Python Coding to Automate Map Generation from Bookmarked Extents to PDF With Predefined Template To PDF

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11-25-2015 09:34 AM
EricBarr
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Hello,

I am working on a python script to automate map creation from bookmarked extents in ArcGIS10.3. I want to create a template, with a north arrow, uniform legend, dynamic title (based on bookmarked layer/view extent), dynamic scale bar (based on extent of bkmk view), and static author name.  I also want to have an inset map to show the whole study area.   

Do you have any suggestions?   I am thinking of modifying the scripting already available to generate map books as pdfs using the fishnet index tool.     

Thanks for your suggestions!

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DanPatterson_Retired
MVP Esteemed Contributor

Moving to Python so that you have a better chance of getting help.  GeoNet Help is about getting help on GeoNet

RickeyFight
MVP Regular Contributor

Eric,

Is there a reason you are not using Data driven pages?

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