd performs a lot faster. I did some research and I found a few tricks but none work:
- Export your shapefile to a file geodatabase feature class - Already a filegeodatabase.
- If you are using ArcGIS Desktop 10.0 or later move it into a Basemap Layer - Doesn't really improve performance
What else is there to do, besides breaking it up?
I sometimes use the map service below, which is ALOT quicker.
How do I get my layer to run as fast as the map server. I can see that its a png file that uses in ArcGIS Online.
Does this mean the data is in a raster format?
I tired Polygon to Raster but then it cant use labels and the symbology doesn't work well.
What am I missing here?