Add Map or Layout to a report

03-08-2019 01:41 PM
Status: Implemented
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New Contributor II

When creating a report if ArcGIS pro it would be nice to be able to display a map on the report. We wantto be able to creates a report based on a layer in the map with the visible map displayed at the top of the report. 


I agree. For now, I have plans to generate an attachment from a map series. That attachment can then be viewed in the report.


Has any progress been made on this issue? I am interested in adding a view of the map to my reports, if dynamic attachments are supported I am not sure why dynamic map views are not. 


Agree! This functionality is greatly needed


need this

by Anonymous User

I would have imagined this would kind of be the point of reporting within a GIS system? I'd like to be able to insert a map frame into the report that could be set to show the location of each report. 

by Anonymous User

I've been playing with a workaround... create a map series & export to PDF (since you can only export images one page at a time - what's with that?), use other tools to convert PDF to appropriate images or whatever I want to embed, then dynamically embed the images in the report by adding the file paths to my feature's attributes. Haven't fully implemented yet, but I think it should work?

Of course, this all sounds like something that could be automated using a software, or something like that? Maybe one that is intended to present spatial data? Maybe I'll get unlazy & try to figure out my own code, but I'm hoping ESRI can beat me to it!

Status changed to: In Product Plan

Our organization would also like this functionality. 


This functioanlity is needed by anybody working with GIS and wants to generate a report.

I'm kinda surprised a map element is not available, that would have been amongst the first things in this report function I would have expected ?



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