Create Bookmark Toolbox

08-16-2011 09:07 AM
Status: In Product Plan
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Create a new toolbox for managing bookmark. This toolbox may have differents tools for exemple : create bookmark, import and export bookmark, rename bookmark delete bookmark, replace bookmark. With this tools, we can use in de scripting environement (arcpy).

I read that we will be able to edit bookmarks from arcpy at 10.1
Unfortunately you will not be able to edit, create, import or export bookmarks with arcpy at 10.1. There is a new function, ListBookmarks that will return a list of tuples that contain the bookmark name and associated extent object for workflows where you may want to create a map series based on the extents defined by the bookmarks in the map document.
Status changed to: In Product Plan

There are no plans to implement a toolbox tool to generate bookmarks from features BUT we do plan on expanding the API to allow you to create and update bookmarks using Python.  Will this be an acceptable alternative?

Caution - I would be concerned with creating bookmarks from feature extents if there are a large number of features, 100's, 1000's or even more.  

Our goal is to implement a near term alternative (currenting planning for Pro 3.2)