I have coordinates from a point that I want to move to. I typically use the zoom to x,y on arc desktop but I am trying to automate the process using arcpy. I can't seem to figure out how to use the coordinates to move the extent with the point in the middle and then a scale at 50000.
The basics are covered here: arcgis desktop - Using ArcPy to zoom to Y,X (string) coordinate pair copy/pasted from Google Maps? -...
x,y = # tuple containing x,y coordinates
mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("CURRENT")
df = arcpy.mapping.ListDataFrames(mxd)
df.scale = 5000
Extent—Help | ArcGIS Desktop doesn't work with spatial references directly so you will want to make sure the coordinates you are passing are already in the same coordinate system of the data frame.