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Creating Map Books in ArcGIS

Presentation Objectives
Defining Data Driven Pages and Map Books
Creating Layout pages with Data Driven Pages
Using Dynamic Text with Data Driven Pages
Using ArcPy to create Map Books
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Data Driven Pages A method to create a series of layout pages from a single map.

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Map Book A collection of layout pages, title page, overview/location map, and other
documents such as reports.
Organized and compiled using ArcPy.Mapping

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Mapping and ArcPY
ArcGIS 10 includes a new implementation of Python, using the ArcPy module.
arcpy.mapping has many functions to automate map creation and editing layouts.
mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument(r"C:\GIS\TownCenter_2009.mxd")
for textElement in arcpy.mapping.ListElements(mxd, "Text"):
if textElement.text == "GIS Services Division 2009":
textElement.text = "GIS Services Division 2010"
arcpy.mapping.ExportToPDF(mxd, r"C:\GIS\TownCenterUpdate_2010.pdf")
del mxd

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Data Driven Pages Key Elements
Detail Data Frame - the Data Frame with the data

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Data Driven Pages Key Elements
Index Layer - a feature layer that determines the extent of each page.
Can be any existing feature layer, including polygon, line, or point layer.
New Map grid can be created using the Grid
Index Features or Strip Map Index Features tool
in the Data Driven Pages toolset.

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Data Driven Pages Key Elements
Name Field - Used to name each page.
Sort Field - sets the order of pages for printing.
Page Number - can start with any number, does not need to be sequential.
Page Index - Not necessarily same as page number.

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Data Driven Pages ArcToolbox Toolset
Calculate Adjacent Fields calculates the
North, Northeast, South, etc. pages.
- 10.0 must be regular grid with
adjacent polygons.

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Data Driven Pages ArcToolbox Toolset
Calculate Central Meridian and Parallels
- Calculates Coordinate System,
Central Meridian, and Parallels
Calculate UTM Zone
- Calculates UTM zone and
Coordinate System
Calculate Grid Convergence Angle
- Calculates angle from true north

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Data Driven Pages ArcToolbox Toolset
Grid Index Features
creates a regular polygon grid.

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Data Driven Pages ArcToolbox Toolset
Strip Map Index Features
creates a strip grid

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Data Driven Pages Data Driven Tools Toolbar
Page Setup
Page Navigation
Page Text
Can also use other dynamic text

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Data Driven Pages Page Setup Definition
Enable DD Pages
Data Frame
Index Layer
Name Field
Sort Field
Rotation
Spatial Reference
Page Number
Starting Page

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Data Driven Pages Page Setup Extent
How much space to set around each page
Scale

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Data Driven Pages Process
Create or set an index feature layer and
add the appropriate fields
Calculate fields for page numbers, names,
central meridian, rotation, scale etc.
Enable Data Driven Pages from the
Data Driven Pages Toolbar or from Page and Print setup.
Set Data Driven Pages properties and extent.
Best to have separate MXD for creating a map series.

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Data Driven Pages Process
Design the layout; might be different than for a single layout.
Dynamic Elements - Extent, Scale Bar, Map Scale, North Arrow,
Page Name, Page Number, dynamic text, etc.
Static Elements Size and orientation of layout page and data frame(s),
static text, Neatlines

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Data Driven Pages Process
Adding Dynamic Text
Editing to add other text elements
preStr = Page , emptyStr = , postStr

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Data Driven Pages Exporting Map Books
Can export as single pages or a multi-page document.

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Data Driven Pages Creating Map Books with ArcPy
ArcPy can create an Adobe document and then append documents as needed. Can
also be used for map books with different right and left pages.

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Demonstrations Creating Map Books

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