Layout refers to the appearance of a map as it is published, including not only the map view itself but any north arrows, legends, scale bars, map titles, neatlines, and so on. Questions should relate specifically to the laying out and formatting of these various map elements on the page, rather ...

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Independently zoom data view without zooming layout view

This is probably a really noob question. How do I zoom in on the data view without it modifying my beautifully positioned layout view? I just want to be able to work with my data zoomed in, but ...
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Printer Settings Lost on New Computer (ArcMap 10.2.2, Windows 8)

I recently migrated to a new computer. I am running the same versions of ArcGIS (10.2.2) and Windows (8.1) as my last one. However, when I open an ISO A0-size map I made on the last computer it now ...
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Automated Shapefile/Feature Class source credit from metadata in ArcGIS layout

In ArcGIS (10.1), is there a way to automatically place the attribution (= source credits) of my data onto the map layout? The source credits are stored within the metadata (Item Description) and the ...
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Shifting Page Layout Elements Based on Width of Feature (ArcMap)

I have a situation where 3-4% of the time my DDP grids are not uniform. This occurs when the grid approach a change in the UTM zone. The normal size of my grids are 1 KM x 1 KM cells. I have a ...
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Map layout differences between Windows 7 Desktop and Windows Server 2008

I am noticing some map layout differences when viewing the same MXD on desktop Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008. Currently, a standard version of ArcMap 10.2.2 is installed on a desktop and a server ...
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Printing ArcMap layouts from ArcGIS Server Services (10.1+)

I've prepared a map with multiple data frames using ArcMap and setup my desired layout. I published the map onto the ArcGIS Server and setup a printing service which uses the custom layout of the ...
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ArcMap PDF export not correct size?

Can anyone lend a hand with what I'm doing wrong here? I'm trying to get a 92x92 (because it's the biggest I can seem to setup) PDF to come out of ArcMap 10.1. I'm in layout view, set 92x92 in the ...
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how to show coordinate on the polygon

I try to set and go to search by help GIS but I am Not answer how to show coordinate on the polygon but I dont show it on dataframe
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How to refresh layout view Oleframe with embedded XLSX in 10.2.1 using C#

I have a 9.3.1 mxd with 3 embedded xlsx files in the layout that I programatically refresh using oleframe.open. In 10.2.1, programatically refreshing of the xlsx docs in the ole frames is failing. ...
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Is it possible to insert Excel table with filter in ArcMap layout view?

Please see the image (https://apps.health.ny.gov/statistics/environmental/public_health_tracking/tracker/mapaction.map?activeTool=showIndicator&indicator=asthma). There are "Map display" and ...
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Is it possible to toggle draft mode in ArcGIS with Python?

I'm curious if it is possible to toggle on and off 'draft mode' in layout view in ArcGIS using python scripting. Does anyone have any ideas? Python is preferred, but if there is another solution in a ...
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Inserting JPEG or similar into ArcGIS map?

I am trying to upload an image (jpeg or similar) into a map. It can be on the layout view or data view. I am using ArcMap 10.1.
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Exporting a map at Tetrad resolution

I am using ArcGIS 10.2 and am very new to it. I have created a map and want to export the map at the tetrad (2-km square) scale of resolution based on the 1-km square map I have created. Could anyone ...
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Trouble display Chart in PDF exported from ArcGIS

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 and we have MS Office 2013. I am not sure if this has a lot to do with the MS Office 2013 that ArcGIS 10.1 doesn't read...So I am sharing this with you all... When I set it up ...
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ArcPy-generated string formats badly in map text element [duplicate]

I've got a script that's pulling a bunch of attributes and concatenating the information into a long string. text_description = "Address: {}\n\n".format(dictADDR[key]) text_description += "{} ...
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How to convert layout elements to graphics

I have many projects (mxd) and I´d like to convert ANY "live" elements like legends, scale bars, scale texts etc. into graphic automatically using arcpy. Is there a way? In questions and answers I ...
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Can ArcMap factor in legends and data frames when placing labels?

Is there a way to factor data frames and the legend when having placing labels using the Maplex Label Engine? I am talking specifically about the labels for roads and contours. I really don't want to ...
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Searching semantically for symbols in ArcGIS Desktop?

Sorry for the noob question, but is there any resource (on the web) where I could more or less search semantically for symbols to use in an ArcMap layout? Using the Symbol Selector, I have to scroll ...
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How to set the extent of a rotated data frame from a rotated rectangle using ArcObjects?

I use ArcObjects to produce a map document. I have a rotated rectangle that I want to be the exact extent of my data frame. So, I want to rotate the data frame with the same orientation than the ...
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Arcmap not changing to landscape view?

Arcmap refuses to change my layout view to landscape when I change the options in Page and Print setup. It keeps the exact same portrait box as before.
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Automation of object selection to be printed in data driven page?

Is it possible to have the central object of each DDP to be automatically selected in order to be visually enhanced? The part of segment being the main cartographic object within the page, should ...
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Zooming Layout Page went wanting to Zoom in Map?

