Could anyone please give me some advice on how to display overlapping map icons?
I have about 100 maps and some maps have up to 400 icons with many busy areas. I could displace the icons and add leader lines graphically however this will take a very long time.
I have tried adding leader lines automatically by making invisible pie charts (ArcGIS 10) however the lines are almost impossible to move because when you click on them the select box is bigger than the extent of the page and I would have to constantly zoom in and out to find which leader line it is selecting and unfortunately I cannot seperate the lines from the pie charts after converting the features to graphics.
I have been given the suggestion to turn the icons into fonts and add them as labels but all the font makers so far lower the resolution of the icons. Any suggestions please much appreciated.