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How can I add highways to my map that are only for my area?

The highways included with Maptitude for Precinct and Election Management cover the entire US. You can easily create a new highway file which covers only your area by doing the following:

  1. Open your Precinct Map using P&E Mgt-Precinct Map.
  2. Add the Highways to your map by choosing Add Layer from Map-Layers. The layer you should add is called cchighway.cdf. Click Close after you have added the layer.
  3. Change the working layer of your map to Highway. Then choose Tools-Geographic Utilities-Clip by Area.
  4. Choose Precincts from the first Layer drop-down list and All Records from the Selection drop-down list. Verify that the highway layer is chosen as the layer to cut.
  5. Click OK. You will be prompted to enter a file name for your new highways file. Call it "Highways" and click Save.
  6. Choose Map-Layers, highlight the layers Highway and Highway Node, and click Drop Layer (click Yes to confirm). Then click Add Layer and browse to the new geographic file created in step 3 (Highway.dbd). Click Open.
  7. Click Close in the Layers dialog box.

Your map will draw with highways for your area. Be sure to choose File-Save As to save your Precinct map with the highway layer.


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