Newbie here and this has been bothering me for a while. In the image below, I want to zoom in on the map element and large the area with the data. I seem to only be able to zoom in/out the entire ...
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Layout in ArcGIS

Is it possible to create a 2 sided layout in ARCGIS so I can print on one sheet of paper(front and back of an A4 or A3 paper)? I often find myself wanting to produce a number of different map outputs ...
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Data frames not showing up in Extent Indicator Property Box

I have a data frame showing an overview of a city. I also have multiple data frames showing zoomed in areas. I want to show the extent indicators for my zoomed in areas on my overview data frame. ...
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Unable to edit legend in ArcGIS layout view

Somehow I can’t open the legend properties after converting it to graphic in layout view – from what I’ve read in the ArcGIS guide and online, I should be able to edit everything on the legend through ...
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Switch callout text boxes on and off?

In my ArcMap project I’ve added text to the map in callout boxes to identify certain districts. Is it possible switch these on and off like the data layers? I don't want them to show in everything I ...
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Using dynamic text elements from ArcMap in conjunction with text elements derived from Python

I have a script that cycles through features based on attributes and makes a PDF centered around each feature. I would like to be able to include both a dynamic text element for the date as well as a ...
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Data View works but Layout View doesn't work

I created this map on arcGIS 10.2 and was going to finish it in layout view. The first click on layout toggle gave me a little colored square, second time gave a very tiny square, then nothing. i ...
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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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How to change text legend orientation from right to left reading with arcpy

I working on mxd with ArcMap 10.3 . The default's legend properties is- Layout - left to right reading (Marked with a red ellipse) : when it unmarked i get this legend: i want to know if there a ...
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Making multiple legend boxes all same size using ArcGIS for Desktop?

How do I make all the rectangle or (legend box) all the same ? Look at the circles I marked in the pictures. It should be very simple thing to do. Anyone out there have a good workaround ?
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How do I check what type of mapsurround is on the map?

I want to have the program add a scalebar to the map, but only if there isn't one already on the map. The code below works for legends, but when I try to replace ILegend with IScalebar it doesn't ...
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QGIS 2.4 Layout View pdf/raster file export moves points

I created a map, using a google basemap (openlayer plugin) and imported a table as a csv file (containing a name of a city, latitude, longitude for wgs84 and a row named "amount"). It displays ...
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Inserting new Text Element into MXD using ArcPy? [duplicate]

I'm using Desktop 10.2 and I tried with this script to add new text element "road 90" to a lot of mxd's, but Something wrong with the code: import arcpy from arcpy import env env.workspace = ...
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Making a map that can be easily resized or scaled

I've recently been dealing with a map requestor who wants maps resized at the very last minute -- from 8.5x11 to 22x34, or from large poster-sized to "something that can fit in a report" (those vague ...
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How to set layout element's “name” property in ArcMap?

Map Layout elements appear to have a "name" property that can be used to identify them. In ArcMap is it possible to set this property (interactively), and if so how is this done? I'm using ArcGIS ...
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Replacing text string on layout text element by reading lookup value from table via SearchCursor?

I'm not sure what the best way is to go about this, but here's my situation: In short, I exported a domain to a table (and I exported the table as a CSV, too, just in case it might be easier to work ...
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procedurally alter dimensions of embedded Picture_Element

Theoretically, should it be possible using arcpy to alter Picture Element dimensions whose images are embedded? My attempts haven't worked. I thought to clone these as a possible workaround but those ...
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Is automatic text wrapping in an ArcMap layout text element possible?

How can I word-wrap a text element on an ArcMap layout, when it contains a lot of text? go into Layout mode choose > Insert > Text paste in a long text block eg lorem ipsum The text block now ...
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Is there a way to define the relative position of items in print composer?

Is there any chance to make the items in print composer relative to the margins. Let's say for example the legend. I normally align it to the corner on the right bottom where the legend is 10 px away ...
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Can I automate using different reference grids in a data driven map [closed]

I am trying to create a data driven layout that includes an overview map, at 1:15000, and a number of inset maps, at 1:4000. I need to have two reference grids for the layout since the map scales are ...
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Rotating Chart symbols with ArcMap dataframe?

I am using ArcMap 10.2 and want to represent a layer in a rotated dataframe with chart (graph) symbology. The problem is that the charts do not rotate with the dataframe: I thought I could convert ...
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Moving data frame to particular X.Y location using real world coordinates?

My mxd file has multiple dataframes. How do I move a given dataframe to a particular location within the main dataframe in the layout view to a particular x,y location given by user. The location x,y ...
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Creating map booklets or flyers (not mapbooks)

I'm wondering if there is existing extensions or add-ons for ArcGIS 10.1 where I can create more sophisticated printable maps. I'm aware of datadriven pages and mapbooks, but I'm looking for something ...
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Showing attributes of multiple parcels on one layout using DDP with dynamic text?

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 for making maps showing the distribution of parcels and their attributes in a given area. I am working with anywhere from 20 to 50 parcels in a set, sometimes more. I often use ...
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How to get a map surround as an IElement in ArcObjects?

In an MXD file, I have a page layout and a map with a north arrow, and I need to move it in the page layout programmatically using ArcObjects Java SDK. I managed to get the north arrow map surround ...
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How to identify a selected graphic element(s) in python

I have a situation where I am inserting items from Excel into maps a lot. When I insert the items it always makes them a fixed width and then adjusts height to maintain aspect ratio. What I would ...
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How to add an independent panel in the ArcMap layout view?

In ArcMap 9.3, I want to make a map in which I start from a wider location (for example, a country) and then, I give some zooms until one specific area. I have all the data I need: country ...
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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 prepare automatic text labelling for legend using arcmap?

I need to label for text with legend without ungrouping layers. I have attached an example image to show the expected output model I am looking for your guidance. Thanks in advance.