Layer Scale Ranges and Scales

WebOffice 10.9 SP1 offers two ways to cope with scales:


1.Provide a list of discrete scales as administrator (if you use map caches a discrete list of scales is mandatory). The user is able to choose from this list in the WebOffice 10.9 SP1 clients then,

2.Enable the user to set whatever scale he wants


Only scenario 1 is recommended because it provides better control and is a way to ensure better map quality: Because only a list of discrete scales can be used in the WebOffice 10.9 SP1 clients, the WebOffice 10.9 SP1 administrator is able to solely focus on the list of discrete scales when checking map display in ArcMap, layer visibilities etc.



After having defined the list of discrete scale values needed, the administrator will then check each of the scales in the ArcMap document. If rendering a specific scale takes longer than other scales or a layer visibility does not fit to the scale level then the administrator can easily fix and optimize this in the ArcMap document. This is quickly done although there may be 20 or more scale levels.

Especially if you use map caches, you have to precisely think about discrete scale levels, because they are the basis for the cache tiling scheme that needs to be defined in order to render a cache. Before rendering a cache you should always have checked each of the scale levels in ArcMap before.