I am creating maps for surveyors showing different sections of roads. The start and end points need to be clearly visible so I am using a Region IndValue thematic map.

However, sometimes when an area has a very large number of segments the odds are that the large number of colours displayed mean some sections are similar to the colour of the backdrop mapping.

I have remedied this slightly by removing these colours from the default template.

But I was wondering if there was a way to have smaller range of colours as the only thing I need to ensure is that lines that are touching each other do not have the same colour? Is there a way to do this?

Thanks, Alan

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    – Fezter
    Oct 31, 2012 at 23:14

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OK, I know I'm coming a bit late into the game here.

Have a look at the Map Colouring option in the free Toolbox that you can get from Routewares web site.

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