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ArcGIS Pro | ArcPy - How To Refresh the Map

Question asked by Thib@ult on Feb 16, 2017
Latest reply on Jan 4, 2018 by kjetil4

Hi ArcGIS Community,

 

I have a Python script that simply add points to a feature class in file GDB every second. The corresponding layer is in an ArcGIS Pro map, and I would like to visualise the point as their are being added, without manually interacting with the map.

 

When running the script as a standalone script, panning or zooming will force the map to refresh and display points newly added.

 

How can I programatically refresh the map to see the update displayed dynamically, without the need for user interaction ?

 

Thanks

 

  • Windows 8.1
  • ArcGIS Pro 1.4.1

 

import arcpy, time, random, datetime

aprx = arcpy.mp.ArcGISProject('D:\workspaces\sandbox\sandbox\sandbox.aprx')


fields = ['SHAPE@XY', 'DATETIME']
iteration = 10
second = 1
# bouding box: east, west, south, north (define your own extent)
boundingBox = [x1,x2,y1,y2]

fc = r"D:\workspace\mygdb.gdb\Points"


for i in range(iteration):
     
     x = random.uniform(boundingBox[0],boundingBox[1])
     y = random.uniform(boundingBox[2],boundingBox[3])
     
     xy = (x,y)
     
     cursor = arcpy.da.InsertCursor(fc, fields)
     cursor.insertRow((xy, datetime.datetime.now()))
     del cursor
     
     print('Done! ... i=' + str(i))
     time.sleep(second)


print('QUIT')

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