I am creating maps (in ArcMap 10.1) for a web-based application. There are more than 500 places to be labeled at some scale (the map scales range from 1:32 million to 1:1.5 million). As you can imagine, some of the places are very near one another and some are far away from other places.
I would like those places that are farther away from other places (where there is no labeling conflict) to be labeled when the map is at a smaller scale than those for which zooming in to a larger scale is needed to avoid a cloud of overlapping names. (I don't mind them overlapping at the largest scales...)
I am using the Maplex labeling but don't see how to easily accomplish this. At some point they may still overlap, so I cannot use the "never overlap" option...
Thank you for any suggestions or guidance you can offer!.