I am creating parcel map books for Wisconsin counties. As one might be able to guess, many properties are very large, some spanning multiple sections. On the other end there are many small parcels in towns and cities.
Using a single sized Index means my parcels are way too small, or I have many pages containing only one property. Is there a way to create data driven pages that decides which index to use based on parcel count?
My current idea is long and not very efficient both with memory and time, it looks like this:
Create 3 map books, one with Sections, one with Quarters, and one with Quarter Quarters as the index.
Export to these to PDF's
- Back in ArcMap, loop through each of the sections.
- Count the number of parcels in the section.
- Based on the count, decide whether to grab the Section mapbook page, 4 Quarter map book pages, or 16 Quarter Quarter mapbook pages.
- Save these pages in a new folder, when the loop is completed, I'll have my mapbook.
I am wondering if anyone has had a similar case when working with data driven pages and what their work around was.