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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How to create a two sided ticks labels grid in layout (ArcMap)?

I'm making a planing map. I want to add to the final layout a specific kind of grid: The grid needs to be with a 6 character label that is separated in to two labels. Each one of the labels needs to ...
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Writing value from attribute table to text element using ArcPy?

Is there a way, using ArcPy, to read a field from an attribute table and write the contents of that field into a text element? I have a point feature class with a field name called "Cities". I will ...
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ArcMap Partial Refresh not working when Layout Graphics exist?

I'm experiencing strange behaviour in ArcMap v10.3. Adding layout graphic elements to all 4 corners of our map will result in a full refresh every time a point feature is moved. Things that I've ...
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Creating legend in separate page using ArcMap?

Is it possible in ArcMap 10.2.2. to create a layout that shows the legend of the map on a separate page? A.k.a have two pages in layout view? So first page: full view of the map, second page: ...
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How to get a calculated sum as dynamic text in ArcMap 10.3 text element?

I am trying to get the sum of the length field from my attribute table into a dynamic text element for display purposes in layout view. I have put together a python script to get the sum of the field ...
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Selecting predefined ArcMap template using ArcPy? [duplicate]

i have managed to create script for search cursor which will replace the text element in one of the template from help provided from my previous question Replacing text.element from feature class ...
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Using ArcPy to insert Excel table into ArcMap Layout View? [duplicate]

I have been using python to batch automate maps and I have been using a manually drawn table on the layout view and have been using the ArcPy text elements to replace text with the values for each ...
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Bringing layout into another drawing using ArcMap?

I am using ArcMap 10.1. I set up a layout view (a titleblock) and would like to bring it into another mxd file. How do you do this? If you are familiar with Autocad this would be the equivalent ...
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How do I unpause dynamic items in ArcGIS Layout?

I have been using this software for years and have never had a layout do this before. I think I accidentally clicked something and now all my active layout items are greyed out as if I paused them, ...
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ArcMap layout view missing rulers and border

Sometimes, but not always, when I open an existing .mxd, the rulers and border (and shadow) are missing in layout view. All elements are there otherwise. When this happens, I am unable to export to ...
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Margins and adding data to layout in ArcGIS Pro?

Just starting out with Pro trying to put together a simple map. Is there a way to add printer margins in a layout? Also I'm confused on how to import my data into the layout itself. I have it in ...
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Replacing text.element from feature class value using ArcPy? [closed]

Sorry every one for my old confusing post which i have deleted. I have corrected by code from the help mentioned below about using search cursor as shown in the image.
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Referenced Templates in Layouts

I want to reference a template in my layout, similar to XREF in AutoCAD. I work on linear project mostly and have to create hundreds of maps. I try to use DDP whenever possible, however it doesn't ...
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Mapinfo 12.5 halo font in layout window

I wonder if it is possible to add halo font in layout window in Mapinfo 12.5. I was trying to do this but this option is disable. Is any way to do this in Mapinfo or how to do this?
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How to place two data driven pages on one map layout?

I need to place two data frames (DF) with different data driven pages (DDP) on one map layout. i have two different Strip Map Index Features (SMIF) for each data frame. When i turn next page in DDP ...
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Neatline disappears when resized [closed]

New-ish to GIS. Using Arc 10.3 and experiencing an annoying problem. When attempting to resize a neatline (in order to use it as a locator box on my inset reference map) the lines disappears when ...
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Data driven pages extent

I use data driven pages to produce several maps. In the end product, all maps should show point data on a Country of europe. So far the country is shifting around each time I change the data shown in ...
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Create Page Numbers from Bookmarks

I am trying to add dynamic text to my map layout that displays the current sheet number out of the total number of sheets (e.g. "Page 1 of 15"). I'd like to set it up so that the label changes when I ...
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Adding arrow to Layout View in map of ArcGIS for Desktop?

