Appendix W - Map Printing Orders

1. Printing Orders and Associated Information

1.1 Printing Orders

The printing orders for the 1:100 000 and 1:250 000 National Topographic Map Series is supplied in PDF format, with the release of each specification version. Updates may be supplied with an amendment, if appropriate.

NOTE: All topographic layers are expected to be filtered for the appropriate scale, whether by use of the Upperscale field Or Dimension field (based on the map representation size criteria) as appropriate. In addition while symbol values have been indicated, it is expected the representation equivalents will be used in their place to allow the best result by the inclusion of cartographic enhancements.

The print orders deal only with the map data and not the surrounding marginalia information. The printing order document explains the printing orders, filtering required of the data and any symbology issues which will need to be addressed. However this document works with the appendix A map rules, which may expand on certain points in regard to acceptability of certain features to an NTMS maps. This print order has been written in relation to a composite map production process in CMYK and the symbol numbers refer to the symbols set out in the Symbol Dictionary for Topographic Map Production in Appendix S.

1.2 Additional Map Production Notes

The table below works in conjunction with the print orders document which makes reference to the additional map production notes. This document is subject to internal review processes over the next 6 months.

No Additional Map Production Notes
1 Note: Prior to beginning the following mask creation it is important to ensure the Built Up Area Representation has been properly generalised. It must be considered that the Built Up Area representation may come from a conglomeration of Built Up Area symbols from the following feature classes BuiltUpAreas, CemeteryAreas, RecreationAreas and WasteManagementAreas. In addition overrides may be required to the BuiltUpArea representation shape to address defined holes below the size criteria for the specific scale.


