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

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Looping through Layers, Add Layer to MXD, Export Image, Repeat, using ArcPy?

ArcGIS 10.2.2 I am trying to loop through a list of layers in a folder, add each layer to an mxd and export an image of the added layer. I have added arcpy.mapping.RemoveLayer to the script to remove ...
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mapping.mapDocument() not working, but not throwing exception. path issue?

I'm working through the recipes in the Python cookbook, and am having some weird results. When I run the script (copied below) with the map reference listed as "CURRENT" from an open mxd from the ...
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Changing Field Visibility with Arcpy

I have the same problem stated here: https://geonet.esri.com/thread/98493 When I set the visibility of a field to HIDDEN, the field will not become hidden. l = arcpy.mapping.Layer("myLayer") desc ...
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Arcpy change highlight property of a layer or table field

I need to highlight a field of a layer. With ArcMap it is accessed from Fields property page of a layer. From there one can reorder, hide and highlight the fields. I couldn't find a property or ...
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arcpy, ExportToSVG using paths

I want to export part of the map into (very big) SVG file. First I tried to do this using REST API: https://*server*/ArcGIS/rest/services/General/Etages/MapServer/export. This worked, the SVG file ...
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script to draw a square where the raster pixels contained within are a certain type and greater than X

I have a raster containing different pixel values and I am interested in having squares drawn around areas that are at least X m^2 and containing at least Y type of pixels. The data looks like this, ...
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ExportToJPEG() arcpy script failure

I'm attempting to writing a python script that will automate exporting a set of stock maps to JPEG from their mxd files, and I'm having some strange issues getting there. I've alternatively been ...
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Select by attributes from a series of feature classes

I have 16 feature classes. What I want to do is to select by attributes each feature class using this statement: "Shape_Area" < 1100 Is there a way to do this by batch using arcpy or ...
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Using ArcPy.TableToExcel_conversion in Script Tool removes automatically added data

I'm using ArcGIS for Desktop 10.3.0.4322. I have a peculiar occurrence that I don't quite fully understand. I have a Python Script Tool that does a number of different things, to include using the ...
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Automating update of network dataset in ArcGIS Server

I am trying to set up an automated process that does a nightly extract of the network dataset from SDE and publish to: ArcGIS Server 10.3 as a network service fGDB as network dataset It seems ...
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Export data with data frame coordinate system using ArcPy

I want to export data in current data frame and use the same coordiante system as data frame using ArcPy as I have multiple files. Any suggestion on how to "Export with data frame's coordinate ...
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ArcGIS 10.2: ArcPy - how to replace workspace paths?

I am teaching myself ArcPy and I am attempting to make a code to replace paths to the items in my workspace. I had a file geodatabase and its path changed so I would like to automatically modify the ...
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Advice for Python with GIS [duplicate]

How you can I install different packages in python and not have problem with the arcpy module in ArcGIS? I want to be able to run Python as standalone, do other python programming as well as GIS ...
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Value Error with Float/Integer/double Fields in Python?

When running this Code: import arcpy from arcpy import env import os #Specify the map document and the data frame mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument(r"G:\\PythonCode\\mxd_test.mxd") env.workspace = ...
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Listing Data sources using arcpy: ListLayers very slow

What I am trying to do is create a list of all the data sources in a directory filled with mxds. So I have this code pasted below. For some reason when listing layers it can take up to 50 minutes even ...
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Set polygon boarders to transparent in python

I am creating automated maps in ArcGIS with a similair Python Code which can be found here: Map automation to iterate through attribute table using ArcPy? I cannot find out on how to set the ...
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How to add a graphic table element in Python without Production Mapping extension?

I'd like to add a table in the Map Layout that includes only items visible at the current extent of the dataset. I know that the Production Mapping Extension lets you insert a Graphic Table Element ...
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Feature Services & arcpy.ConsolidateMap_management & .replaceDataSource

We have several in house published feature services, including some from our Esri Data Stores. When I use arcpy.ConsolidateMap_management on an mxd (10.1) the Feature Services are nicely consolidated ...
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How to call the Manage Map Cache Tiles tool hosted by default in the system folder of arcgis server. I am getting ERROR 001428

When I am trying to call the GP tool Manage map service cache tiles that is hosted on the arcgis server by default in the system folder, I am geeting the followning error: ERROR 001428 Failed to ...
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Update Data Driven Pages Index layer via Python

I am trying to find a way to update the index layer for data driven pages through arcpy. I understand that to access DDP from arcpy.mapping you need to be referencing a MXD that has DDP enabled. My ...
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Automating creation of ServiceDefinition from Python toolbox of ArcPy without broken project data source?

