Arcpy.mapping is a Python scripting module that is part of the ArcPy site package.

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Optimize PDF using Python [closed]

Is there a way to optimize a PDF using Python? I am exporting hundreds of .mxds - that works fine with a loop. But the file size of each is large. Right now my option is to manually open each and ...
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Can i use CreateMapSDDraft in the arcpy.mapping library to set the scale range on tiled services at 10.1?

I know that esri has exposed many properties to the acrpy lib for publishing services. I need to published a tiled/cached map service but i need to set the min/max scale when i do that. Can this be ...
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replace data source for all layers that point to shapefile

Hi I'm trying to do something quite simple but its not working. I want my python script to change all of the layers that point to the same datasource (a point shapefile) to another point shapefile. ...
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Create an X,Y latitude and longitude grid from an raster

I have a satellite image (LandSat 5), I want create a raster with X,Y coordinates, this is possible in Model Builder of ArcGis 10.0? or other option. I know that the option $$YMAP ($$XMAP) not work ...
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AddLayer method failing when script in ArcToolbox is run from ArcCatalog

I need a 2nd set of eyes to do a sanity check, as I am not been able to figure out why a script that runs fine in pywin, does not run properly as a tool in a toolbox. Below is the script that runs in ...
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How to restrict read only *.mxd file?

I have an *.mxd file and I don't want to save any edits to it after each session. Is there a way in 'arcpy' or python in general to restrict edit of *.mxd file? Any suggestions would be appreciative.
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how to solve UnicodeDecodeError in arcpy?

I need to update datasource of Picture element of laout element of a mapdocument. but it is showing Unicode decode error. mxd= arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("CURRENT") for elm in ...
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How to generate dynamic legend using ArcPy?

I used this example to produce printing service. As the result I get map with too many elements in the legend. Is it possible ti show classes that are visible in the current map extent using python ...
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Automaticallly select and replace all occurences of a font face

I have around 50 mxd file that is done some times earlier. The text font used in labeling was not licensed. Now I can Change the text in layout element. But it has also some text in map view too. But ...
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arcpy.mapping.Export creates some labels but not others

I've created a simple python toolbox (pyt) to export map layouts to multiple formats. My problem is that some labels which are defined in the layout are exported, but others are not. For example ...
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How to get replaceDataSource to work with personal geodatabase?

I am having trouble using the arcpy.mapping's replaceDataSource with a personal geodatabase. The script runs, but does nothing if I run the script in the python window of ArcMap. If I run it in ...
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I can't seem to use arcpy.mapping print command. It's not displaying the mxds in the loop

Here's the code for the third parameter that list the local printers: # Third Parameter printer = arcpy.Parameter( displayName="Select a Printer", name="printer", datatype="String", ...
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How to add a table to Layout View using Arcpy?

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 and I have a non-spatial table and some layers in a Data Frame. When I switch to Layout View I want to be able to show the map in a data frame element and the table in another ...
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How to export a MXD to a PDF but only switching the folder

Let say I have two variables. InputMXD = parameters[0].valueAsText PDF_Folder = parameters[1].valueAsText I have my inputMXDs to have multivalues so I'll have around 10 mxds each time the ...
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Listing Printer names in a Python Toolbox in Arcgis 10.1?

Here's my code for my third parameter in my Python Toolbox. When I run the toolbox and look at the list of printers, it only shows one of them. My print command of 'printerName' lists all of them in ...
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Assigning UNC Path to arcpy.env.workspace

For some reason my python script crashes ever time it reaches the following code which attempts to assign a unc path as my workspace. Can any of you please help me solve this problem? Also, I'm not ...
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How to use replaceDataSource to replace data source for multiple layers?

I appear to be having difficulty with using 'replaceDataSource'. ESRI has atrocious documentation on updating and fixing data sources, and almost everything I have read on the subject is almost what I ...
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How to zoom to selection in arcpy.mapping and only see selected features?

I selected data by using select layer by attribute, then I need to only select these selection and zoom in to the selection. my code is this, it can zoom in base on the scale I set, but I see other ...
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Is it possible to get full path for broken data source to repair broken data link?

This question links back to an old question of mine: Convert shapefiles in nested folder to geodatabase I am attempting to find a permanent solution to fixing the broken maps, and in such a way that ...
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Why is arcpy.mapping.ConvertWebMapToMapDocument slow?

We use arcpy.mapping for print tasks. The slowest part in workflow is arcpy.mapping function ConvertWebMapToMapDocument; it takes 10-12 seconds each time, doesn't matter if map is big or not. We use ...
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How do I edit a Direct Connection Workspace using arcpy.da.Editor?

How to start editor to edit version data for ArcGIS 10.1 direct connection. I tried as given below code but it is throwing an error "Operation only allowed by the owner of the version [SDE.DEFAULT]". ...
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consecutive generate Sql query using script arcpy

I am using arcgis 10.1 I am currently doing a lot of sql query feature class and I am thinking of automating this process so far my escrip is as follows import arcpy ...
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How to validate whether shapefile exists using ArcPy and Python function?

I am very new to Python and am trying to complete my final project with not a lot of success. My code works without functions, the problem is I need it to work with functions. In the main(): ...
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How to List Tables from current map document (mxd)?

We have many maps containing Feature Classes and Tables in a Personal Geodatabase that need their information updated. Is there a function to List Tables from the current map document like mxd = ...
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Why is arcpy.mapping.ExportToPDF losing layer symbology?

