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

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Using Unique Values Symbology in ArcPy?

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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How do I rename rasters in an mxd by using my csv?

I have the following data in a csv: RasterName First name Raster 1 Aaron Raster 1 Paul Raster 2 Bryan Raster 3 Cranston Raster 3 Vince I have added these ...
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Copy Features giving ERROR 000210: Cannot create output in ArcPy?

I have an issue where I'm trying to save separate feature classes for each route in an already solved closest facility problem, and one seemingly arbitrary route won't save. I tried to look at the ...
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Clip layers in a dataframe with a polygon in python?

I'm trying to clip layers in a dataframe with a polygon using python and I've done this python script but it's giving this error:"ERROR 000840: The value is not a Feature Layer" Thanks for any help. ...
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Script tool: Batch downgrade MXD version

I am trying to take the guts of this code (Batch convert ArcGIS 9x files to 10) and build it into a tool that we can more flexibly use and share around our organization. I think I'm almost there but ...
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Speeding up arcpy's TextElement.delete()

I'm making tables to go on data driven pages. For each page there are a series of tables that are produced. The elements of the tables are made using the clone method. The problem is that it takes ...
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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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List Joined tables

I've a question about arcpy List* modules. I have a quite large amount of data on SDE Server. Earlier I made a list of the feature classes , and tables in the mxd-s placed there using da.Walk and ...
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Matching feature classes by similar name for map automation

I was working on this a bit ago and had something which I thought worked however, it does not seem to be working at the moment. What I'm trying to do is match feature classes having similar files. One ...
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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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Batch create maps using arcpy.mapping

I'm trying to create .mxd and PDF outputs for a series of feature classes in an SDE. I'll need to match 2 feature classes (one original, one buffered) in the SDE based on similar file names. The ...
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Problem with adding mosaic layer via arcpy

I have a mosaic layer that I want to add to my map in ArcMap. When I add this layer manually (i.e the "Add Data" button), a raster image, a boundary, and a footprint are added to my table of contents. ...
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Creating map documents based on similar feature class selection

I wondering if something like this is possible. I would like to create a PDF output using a pre-established map template. The tricky part is I want to create maps in batch by adding (what will usually ...
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sum of raster counts

I'm trying to get the sum of "counts" in a raster. I have the code below which can successfully read the counts of each row in raster attribute and stores the counts in a list provided below. ...
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Formatting label expression with newline using Python parser? [duplicate]

I'm having trouble with syntax in 10.2.1, and have have tried just about everything. With arcpy, I am attempting to access a label.expression of an ArcMap layer and modify it to: lbl.expression = ...
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How to use arcpy to ungroup a group layer in an mxd

I am looking for a way to ungroup a group layer using arcpy... (instead of having to open the mxd and right-click on the layer to choose "Ungroup"...) mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument(pathToMyMxd) df ...
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Using arcpy to enable layer masking (Advanced Drawing Options)

I am looking for a way to enable and change layer masking (under Advanced Drawing Options) with arcpy... it seems you can do this if you have the Production Mapping extension, but I do not have it... ...
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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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IOError trying to change PICTURE_ELEMENT sourceImage

I recently ran into this issue after I published a Geoprocessing Task to a production server. It appears to be the same problem discussed in this question, but there is no answer posted there yet. ...
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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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Flagging when point feature(s) covered by tables (made as graphics) using ArcPy?

I've set up data driven pages to create a series of maps, but I'm running into a problem which seems like it would be quite common! I've made some tables (as graphics) using ArcPy and the technique ...
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Iterative interpolation

I have an excel file with about data from 600 locations, each location having data for 1200 months(12 months* 100 years). I need to interpolate all point locations into rasters for each month of each ...
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How to add 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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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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How to add new data frame(s) to map using ArcPy?

I want to add a 2nd data frame to an existing "*.mxd" file. Right now, i see option to add layers and edit properties of "CURRENT" data frame but could not figure out how to add a new one and export ...
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Error with data frame in python script

I'm running a python script from arccatalog and it works, however, I am trying to add layers to an mxd and need to declare the data frame. I keep getting this error message. type ...
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pop up message box before a tool execution with arcpy/python

I want to add a box message to pop up before execution of a button tool. When I click a button which will do geoprocessing, i want a box to appear on view before processing with message that i am ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...