Use Multiple Map Series in Single Layout

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01-21-2022 09:34 AM
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DanielMellott
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In working for an Engineering firm, we sometimes have projects that involve long corridors. The ArcGIS Pro map series works good for generating a series of maps along the length of the project. Sometimes, to save paper, layouts are used with 2 or more map frames to capture more project area on each sheet (see attached sample image).

It would be nice if there was a way to associate 2  or more map series in a layout to multiple map frames to automate the production of a plan set.

A descriptive example of such a layout follows: 

  • A landscape layout has 2 map frames; one on the upper half of the paper and one on the lower half
  • There is an index map grid along a 2-mile road corridor delineating every 1,500' of the corridor
  • Alternating grid polygons along the corridor represent upper and lower map frames respectively
  • The first map series would be associated to the upper map frame linked to the "odd" index grids
  • The second map series would be associated to the lower map frame linked to the "even" index grids
  • The first page of the overall layout series would have the upper map frame showing 0-1,500' of the project and the lower map frame showing 1,500-3,000' of the project
  • The second page of the overall layout series would have the upper map frame showing 3,000-4,500' of the project and the lower map frame showing 4,500-6,000' of the project
  • An so on to the end of the project corridor

Essentially, a single map series that would normally be 30 pages would now become 2 map series on 15 pages.

 

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Tony_Stephens

I'll just say, Thanks Daniel", as Daniel has described my workflow need perfectly.

I don't want to have to do any scripting or other workarounds. But rather just use fields to select which layout window gets which index box, all sheets in the series then generated automatically.

Thanks all,

Tony