Skip To Content

An overview of the Map Series toolset

Contains tools that create and prepare an index layer for use in map series. The features of an index layer are used to define the extents of multiple pages. One page of output is generated for each feature extent.

ToolDescription

Calculate Adjacent Fields

Creates fields and calculates values for the neighboring pages (polygon) of a grid polygon feature class.

Calculate Central Meridian and Parallels

Calculates the central meridian and optional standard parallels based on the center point of a feature's extent; stores this coordinate system as a spatial reference string in a specified text field; and repeats this for a set, or subset, of features. This field can be used in conjunction with Map Series to update the data frame coordinate system for each page.

Calculate Grid Convergence Angle

Calculates the rotation angle for true north based on the center point of each feature in a feature class and populates this value in a specified field. This field can be used in conjunction with Map Series to rotate each map to true north.

Calculate UTM Zone

Calculates a UTM zone of each feature based on the center point and stores this spatial reference string in a specified field. This field can be used in conjunction with Map Series to update the spatial reference to the correct UTM zone for each map.

Grid Index Features

Creates a grid of rectangular polygon features that can be used as an index to specify pages for a map book using Map Series. A grid can be created that includes only polygon features that intersect another feature layer.

Strip Map Index Features

Creates a series of rectangular polygons, or index features, that follow a single linear feature or a group of linear features. These index features can be used with Map Series to define pages in a strip map or a set of maps that follow a linear feature. The resulting index features contain attributes that can be used to rotate and orient the map on the page and determine which index features, or pages, are next to the current page (to the left and right or to the top and bottom).

Tools in the Map Series toolset

Related topics