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Template: Campus Basemap

Version:
1.0
Date:
September 2, 2011
Introduction
The Campus Basemap template is an ArcGIS Map Document that can be used to create a high-resolution, multi-scale
basemap for a university or business campus. It can also be used by government agencies to produce a highresolution basemap for a downtown, government complex, or military base. This basemap is the foundation for a
variety of desktop, mobile and web mapping applications deployed to support facilities management, education,
public works, planning, and military business needs.

The Campus basemap showing data for the Esri Redlands Campus
The Campus Basemap template will help you publish a high-quality basemap using your authoritative content. It
provides a consistent geographic context needed across all organizations and agencies. It provides important
reference information (buildings, parking areas, sidewalks, fences, etc.) that supports daily decision-making. The
basemap orients map users and is typically combined with other map layers that represent operational information
managed by a department and/or agency within a private company, university, or government agency. The
operational layers could be additional infrastructure managed on a campu s or interior spaces found within buildings
and needed to support facilities management workflows. In some cases though, the basemap itself may serve as a
finished product that can be used in a map atlas or other hardcopy product.
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The basemap is encapsulated in its own unique map document and organized around the scale ranges defined in the
Microsoft Virtual Earth/Google Maps tiling scheme for ArcGIS Server. This template is intended for use at large scales
(from ~1:9K to ~1:140) and allows users to overlay interior spaces and assets within buildings. The data frame in the
map document is re-projected to the Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere Projection (WKID 102100 / 3857) but the source
data in the geodatabase is maintained in its local State Plane Projectio n. Structuring the TOC by scaled group layers
allows you to save layer files that contain all data sources, symbology, and label classes required for each scale level.
This can be helpful when resolving cartographic issues found in the cached map at speci fic scales.
The Campus basemap uses a single information model called the LocalGovernment.gdb. The Local Government
Information Model at ArcGIS 10 supports a series of maps and apps used by local governments and demonstrate how
ArcGIS can be configured to support specific business needs in your organization. It reflects specific application
requirements and the cartographic requirements necessary to produce rich, multi-scale base maps and operational
layers. And even if you arent a local government agency, youll find the Local Government.gdb to be a valuable way
to organize the diverse spatial data youll need to support campus or facilities management in your organization. You
can download the information model from ArcGIS.com and migrate your content into this geodatabase design. When
you do, you can quickly take advantage of the maps and apps published on the ArcGIS for Local Government Resource
Center.
You can use the content provided in this template to produce the Campus basemap with your own data. Once you
have created your own geodatabase, you can load data and connect the maps to your geodatabase to make this and
other templates work with your data. If youre responsible for implementing GIS in your organization, the Campus
Basemap Template and sample data from the Esri Redlands Campus is a good example of the work required to build
campus or facilities GIS data and related basemaps.

Software Environment
The following software must be installed and configured:

ArcGIS Desktop 10 w/ SP 2 and Maplex Labeling Extension


ArcGIS Server 10 w/ SP 2 for the Microsoft .Net Framework Standard or Advanced

Note: ArcGIS Server can be configured on other supported web servers but this template has been optimized for
ArcGIS Server for the Microsoft.Net Framework.

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Template Contents
The following files are provided in the Campus Basemap ZIP file:
Template Directory

Item

Description

MapsandGeodatabase

Campus.mxd

The map document used to author the Campus


basemap

Campus.msd

The map service definition used to author the


Campus basemap service

LocalGovernment.gdb

A geodatabase with sample data from the Esri


Campus in Redlands, CA

Documentation

DataDictionary.htm l
Campus.html

An HTML document describing Local Government


Geodatabase model
An HTML document that describes the contents of
the Campus.mxd

Application

Campus90CacheSettings.xm l

The XML file that contains the tiling scheme and


cache settings for each Mixed 90 cached basemap

Getting Started with the Campus

A PDF document that describes how to configure

Basemap Template.pdf

template and changes made with each release.

How to configure the Campus Basemap Template


You can configure the Campus Basemap template in your own environment, and in doing so, learn how to publish and
serve your own basemaps using ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Server with your organizations data.

Implementation Steps
Follow the next three implementation steps to publish and serve the basemap in your organization.