Summary: I can create a ServiceDefinition through ArcCatalog or ArcMap, but when I try to generate the ServiceDefinition through python, it does not copy the /data folder with it, thus the script ...
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Find and Replace shapefile source script not working

I'm very new to python so please forgive me if this is a simple error. I have quite a few MXD's in which each have a few layers referencing the same source. However I have since moved this data to a ...
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Python Graduated Symbols [closed]

I am currently struggling with creating graduated symbols via Python. Based on ArcGISHelp 10.1 - GraduatedSymbolsSymbology (arcpy.mapping) I am doing as follows: import arcpy mxd = ...
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How to Print the Labels of a Unique Value Classification Using ArcPy? 10.2

I have a layer where I have symbolized the features on unique values. I have also grouped several features together. EX) Layer: Land Use; Value Field: Type of Land Use; Unique Values of different park ...
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Python Crashes when Running ArcPy's ExportToPDF(), ExportToPNG(), ExportToJPEG()

I am attempting to loop through a folder of ~400 .mxd's and save each to a .pdf in another folder. All tested arcpy.mapping export functions (pdf, jpeg & png) kill python without a chance to ...
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Debugging/logging ArcPy / Python code behind ArcMap function?

Considering I Can use the right click --> set datasource at an mxd file to change the datasource. The following pictures describes how this can be done in arcmap.. How can I see the arcpy / python ...
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Filtering layer symbology with arcpy

I'm using arcmap 10.1 and have one shp with many polygons with different typeID. I want to make a serie of maps showing each typeID on an individual map. Since I have many typeIDs I want to use arcpy. ...
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Using arcpy.mapping.ListLayers() with no filter, but some layers are missing in list

I am trying to use arcpy.mapping.ListLayers() to access and change some of the properties on specific layers in my mxd prior to printing to PDF. Here is a screen cap of my layer list: When ...
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Problems with ApplySymbologyFromLayer

I'd like to use specific colors for my Unique Values. I tried creating another layer. choosing the colors that I want, and using the ApplySymbologyFromLayer. I also updated my new layer to make sure ...
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is it possible to export map as png without having the webmap JSON?

I want to export the image of a map from a page that I don't have a map available. In other words I need to call a service where I will provide the definition expression of a feature layer, retrieve ...
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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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Create Several Feature Layers and add them to a MXD

Every time I run this script now, I get an error on the line with the MakeFeatureLayer line. Sorry for all the questions! I'm really new to Python. import arcpy, os arcpy.env.workspace = ...
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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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Object: Createobject Layer Invalid Data Source

I'm using a tool made for ArcGIS, however I keep getting this error (see picture). I do not know any python code and I'm trying to get this script to run. # Import system modules import sys, ...
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Using Python to export multiple layers to .pdfs

I have found a solution to the issue below. The problem had to do with coding GetParameterAsText without actually using it as an input in a tool. That was the reason the raster layers wouldn't turn ...
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SaveToLayerFile failed - “value is not a layer”

Tried doing a SaveToLayerFile on a layer in a workspace, but it confusingly says it's not a layer. I know it is a layer because the script can access lyr properties (e.g. name) and all of the ...
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ArcPy Script to update LYR data source not identifying all layers in folder

I've put together a script that for the most part works as intended - to walk through a series of folders, find SDE layer files and update their data source to direct connects if the layers support ...
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Retrieve locally the data of an mxd that are contained in sevice layers and recreate a new mxd with static data (not coming from service)

I want to get/dowload the data contained in a map service and recreate a new mxd file with static (not retrieved from a service) data. I am interested for data coming from feature and graphic layers. ...
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Create KML from MXD that contains map service layers like feature layers

How can I create a KML (tools suggestion), provided that I have a map (.mxd) file which layers are service layers of hosted services and not local data coming from a geodatabase. I know that the map ...
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Arcpy:Set min height for contour area, with surrounding contour lines

I'm trying to create a tool that will calculate the min depth and the max depth of a contour polygon, based on the value of the depth attributes of the surrounding contour lines. This is what I have ...
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Missing labels when using arcpy.mapping.ExportToPDF

I have a script that is run on a daily basis to export a folder of MXDs to PDFs and I have noticed some peculiar behavior. Many, but not all of the PDFs will be missing some labels or their label ...
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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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Map automation. Mapping same feature class – a map per data field (graduated symbols, customizable break values)

Map automation. Mapping the same feature class – a map per each data field (graduated symbols, customizable break values). I am trying to automate a mapping effort: I am mapping a (FC) features ...
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how to copy layer and add to same mxd and rename layer using ArcPy and ArcMap 10.2?

I am trying to copy a layer in an mxd and add that layer to the bottom of the TOC using Python, but I have not found a way to save the mxd programatically without making a copy. I also haven't found ...
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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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AttributeError with unicode object 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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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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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 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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Get Path of File found with os.walk [closed]

I am trying to expose the full path of a file found using os.walk. The walk function is working correctly and is exposing all the files I want however when I try to get the path it looks like it is ...