Cartographic Representations - OverPass (Part 5 ) of...
Cartographic Representations are a big leap in ArcGIS 9.2
It allows the GIS/Cartographer more control on how the Map is displayed and this has been covered in Parts 1-4.
However this is part 5 but on requests from regular blog readers and ArcGIS users, there will be more examples on Cartographic Representations.
The gap between ESRI USA and ESRI UK Users has been 2 months hence why this post has taken so long to get on the blog. Mapperz has only used ArcGIS Desktop 9.2 Arc/Info for 2 days, one day was updating all the service packs
Please note this functionality is only available with ArcGIS Desktop Arc/Info (the super expensive one)
Carto what? Overpasses??
Image Source: ESRI
- Generates mask polygons at the intersections of stroke representations to symbolize one set of strokes passing above the other. Optionally, linear parapet features can be generated adjacent to these masks.
- Requires intersecting line features symbolized with stroke representations as inputs.
- Feature classes without representations are not supported by this tool.
- The Input Above Features With Representations layer can be the same as the Input Below Features With Representations layer in the case of self-overlapping features.
- When Input Above and Input Below representations are the same, a SQL expression is encouraged for further refinement of feature selection.
- Overpass masks are created based on the user-indicated margin sizes.
This Tool is found in Cartography Tools > Symbolization Refinement > Create Overpass
First you need a Cartographic pair of representations to be able to do this. Mapperz is using the Examples are using the ArcGIS Tutorial >ArcTutor\Representations\Exercise_1.mxd
Converting to Representation
OverPass dialog in ArcTool Box in ArcMap 9.2
Result - This has been emphasized in Red and larger than normal for a project to create OverPasses.
The same method can be also applied to UnderPasses
Stand-alone Maplex user? (Not ArcMap Labelling Extension)
Underpass/Overpass can be exported to shapefile format and used to mask road/rails etc for Adobe Illustrator export (recommended as ESRI Export still not quite there from ArcMap).