Compound Map

The Compound Map template lets you rapidly sketch a compound's perimeter defense features and key structures. Analysts use this template to digitize structures, vegetation, security measures, and more. The template also includes a tool to systematically number the structures for easy identification.


Compound Map requires specific technical experience and software. Minimum system requirements for the ArcGIS Platform can be found on the Support website.

Compound Map is supported on ArcGIS 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, and 10.4.

Requirement Description
  • Editing workflows in ArcGIS for Desktop
  • Using geoprocessing tools in ArcGIS for Desktop
Map Authoring
  • ArcGIS 10.4 for Desktop Advanced

What you get

When you download the Compound Map template, the download includes the following:

Directory Folder Item Description
Data Layers AreaToNumber.lyr A layer with a schema and symbology used for designating an area to systematically number.
NumberedStructures.lyr A layer with a schema and sample data for numbered structures.
N/A Compound Map.gdb File Geodatabase
Results.gdb A File Geodatabase for storing results from geoprocessing tools.
Scratch.gdb A File Geodatabase for temporary data created during geoprocessing.
Documentation N/A Number Features Workflow.docx A Word document explaining the workflow used for the number features tool.
Toolboxes Scripts NumberFeatures.py A Python geoprocessing script for systematically numbering points.
N/A Compound Map.tbx The Compound Map Toolbox containing the Number Features tool.
N/A N/A Compound Map.mxd A Map Document used to create a compounds perimeter and key structures.

What's new

Below are the release dates and notes for Compound Map. If you need support, please contact Esri Support Services. If you'd like to get help from other military and intelligence community members, post your question on GeoNet.

Version Description
  • Support for ArcGIS 10.4 for Desktop
  • Migrated the template sample data to Monterey, CA
  • Improved the symbology for the Perimeter Defense and Structure layers
  • Removed the Road line feature
  • Added Layer Metadata
  • Minor bug fixes
  • Support for ArcGIS 10.3 for Desktop
  • Support for ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Desktop
  • Support for ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop, Service Pack 1
  • Support for ArcGIS 10.0 for Desktop Service Pack 2

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