Add the Index To Streets element

Disponible con licencia de Defense Mapping.

The Index To Streets layout element helps find a street on a layout by identifying the region on a grid that contains the street. This element contains a list of street names with their associated grid value. Because the grid values correspond with the region containing the street name annotation, each street name appears on the map once. The index derives the street names from a feature class and uses the Military Grid Reference System (MGRS) for the grid.

Insert an Index To Streets element

The Index To Streets element can be inserted on any map layout.

  1. Verify that the map is in layout view.

    If you don't have a layout set up for your project, add a layout.

  2. Click the Insert tab.
  3. Click the Additional Surrounds drop-down arrow and choose Index To Streets Índice de calles ICM in the Topographic group.
    Index To Streets surround element in Additional Surrounds drop-down options
  4. Click the map layout where you want to insert the element.

    The Index To Streets element is added to the layout.

Modify the Index To Streets element

You can modify the properties and appearance of the Index To Streets element using the options on the Index To Streets contextual tab, as well as the Element pane.

  1. Verify that the map is in a Layout view and that an Index To Streets element has been added.
  2. Click the element in the Contents pane.

    The Index To Streets contextual tab appears.

  3. Click the tab to configure additional element properties.

    You can also configure some of the element's properties, such as its arrangement and position, using the options on the ribbon.

  4. Click the launcher Selector for one of the following groups on the ribbon to open the Element pane:
    • Current Selection
    • Symbol
    • Text Symbol

    To open the Element pane directly, double-click the element in the Contents pane, or right-click it and click Properties Propiedades.

  5. Click the Options tab Options.
  6. Expand General and configure the element options as necessary.
    1. Provide a name for the element in the Name text box.

      This is the name that appears in the Contents pane and must be unique.

    2. Optionally, uncheck the Visible check box to make the element invisible.
    3. Optionally, check the Locked check box to lock the element so that changes cannot be made.
  7. Optionally, expand Source and configure the Map Frame and Layer Source settings.
    1. Click the Map frame drop-down arrow to specify the map frame with which the element is associated.
    2. Click the Layer Source drop-down arrow to specify the layer that contains the feature number annotation.
  8. Optionally, expand Index To Streets and provide a title for the element's in the Title text box.
  9. Optionally, expand Fields to configure the element's fields.
    Fields table for the headings on the Index To Streets element


    Add a row to the Fields table, which creates a column in the element.


    The attribute from which values are derived for the element.


    Provide a name for the column header that appears on the element.


    Specify the field type. Options are a field grid reference, name, or ID number.


    Move rows up or down, which moves columns left and right, respectively, in the element.


    Remove the selected row from the table.

  10. Expand Accessibility and provide a description for the surround element in the Alt Text text box.

    Check the Word wrap check box to wrap the content in the Alt Text text box instead of scrolling the content in the text box.

  11. Optionally, click the Arrangement tab to adjust the element's fitting strategy, sorting, and spacing options.
    1. Specify the approach to take when resizing the element in the Fitting Strategy section.
    2. Specify the minimum font size.
    3. Specify whether the columns should break based on height or category.
    4. In the Sorting section, specify how the element's values should be sorted.
    5. In the Spacing section, specify values for the gaps between groups and headings and the gaps between headings and rows.
  12. Optionally, click the Placement tab Placement and adjust the element's size and position.

The layout contains an Index To Streets element to facilitate finding a street on the map.