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I would like to know if it is possible to automate the example in the picture below, unlike the picture below i'm using vector data.

I would like for a fixed scale generate map, but when labels are too dense, we could have some little maps (inset maps) on the side of the Main map.

i have found some tips using arcpy.

but the problem is how to detect densely labelled areas

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Thanks for the editors –  geogeek Dec 27 '12 at 15:59
    
this question seem to tackle the same problem gis.stackexchange.com/questions/29637/… –  geogeek Dec 27 '12 at 16:08
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A good way to automate would be Data Driven Pages or to use ArcPy mapping module:

http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.1/#/Exporting_Data_Driven_Pages/00sm00000008000000/

http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.1/#/Introduction_to_arcpy_mapping/00s300000032000000/

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thanks but i'm trying to automate inset map –  geogeek Dec 27 '12 at 16:01
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