To say it right at the beginning: I don't mean the North Arrow ;-) In fact I have a map in the layout view which contains an orthophoto. On this orthophoto there is a little forest road and I want to ...
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I need to draw Rectangle with Simple Fill Symbol

I need to draw this rectangle on layoutview : I try this but it doesn't work. How can I draw this rectangle ? IPoint p1 = new PointClass(); p1.X = 9.9936; p1.Y = 5.8777; ...
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Draw Line in Layout View with ArcObjects

I'm trying to draw a line on layout view on ArcMap with C# and ArcObjects. I'm working on this sample. But I have some problems. 1.) This code for draw line on data view but I need to draw line on ...
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Pictures with no background or transparent in ArcGIS layout

I would like to add a .jpg, .png or .tiff with a no background. In other words, I want the logo to appear as it was created, without a border or background, to my Layout view. Also is it possible ...
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Zooming in to magnify Inset Map in Layout of ArcMap?

this is the inset map I created in my layout view, notice how it is magnified to the full extent that I want to represent in my map this is my map in its layout view with the inset map ...
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Programmatically change the template of the layout [duplicate]

Is there a way to change the layout with arcpy? Here are images of the steps I want to do programmatically. The file I want to choose already exists and I want to hardcode its path in the ...
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How to have a locator map display the study area or IOT with out you setting it yourself

I have included a locator map but i would like to make it dynamic in a way that when the user is mapping changes to a different area to map the locator map should change the location automatically.
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How to make a map layout in ArcMap 10.1 that has a dynamic scale bar

I am making a standard map layout using ArcMap 10.1. I would like my scale bar units to change from meters to kilometres and vice versa when the user zooms in or out of a specific area to map. How ...
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How to correctly play with page settings in layout view in ArcMap?

I need to print a map from ArcMap. I'm going to use a plotter and want to print it on a A0 format paper. But...the layout settings are totally driving me crazy! As you can see in the first picture ...
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How to add grid labels on the border of the data frame?

Licence: Advanced Version: ArcMap 10.1 I'm trying to place the labels of my measured grid at the border of my data frame. I've tried to edit the labels in the "Data Frame Properties -> Grids ...
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Clip layout view to output graphics extent using python

I need to implement, within this very simple piece of code, the option that replicate the "Clip to output graphics extent" available from the ArcGIS 10.0 Export Map UI standard command. Is it ...
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Automatic Layout

I have a number of maps to generate. Only one shapefile is used where the Z-value is only the variable in differing maps. Is it possible to auto-generate maps using ArcGIS 10.0?
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How to dynamically change images in map reports?

I need to make a report about several cadastral parcels which data are contained inside three different tables of a database. Report must contain: Cadastral data taken from the three tables A ...
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changing snap tolerance on layout view in arcmap as abatch in arcgis

I have many (60+) .mxd files and I want to change an option on all of them. The option is about setting the snap tolerance (Arcmap > Options > Snap Tolerance). See pic. These are all template mxd's ...
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How to format the labels of a UTM Grid in a map Layout/Print Composer

I am doing a map in for a small area (1.5km by 1.5km on UTM zone 14N). I want to know if it is possible (and how to do it) to format the labels of a UTM grid. This is exactly what I want to show a) ...
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Inserting accumulative attribute in dynamic text element based on Date field using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I've got a line feature class that contains Date field. I've made a layout view in order to display time animation of this feature class. I've managed to enable the time option in the layer and to ...
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Creating a table of multiple rows and columns from attribute table

I am trying to create a street index a City. I have a table that has all the street names and their grid references. I am looking to create a street index using that. I think turning off the undesired ...
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Include gridlines with attribute table shown on a map layout?

I am including the related attribute table to the spatial data shown in a map; see attached image. I have the attribute table shown with the map in layout view, but I would like to include gridlines ...
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ExportToPNG with definition query for unique values?

I have a MXD with a layer that has a field that has many values. I need to export multiple layouts to PNG, applying a definition query to show the unique values for that layer. i.e. Just show the ...
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Multiple dataframes causes ArcMap to stop working?

Is there a limit to the number of dataframes that can be used in ArcMap? There have been several instances in the past when working on a project that contains multiple dataframes (5+) and ArcMap has ...
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Editing a Map in Layout View

I am supposed to print the area closest to the blue line in the centre of a map that looks like this: I am not interested in seeing the imagery that is far away from the blue line in the centre. ...
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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 ...