Creating a simple map series
The Build Simple Map Series wizard guides you through the properties necessary to set up a basic map series. These properties include the map series name, storage options, page layout, and the data frame manager properties for scale and extent. Once the properties are defined for the map series, the map sheets are created and listed in the MPS Atlas window.
The main difference between this wizard and the Build Map Series wizard is that it sets several of the properties to default settings during the map series creation process. However, once the map sheets are created and appear in the MPS Atlas window, you can access these properties through the Data Frame Manager properties.
The wizard is half the length of the more comprehensive Build Map Series wizard and follows the same sequence of events for naming the map series, choosing the data source for the AOI, choosing the data for the map series, choosing a storage method, and configuring the map sheet properties. Setting the scale and extent for the data frame is the last part of the wizard.
- Start ArcMap.
- On the main menu, click Customize > Toolbars > MPS Atlas.
- Click the MPS Atlas window button on the MPS Atlas toolbar.
The MPS Atlas window appears.
Right-click in the MPS Atlas window and click Build Simple Map Series.
The Name dialog box appears.
- Type a name for your map series in the text box.
The Select Area Of Interest dialog box appears.
- Choose the area of interest you want to use.
The Storage dialog box appears.
- Choose the storage method to be used with your map series.
The Map Sheet Properties dialog box appears.
- Define the map sheet properties.
The Scale and Extent dialog box appears.
- Choose an option for scaling and the data frame extent.
Click Finish when you are done.
The map series is generated and appears in the MPS Atlas window.