For each of the following layers BuiltUpAreas, CemeteryAreas, RecreationAreas and WasteManagementAreas:
  1. Utilise the FeatureOutlineMask to recreate the polygons (accepting the all options for field information retention), this will allow geometry over-rides such as smoothing or free representation changes to be captured.
  2. Get rid of any masks created from polygon to point symbology.
Then:
  1. Merge the FeatureOutlineMasks
  2. Dissolve based on symbol value BuiltUpArea or RecreationArea or Other feature type.
  3. Filter the result above to create multiple masks: BuiltUpArea_Mask_Exact, RecreationArea_Mask_Exact, CemeteryArea_Mask_Exact, WasteManagementArea_Mask_Exact
2 MarineHazardAreas where shoals and reefs co-exist for scales of 100 000, 250 000 and 1 000 000 will require a mask to be created to clean up the adjacent boundaries. The mask should be made for the entire country and updated as required; to create a mask the following should be conducted:
  1. In a clean ArcMap session, Open the MarineHazardAreas feature class with the appropriate representation for the scale mask being created eg (SYMBOL250K)
  2. Set a featureclass definition for the symbol representation only to equal 97 (Reef), eg SYMBOL250K = 97
  3. Save as a layer file eg Reefshape250K.lyr
  4. Use the Feature Outline Mask tool from the Cartography Tools Toolbox to create a mask called 'Reef(Scale)Mask' eg 'Reef250KMask'. The margin should be set at with a decimal degree value of ((0.17 * (scale / 1000))/200000) eg ((0.17* 250)/200000) = 0.0002125. Reference Scale should be set as per scale required and Calculation Coordination system should be geographic GDA94
  5. Use the resultant mask 'ShoalMask' in the print order as specified with the Advanced Drawing Options set to mask the MarineHazardAreas feature class which contains a definition query of symbol representation for drawing only shoals. eg SYMBOL250K IN (100, 3544, 3546, 3556)
3 For Fences, Pipelines, and Footracks they need to be turned off under unsealed roads for a clean look. Conduct the follow steps:
  1. Select from the roads layer those features (with upperscale >= 100000 for 100k mapping and) either a symbol of 258, 259, 253, 254 and 252 and place in a working layer A.
  2. Reselect for road working layer A those roads which intersect with either a fence, pipeline or foot track and place in a new working road layer B
  3. Add a field "bufsize" to working road layer B of the type float
  4. Calculate the defined entries into "bufsize" field when the following combinations occur:
    • symbol = 258 at 250k; bufsize = 0.95 * scale * 0.00001 = 0.002375
    • symbol = 258 at 100k; bufsize = 0.85 * scale * 0.00001 = 0.00085
    • symbol = 259 ; bufsize = 0.65 * scale * 0.00001
    • symbol = 253 ; bufsize = 0.45 * scale * 0.00001
    • symbol = 254 ; bufsize = 0.25 * scale * 0.00001
    • symbol = 252 featurewidth = 0.9, 0.8, 0.6, 0.4, 0.2; bufsize = featurewidth * scale * 0.00001
  5. Buffer road working layer B using the following options: Distance Field "bufsize" Side Type "Full" End Type "Flat" Dissolve "All"
  6. Use the identity command in Analysis Overlay toolbox to conduct an identity for fences, pipelines and foot tracks against roads using the all option
  7. The resultant fences_indentity, pipeline_identity and foot_track identity layers should be used to create the map using a definition query "Not (FID buffer value = 1 and Length >( 11 * scale * 0.00001))". For pipelines the definition query should be "NOT ((symbol =281 or symbol = 282) AND FID buffer value = 1 and Length > ( 11 * scale * 0.00001))".
4 For 100 000, 250 000 and 1 000 000 Roads through road tunnels need to have a mask created, in addition 100 000 and 250 000 Roads associated with ford lines also require masking :
  1. In a clean ArcMap session, Open the RoadCrossingLine feature class and select all features which have the appropriate scale Tunnel representation (eg SYMBOL250K = 205) as well as all Ford Line features, export the data to a temporary file eg RoadCrossingExtract250K.
  2. Buffer the RoadCrossingExtract250K by 0.00055, 0.00130, 0.00550 for scales 100 000, 250 000 and 1 000 000 respectively, all with a the flat end to create a RoadTunnelAndFord(Scale)Mask feature class.(eg RoadTunnelAndFord250KMask)
  3. This mask file should be used as per the print order, for high quality map prints the Tunnel(Scale)Mask feature class may require manual enhancement.
5 For 100 000 and 250 000 Railways through railway tunnels need to have a mask created:
  1. In a clean ArcMap session, Open the RailwayCrossingLine feature class and select all features which have the appropriate scale representation of 205. eg SYMBOL250K = 205, export the data to a temporary file eg RailCrossingExtract250K.
  2. Buffer the RailwayCrossingLine extract (eg RailCrossingExtract250K) by ((1.2 * (scale / 1000))/200000) (eg ((1.2 * 250)/200000) = 0.0015) with a the flat end to create a RailTunnel(Scale)Mask feature class (RailTunnel250KMask)
  3. Note: This mask file should be used as per the print order, for high quality map prints the RailTunnel(Scale)Mask feature class may require manual enhancement.
6 Where habitation and culture areas co-exist for scales of 100 000, 250 000 and 1 000 000 they will require a masks to be created to clean up the adjacent boundaries. The mask should be made for the entire country and updated as required, to create a mask the following should be conducted:
  1. Utilise the following masks created in Additional Map Production Notes 1: BuiltUpArea_Mask_Exact, RecreationArea_Mask_Exact, CemeteryArea_Mask_Exact, WasteManagementArea_Mask_Exact
  2. Buffer the BuiltUpArea_Mask_Exact, RecreationArea_Mask_Exact, CemeteryArea_Mask_Exact and WasteManagementArea_Mask_Exact feature classes. The margin should be set at with a decimal degree value of ((0.17 * (scale / 1000))/200000) eg ((0.17* 250)/200000) = 0.0002125. Reference Scale should be set as per scale required and Calculation Coordination system should be geographic GDA94
  3. Merge the Buffered RecreationArea and BuiltUpArea Mask together to create 'Rec_Builtup_Buf_Mask'

Topic contact: mapfeedback@ga.gov.au Last updated: January 20, 2012