Convert compressed StreetMap data to a shapefile in ArcMap
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You can convert the compressed StreetMap data for a particular area to a shapefile or feature class and store it on your computer. You can export the StreetMap data using ArcMap.
In ArcMap, zoom to a local area on the map or set the map’s scale to 50,000 or larger in the scale box on the Standard toolbar.
Right-click the Streets (Local) in the Streets and Highways layer in the map’s table of contents, point to Data, then click Export Data.
Click the Export dropdown arrow, then click All features In View Extent. If you chose to export All features instead, all street features in the United States would be exported.
Click the Browse button to define the Output shapefile or feature class. Navigate to a folder. In the Name text box, type a name for the new shapefile that will be created. Click Save. If you prefer, the exported data can be saved to a new geodatabase feature class.
If the exported data will be saved to disk, make sure there is enough space available to store the results. For example, if the map scale is 1:50,000 or larger, 5 to 10 MB of space should be sufficient.
Be aware that even if you are not viewing the contents of the streets, possibly because you are zoomed out to a point where they are not visible on the map, all features associated with this layer that fall within the view’s extent will be exported.
When a very large number of features are exported, it will require a long period of time to convert the data, and unexpected system errors may occur due to insufficient disk space. If this happens, click Cancel in the Export Progress dialog box to halt the process.