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  • 330
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    When working with annotation (dataframe or layer-based) or graphics in the layout view, a pasted copy lands close to the original.  This is frustrating, because more often than not, the new pasted annotation/graphic actually belongs somewhere else on the map entirely, and given varying scales, you may need to zoom in significantly in order to place it appropriately.  All too often, I find myself copying, then zooming out to find the next desired placement, then zooming in, then pasting, and thinking, "where the heck is it?"  Then I have to zoom out, find where it went, zoom in to grab it, then laboriously pan it over to where I really want it. 

    Which leads me to another point that has probably been made by others ahead of me: please, please disallow the graphic/annotation selection tool to select/manipulate the dataframe!

    Thank you!
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     annotation, graphics, dataframe selection
    1 Comment  |  Posted by :  MLF  to ArcGIS DesktopTransportationProduction Mapping (PLTS) Dec 23, 2010
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    FAA Part 77 Criteria for Imaginary Airfield Surfaces is only one criteria.  For Defense Airfields, Unified Facilities Criteria for Airfield and Heliport Design must also be maintained.  Military Airfields are often co-used with civillian aviation organizations.  Although PLTS Aero at ArcGIS 10 provides editable Part 77 criteria, it would be very beneficial to have a toolbox or custom tool that utilizes drop downs to specify Class A/B runways and which of the Tri-Service (UFC) Criteria was being evaluated (Army / Airforce or Navy/Marines).  PLTS Aero generates a single runway service.  It would be helpful to be able to bach run the surface for a combined.  Most airfields are composed of multiple runways.  Evaluations for violation of imaginary surfaces should be done against a single composite Part 77 / UFC Polygon Z feature class, that could be generated by using a tool box that allowed for batching of multiple runways simultaneously.
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     plts, aero, airfield, FAA, part 77, defense, military. plts,
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    We need the ability to create and locate events that span routes.

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    In DS Map Book, it was possible to export to many file format (png, jpeg, pdf, etc.). Please make them available for Data Driven Pages as PDF. Export to PNG (for example) is only available when scripting with Python. However, not all Data Driven Page options from ArcMap are easy to code in Python.

    So please make available Export to other format than PDF.

    Thanks
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    0 Comments  |  Posted by :  caroytct  to ArcGIS DesktopProduction Mapping (PLTS) Jan 7, 2011
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  • 130
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    Map output to PDF

    1)  When maps are output to PDF, provide a way to specify the on/off state of layer.  This is especially useful for Data Driven Pages when you output dozens of pages, and want a specific set of layers to be present, but not turned on.

    2)  When image layers are included in a PDF, do not rasterize and collapse the vector layers above the image into it.
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    The only way to show the "All Other Values" in a legend are very clunky.  It should be a very simple thing to allow moving the other values up and down, like any other class.  I have never seen a good map with the "others" listed at the top and seperated by a different heading; instead, they are just listed as another class of data, at the bottom of the list.

    ArcMap Legend:
    ArcMap Legend

    Better Legend:
    Fixed Legend

    It is easy enough to convert to graphics and fix the legend; however, this disconnects the legend and results in wrong symbology and other problems.  I hate converting legends to graphics but I have to on almost every map I make.  We have a huge library of maps we produce on demand and make updates as needed, but we make one update to the underlying data and we have to manually change dozens and dozens of map legends manually.
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     Legend
    0 Comments  |  Posted by :  themisingcard  to ArcGIS DesktopProduction Mapping (PLTS) Mar 19, 2014
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    When labelling a contour layer (or any line layer using the contour placement method) with labels ON the line, the line is visible behind the numbering (for example through the hole in a zero). When this is applied on a plain background, a halo matching the background colour can be used to block the line out, however this isn't suitable when an image or other non-plain background is used. To overcome this, there should be an option when using the contour placement for labels, which removes the contour line from behind and immediately around the labels. This also shouldn't require the use of annotation for the labels...

    User-added image.
    No Masking :-(


    User-added image
    Plain halo :-(


    User-added image
    Line feature erased from behind numbers :-D


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     label, labelling, contour, contours, mask, halo
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    Allow Labels to honor Representation Visibility

    Currently, a layer's label properties do not recognize Representation Visibility.  The work-around often suggested (see link below) is to create a definition query on the layer.  This might suit some situations, however it is important to note that you cannot query the Representation Visibility of a feature.  Therefore, a label properties checkbox (or similar) is needed to enable recognition of the Representation Visibility property.

