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ArcGIS Blueprints by Eric Pimpler

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Creating the Locator Map

The Locator Map provide an overview of the spatial location of the current map within the context of a large geographic area. They provide an overview of the location of the current map in the series. In this section, you'll create a Locator Map for the layout view. We'll use a feature class copied from the grid index layer and edited to create a mask layer and a current page layer. The mask layer is used to gray out the features that are not in the current map while the current page layer highlights the current map:

  1. In ArcMap, create a new data frame and name it Locator Map.
  2. Copy the Basemap, Floodplains, and GridIndexFeatures layers from the Detail Map and paste them into the Locator Map. Rename the GridIndexFeatures

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