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

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How to update shapefile data source in multiple dataframes and mxds using lyr.replaceDataSource and Python dictionary?

After reorganizing the file structure for some of our GIS base data files I need a script to update the data sources for ~ 100 shapefiles in about 50 mxd files. Some of the mxds have multiple data ...
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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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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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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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Problem getting the arcpy mapping module to export a layout view map

I'm using the arcpy mapping module to create a series of images and am having trouble exporting a map document to PNG in layout view; I can only get the script to export the data frame view. I've seen ...
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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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Create a Menu Containing a List of Layers That Can be Added to an MXD Using arcpy.mapping

Is it possible to create a list of layers (residing in something like a menu) that can be selected and added to an mxd using arcpy.mapping. I've been using the bit of code below (there's someone I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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definition query and mosaic dataset from gdb ArcMap 10.1 SP1

I have a Python AddIn Combobox to select a value from the drop-down list. This value changes the definition query of the layers in mxd. This works fine for "normal" feature classes, not for a mosaic ...
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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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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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How to use replaceDataSource to replace data source for multiple layers? [closed]

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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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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Why aren't a layer's serviceProperties exposed if the data source is broken? [closed]

In ArcObjects you can get the service properties of a map layer by looking at its IWorkspaceName.ConnectionProperties property set, even if the layer is currently invalid due to a broken connection. ...
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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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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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create folder with random number for each session using arcpy

I am processing data and it is required to have same name of outputs [standard names] for different geographical regions. Therefore it is necessary to save outputs in different folders each time. Is ...
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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 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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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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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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Using ArcPy to ungroup group layer in 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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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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How to use arcpy.mapping to batch export layer to KML?

I am trying to export map layers from an MXD to KML using arcpy with the following code: import arcpy, os, sys, traceback arcpy.env.overwriteOutput = True mxd = ...
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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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How do I import an ASCII grid using arcpy?

I'm trying to automate the setup of some flood depth/hazard maps. The user specifies a folder containing depth grids generated by a hydraulic model (.asc format) and some background mapping (geotiff ...
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Is it possible to create a data frame graphic using arcpy?

I'm interacting with an MXD using arcpy, and wish to create a graphic within a data frame - as with the Draw toolbar when working manually. The GraphicElement page says... The GraphicElement ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Searching for value in layer without opening MXD file?

As part of the validation for parameters of a Python toolbox, I need to check if the text in parameter #1 is exists in a layer in a MXD file selected as parameter #2. Currently, I use this code in ...
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Changing highlight property of layer or table field using ArcPy?

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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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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MakeFeatureLayer weird behavior from script

I am trying to add a feature layer to my map document as the output from my python script. The goal is to limit the number of fields in the attribute table to a pre-defined list. I am able to add ...
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Using findAndReplaceWorkspacePaths to change datasource for ArcSDE geodatabase?

I manage to change my datasouce by right clicking on an mxd file and choosing a different sde database connection file as shown in the following image. However When I try to do this using arcpy ...
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Is there a a way to add a topology dataset to an mxd with arcpy?

I have a script that identifies certain layers from a folder containing several geodatabases. Part of the scripts purposes, or intended purpose is to have it add a topology dataset to the dataframe. ...
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Exporting layout elements and constants to Python script?

Is it possible to export the elements and constants used in a layout to a Python script? Something similar to creating a model and exporting it to Python but instead of being a model, it's a layout? ...
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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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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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Add table from SDE to ArcMap TOC via ArcMap python window

I would like to add a specific table or shape file to my TOC via the ArcMap python window from the SDE connection I'm currently connected to. Since I'm already connected to the SDE connection in ...
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ArcPy: Using lblclass expression to change font style and color

I´m trying to label features of a dataset using ArcPy and the lblclass function. While commands like "VBNewline" and "Round" work pretty well, I´m not able to change colors or font style. An ...
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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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A list of layer names that you want to be turned off when Layers name are in Right to Left Such as persian

When I ran this code I got "UnicodeWarning: Unicode equal comparison failed to convert both arguments to Unicode - interpreting them as being unequal" error I don't know why I tried many way but I ...
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Validating whether PDF file Uploaded as part of Geoprocessing Service of ArcGIS for Server?

I'm developing a Python Script that will be a Geoprocessing Service in ArcGIS Server. The Script has a Button for Users to OPTIONALLY Upload a PDF. If the PDF is Uploaded it gets inserted into the ...