    Carto Rep Feature Labels....
    http://mappingcenter.esri.com/index.cfm?fa=ask.answers&q=605 


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    It would be useful to be able to copy and paste steps when editing a workflow. For example, I have a workflow that has steps to see if the user needs to perform any more edits. This flow is repeated at least three times during the workflow. Instead of having to put in the steps and their associated paths with conditional return codes, it would be great to be able to select the set I created above, copy and then paste.
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     Workflow Manager
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    Currently, the Workflow Manager Administration Tools come as a separate and unsupported download from the ArcGIS gallery.
    http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=387ce7914cde4744b549b934959a0b5f

    While these are GREAT tools, especially for automating job creation and integration with python scripts, it would be even better if they came installed with Workflow Manager.  When you download the sample, you have to make sure you Unblock the zip file and run as administrator.  There is a bug in the code that does not register it correctly on some computers.  It doesn't copy the toolbox over into the default tbx location.  And while there is a workaround for that, it's just a hassle, having to remember to install them on each computer that will need the tools.  I've also noticed an issue when running a python script from command line, where the validation of the tool returns an error.  
    I think this toolbox incorporates many core functions that WMX admins need or would like to use.

    Please solidify this toolset into the core WMX install, thusly making them more stable and more accessible.
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     workflow manager, administration utilities, admin
    0 Comments  |  Posted by :  court_moe  to ArcGIS DesktopProduction Mapping (PLTS) Feb 18, 2014
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  • 130
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    I am a terrible speller and it is quite embarrassing to misspell words in the Meta Data. I end up typing everything into a word document and then copying and pasting it into the meta data. If there was a basic spell check in the meta data that would be amazing. ANother reason it would be helpful is that I am constantly adding GIS specific words to my dictionary... THis causes issues when I am typing in acronyms that are similar and my MS Word want to change them to a GIS Specific acronym. 
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     Spell check, meta data, poor spelling
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    In AutoCAD, there is the ability to define a "Layer State," which for the data frame defines symbology, labels, what's on/off. This is really useful to set up exactly what you'd like the finished map to look like, but gives you the ability to go back and mess around with data layers, without having to remember what's supposed to be on/off, etc.
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    5 Comments  |  Posted by :  dymcintosh  to ArcGIS DesktopProduction Mapping (PLTS) Aug 27, 2010
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  • 130
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    Hello,
    Labeling using Key Numbering works well, there is no cotrol to how the numbered list appears on your layout. I think we should be able to configure
    - if the Key Numbering list should be split-up or displayed as one list for all Numberd Lables on the page
    - the appearance of the Key Numbering list box.
    For example, we are currenlty working with a map book in Production Mapping, and the Key Label list is split up all over the place and hard to find. It would be so much better is we could set the Key Labels to appear as a single list in a defined location on the layout with a transparent backgroud to help read it.

    would love to hear comments from others on this

    rica
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     label key numbering format control
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    It would cut design time in half if there was an option to apply symbol properties from any level of the settings. Currently it can take 4-6 windows just to change 1 color of 1 symbol to then find out it still isn’t right and have to go through all of the windows again. When needing to alter many labels and symbols in map this can really slow the design down. 

    Windows to Change Halo for Symbol
    Figure 1: Windows to alter the halo color for a symbol

    Windows to Change Halo for Label
    Figure 2: Windows to change Halo color for a label

    It would also be convent if you could select multiple symbols or labels > right click > and choose what option you would like to change for all of them while keeping the rest of the settings intact.

    Many times I create a whole symbology for a feature class and realize it would benefit greatly if there was a thicker outline on all the simple marker circles, or they would all show better if I added a halo. Or maybe I just spent half a day designing a map using a halo setting around my label classes, clicking through all the windows, to find out my boss doesn't approve of the color choice. I then need to update each one individually. This then gets into the whole need to click through all the windows again wasting more valuable work hours.

    As a cartographer first analyst/programmer second this feature would greatly help me!

