batch create multiple PDF maps

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11-10-2011 05:20 PM
JinfengZhao
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Hello all,

I have one layer which attribute table has many fields such as male, female, age groups, ethnicity groups. I need to map each field (variable) into a PDF map, and all maps have same extent. I am using ArcGIS 10. Can anyone suggest a solution to batch create multiple PDF maps? Thanks.

Regards,
Jinfeng
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DavidWatkins
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Hi Jinfeng,

Have you looked into arcpy.mapping, the Python scripting module that allows you to update layers and automate PDF export?  I suggest you start with this:
http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#//00s300000032000000

and this blog post has links to a variety of great resources and samples:
http://blogs.esri.com/dev/blogs/arcgisdesktop/archive/2010/09/24/getting-started-with-python-map-aut...

David
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JinfengZhao
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Hi Jinfeng,

Have you looked into arcpy.mapping, the Python scripting module that allows you to update layers and automate PDF export?  I suggest you start with this:
http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#//00s300000032000000

and this blog post has links to a variety of great resources and samples:
http://blogs.esri.com/dev/blogs/arcgisdesktop/archive/2010/09/24/getting-started-with-python-map-aut...

David


Hi David,

Thank you very much for the information. It is very much appreciated.

Regards,
Jinfeng
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RichardDavis1
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Seems like Data Driven Pages would help you solve the problem without needing to write script for anything
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