How to zoom to selected point features in the table to specified scale?

Question: ”Our Answer:
First set the scale range properties for the specific layer you are selecting on. Right click the layer, click Properties, click the General tab and set the In beyond (Maximum Scale) to the scale you want. Once that is set, whenever you select “Zoom to selected features”, the display will zoom to the specific scale you set.”

This works only with the layer line and polygons, but does not work with point layer.

Answer: It worked for me! Try it again.  Set the value for the In Beyond option of the scale range on the General tab of the Layer Properties dialog of the point layer, then use the Select by Attributes tool, then use the Zoom to Selected Features option.

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Dr. Aileen Buckley has been making maps since she was an undergraduate student. She has a Bachelors in Geography and Spanish from Valparaiso University, a Masters in Geography from Indiana University, and a Ph.D. in Geography from Oregon State University. She is a senior product engineer on the Living Atlas team, and her work focuses on determining and sharing best practices for mapping and analysis with modern GIS. She publishes and presents world-wide on many aspects of mapping and GIS. She is a co-author of Map Use: Reading, Analysis, Interpretation, and she is a co-editor for the Atlas of Oregon. Aileen is a former president of CaGIS (the U.S. cartographic association) and is actively involved with the International Cartographic Association in which she is the lead delegate for the United States.


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