    Thanks!
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     improve symbol settings, symbology, labeling, maplex, apply all
    0 Comments  |  Posted by :  DMakridakis  to ArcGIS DesktopProduction Mapping (PLTS) Mar 6, 2014
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  • 130
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    Sun Angle Symbology

    Under Consideration

    The ESRI sun angle (illumination tab) currently has no option to be represented in the map layout view.

    I would hope to see future versions of ArcGIS 10x and above have the ability to:
    (1) insert a dynamic vector symbology for the sun angle (declination, inclination) into the map layout view
    (2) insert dynamic text for the sun angle into the map layout view
    (3) allow ArcGIS users to set the sun angle defaults (not everyone wants to utilize a 315 Azimuth and 30 Altitude for their maps as a default)


    This would of course only be applicable when displaying a raster in the final map layout

     

    I have attached screen captures to help illustrate the idea.

    User-added image

    User-added image

    User-added image

    User-added image

    Tags :
     PUG, sun angle, illumination, dynamic vector symbology, dynamic vector text, default angles, petroleum, raster, spatial analyst
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    Would like to see the ability to save .mxd's and .lyr files into a geodatabase (sde/pgdb/fgdb), flat file structures seems so out of place in this cloud world in which we will be living. 
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    I am using the ARCGIS 10 to plot the cumulative production piechart, and I was trying to show the pie size based on the total hydrocarbon( wide range 10boe-1,000,000 boe).
    I could not resize the pie size properly, and I could not show the legend with the specified number and the particular size. It is powerful if ArcMap could give user option to determin the pie size and control the number shows in the legend.

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    0 Comments  |  Posted by :  Tony.Gao  to Production Mapping (PLTS) Sep 4, 2012
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    It would save time and improve production if when you type the attributes in the Plan Directory such as Accuracy Level and Created By that they then transferred to the Parcel Details .  At this time you have to add the accuracy level at least three times while creating new parcels in parcel fabric. In the Parcel Details Properties, Parcel Details Lines, and in the Plan Directory itself.
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    1 Comment  |  Posted by :  czeilman  to Production Mapping (PLTS) Sep 26, 2014
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    If the DDP index layer is used with a dynamic page definition query, the attribute table reflects the resulting features of the query (correctly).  However, if you add that attribute table to your page layout, the attribute table in layout does not automatically update for each page of the DDP, it will only display the records of the features when it was originally added to the layout.

    It would seem that when using DDP, an attribute table added to page layout would also adhere to the settings for the DDP definition query, but it is not refreshed on each page.  I understand you can use Dynamic Text to display attributes from the table, but it becomes very combersome when displaying multiple attributes, especially if you want them to appear in an actual table, just as they would if you just add the attribute table to layout. 

    My Example:
    I am using the DDP to create a map of individual parcels.  I am using the parcel layer as the index layer, and the parcel ID as each page.  I have two copies of the parcel layers in my TOC, the top layer highlights the parcel of interest, the second all adjacent parcels.  I use a DDP definition query to only show the parcel of interest.  The attribute table will then only show that pages parcel information (correctly).  I would like to see about 6 attributes from this table in my page layout... (ownership information and bundle rights, etc.).  The attribute table in arcmap changes with each DDP page, but when the attribute table is added to a page layout, it does not.  This is what needs to be fixed. If the attribute table added to the page layout reflects the DDP defnition query, then it would then correctly display the ownership information, etc... from the attribute table on each new page.
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     Data Driven Page, Attribute Table, Dynamic Text, Page Layout, Page Definition Query
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    I would like to see a better control of symbology in the proportional symbols definition so the information shows up nicely in both map and legend.
    • Most simply I would like to be able to specify both the minimum and maximum size of my symbol - just I may do in "Graduated symbols". Currently the only way to scale the maximum size is by excluding low values
    • As a part of the "graduated colors" I would appreciate to be able to specify a certain symbol for values below the threshold for minimum graduated value in order to simplify the legend generation
    • In same direction the legend values should be editable - select own charateristic values rather than the 10** values
    • As others have pointed out elsewhere it would be nice also to be able to graduate colors according to values in a column.
    Regards

    Michael
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    0 Comments  |  Posted by :  Mstjernholm  to ArcGIS DesktopProduction Mapping (PLTS) Nov 4, 2010
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