Step 1 Publishing the Basemap Service


1. Unzip the Campus Basemaps Download you downloaded from the Resource Center and place the contents of the
zip file in the following directory on your computer:
<your_directory>\A rcGISTemplates\ Cam pus Base map

2. Copy LocalGovernment.gdb and the Campus ArcMap document (mxd) to a directory location that is accessible to
your ArcGISSOC Account on your ArcGIS Server computer.
Or, grant the ArcGISSOC Account access to the following directory:
<your_directory>\A rcGISTemplates\ Cam pus Base map\Mapsa ndGe oda tabase

3. Open the Campus.mxd and review the data source for each map layer to ensure they point to the
LocalGovernment.gdb. Once youve validated the data source, s ave the Campus.mxd.
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4. Use the Map Service Publishing toolbar to create a Campus map service definition (.msd). Set the ArcGIS Server
Options to:

Anti-Aliasing>Best
Text Anti-Aliasing>Force

5. Once complete, save the Campus map service definition to a directory location that is accessible to your
ArcGISSOC Account on your ArcGIS Server computer.
6. Using ArcCatalog, publish the Campus map service

Create a new folder under your ArcGIS Server Connection called Basemaps
Publish a map service with the Campus.msd in this folder
Accept all other defaults

Step 2 Caching the Basemap Service


1. Construct a Map Cache for the Campus map service to increase the performance of the basemap:

Using ArcCatalog, right-click on the Campus map service


Select > Service Properties > Caching
Select the following caching options:
Select > Using tiles from a cache that you will define below
Load the tiling scheme
Select > Loading tiling scheme from > ArcGISOnline/Bing Maps/Google > OK
Use the Delete button to remove each map scale that is smaller than 1:9027.97741
Use the Add button to create a new map scale that is 1:564, 1:282.12, 1:141.06
Set the Image Settings:
Select > Tile Format > MIXED
Select > Compression > 90

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Select the option to Create tiles on demand if you would like the map to cache as you use it
Click OK. When prompted, Do you want to create tiles now?, choose to construct tiles later.

Note: The setting Create tiles on demand will create map tiles the first time each area is visited (i.e., on demand).
The first user to navigate to an area that has not been cached must wait while the corresponding tiles are computed
by the server. The tiles are then added to the service's cache folder and remain on the server. This means that
subsequent visitors to the area will not have to wait for the tile to be created. The performance of your web map will
increase considerably as the tile cache is filled in.
2. Begin using the Campus Basemap

Before you start using the Campus Basemap, its a good idea to clear your REST and internet browser cache.
The Campus Basemap can be reviewed in an internet browser by navigating to the REST Service Endpoint:
http://<yourserver>/ArcGIS/rest/s ervices

Step 3 Migrating your data to the Local Government Geodatabase


At ArcGIS 10, geodatabase designs can be shared with a new type of layer package called a schema-only layer
package. A schema-only layer package (as the name implies) contains the schema of the data it references, and can
then be used as a template for populating your data and using the layer properties, such as symbology, scale, etc.
provided in a typical map document.

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1. Review the documentation for each ArcMap Document (.mxd) and the DataDictionary.html file for the Local
Government Information Model. Identify the layers contained in the map and the source of the data in the
geodatabase. The maps and applications you want to deploy should drive this selection process.
<your_directory>\A rcGISTemplates\ LocalGov Basema ps\Documentation

Note: In the template, weve provided a Data Dictionary in HTML format so users can review the structure and
content of the geodatabase. But, some users may find it easier to use a data model poster during their design
process. If you are one of those users, you can create an XML Workspace document from the LocalGovernment.gdb
provided in the template along with a tool called Xray that is found on ArcGIS.com to produce a data model poster.
2. In ArcMap, create a new File Geodatabase

3. Click on File>ArcGIS Online and then search Maps and Data for the keyword "local government". When you find
the Local Government Information Model, you can review the Details and when you're ready to download, just
click Add.
Note: You can then determine which geodatabase you'd like to import the schema in to. The default location is your
Default.gdb, but you can specific another empty geodatabase you've created. We have named the sample
geodatabase "Local Government" and all the maps we're publishing on the Local Government Resource Center will
work with a geodatabase named such.
4. Specify the spatial reference for the new geodatabase. Click OK.
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Note: To do this, select Show Details>Spatial Reference>Other>Import and then pick an existing feature dataset that
has the correct spatial reference for your data. When Import Schema Package tool completes, you will see the layers
in your map document and an empty schema in the geodatabase you specified.
5. Load your data into the Geodatabase you just created.
6. Add your data to ArcMap and ensure the data loaded correctly.
Note: You can use the Campus Basemap Template Map Document (.mxd) to check your data. Youll need to Set the
Data Source for maps/layers to your new Geodatabase in ArcMap. If you click on o ne of the red exclamation points in
ArcMap (these indicate a missing data source), the software will attempt to repair all of the broken links to point to
the same data source. This will save you from having to point each layer to your new Geodatabase.

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Template: Campus Basemap


Version:
1.0
Date:
September 2, 2011
Release Notes
The September 2, 2011 release is the first release of the Campus Basemap template for ArcGIS 10.
New Functionality
N/A
Resolved Problems
N/A
Known Issues
Due to a Windows Graphic Device Interface (GDI) pipeline limitation, s ome polygon fills at some scales may not
render correctly (missing fill textures) when the data frame coordinate system is set to Web Mercator (Auxiliary
Sphere). However, the cached ma p produced from the .msd will have the correct symbology.

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