When exporting a map it does not export the symbology within the data frame. I am using the code snippet below. >>> myMap = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("C:/USERS/NISUSER/DESKTOP/mxd_map.mxd") ...
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Fix broken SDE layers with Arcpy - unexpected error [duplicate]

We are in the middle of our ArcGIS 9.3 to 10.1 migration project and we have a lot of custom map documents (from different users) that among others, point to our current 9.3 SDE database. After our ...
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How to change the style of the north arrow from “ESRI North 4” to “ESRI North 1”?

I have a Python assignment where I have to write a script to change the style of the north arrow from “ESRI North 4” to “ESRI North 1”. I wrote the following code: import arcpy mxd = ...
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layer.visible command not working in arcpy.mapping module

I am using the arcpy.mapping module for the first time, and the lyr.visible command is not working as it should (or I am not using it as I should). I have a list that contains the the layer names of ...
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Managing symbology in Feature Classes

I'm using an enterprise db to store my data and I'm writing a python tool that allows me to interact with that data in ArcMap. However, all my layers someone have "OTHER" for the symbologyType (not ...
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Weird Error when setting the source path in the “PICTURE_ELEMENT”

I am trying to set the sourceImage to a tiff file using this code: m=1 pic = arcpy.mapping.ListLayoutElements(mxd,"PICTURE_ELEMENT" , str(m))[0] pic.sourceImage = ...
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Export data driven pages only in changed mxd, with arcpy script

I have an arcpy script below to export a map book to pdf. The index layer are forty acre boundaries (township and range quarter sections). The data in the mxd is on an oracle database and updated ...
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Additional Parameters for PrintTask?

Hi Guys I'm writing a custom GP tool for printing with 10.1. I need to pass some additional parameters into GP tool. I'm using printTask from jsapi and I couldn't add more parameters just by adding to ...
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Is it possible to access individual pages within an existing pdf using arcpy.mapping?

I've used the arcpy.mapping module for some time now to create mapbooks and other pdf documents, using a combination of Data Driven Pages and Python. I would like to take an existing pdf and save each ...
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Export some specific pages from data driven pages to pdf file by python

I need to export pages 14, 13, 23 and 24 of 26 pages of data driven pages to pdf file by python and then add the pdf file to the final pdf file by arcpy (python), any help please?
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ARCGIS10: updatelayer results in error - LayerObject: Get attribute renderer does not exist

I'm quite new in using python in Arcgis 10. I wanted to use the symbology of a geostatistical layer in the TOC in another geostatistical layer in the TOC. Therefore, one should use ...
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Convert List by Source to List by drawing order using arcpy

When I do some calculations, it results in adding a table to TOC which converts "List by drawing order" to "List by Source". I want to convert it back to "List by drawing order" using arcpy and I am ...
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Unable to execute ArcPy module outside of ArcGIS environment

I am using ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1 (Arc Info license) and ArcGIS for Server 10.1 and automating few things on server level and getting interesting errors. I am overwriting map service through this ...
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How to use CURRENT map document in Python tool?

I am attempting to use this code in a tool that I am working on: mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("CURRENT") df = arcpy.mapping.ListDataFrames(mxd)[0] XMIN = df.extent.XMin YMIN = df.extent.YMin XMAX ...
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Need help in ArcPy : UniqueValuesSymbology

I am using ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1 and Server 10.1 on my machine Windows 7. I am newbie in python & running simple python script for UniqueValuesSymbology it running fine if I use mxd as ...
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Overwrite existing map service in ArcGIS Server 10.1 (through ArcPy)

I am using ArcGIS DT and Server 10.1. I want to over write existing map service though ArcPy and going through this link and getting an errorRuntime error Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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Can ArcPy collapse layer in current data frame?

Online ArcGIS resource help provides a list of layer properties which can be used as needed. I am not able to find a way to collapse a layer using ArcPy in it. Please suggest if there is a way to ...
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How to save currently opened mxd and changes using ArcPy and Python?

Here is what I have so far... import arcpy import arcpy.mapping as map mxd = map.MapDocument() mxd.save() And yes I know that map.MapDocument requires an argument, but I want it to automatically ...
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How to Average neighboring county data and store in original?

I have data for several rain stations, i have averaged the data and given each county a value. Some counties have null values and I would like to pull the data from the all the bordering counties and ...
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arcpy.mapping Graduated Colors Symbology

I'm trying to figure out how to apply graduated color symbology to a feature class by using arcpy.mapping in ArcMap 10.1. To start, a script runs and a feature class is added to a map document, no ...
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Difficulty in running the script

I have developed a script tool for adding a layer in the current map document. It did not work.. The message is "Completed script addlayer...". But there were no layers added in the TOC. Another issue ...
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How to query and display layer using ArcGIS Python script tool? [closed]

I have database which contains point shapefiles and raster files for 3 species. My aim is to develop a script tool that should have a search tab to enter the species name. also, a check box to select ...
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arcpy ArcGIS Server

Could someone please help me by giving me an example on how to make/connect/Add ArcGIS Server connection via python/arcpy? Thank you in advance. I'm using ArcMap 10.0 I desire to "Use GIS Services" ...
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Using arcpy.Describe Method on Annotation layers

I'm testing layers in the current document using the Describe function. My code is: for lyr in arcpy.mapping.ListLayers(df): if(lyr.isGroupLayer == False and lyr.isRasterLayer == False): ...
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Can not get text element to update?

I can not get text element to update? Text ELement has been added "Subdivision" Still not updating?.. class ButtonClass2(object): """Implementation for FemaMapper_addin.button (Button)""" def ...
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Data Driven Pages, Graphs, and selections in ArcMap 10.1

Is it possible in python to create a selection set based on the extent from a Data Driven Page (DDP)? I have a layout view with a map and a graph. The graph is set to only plot the selected set of ...