In ArcMap, the file that contains one map, its layout, and its associated layers, tables, charts, and reports.

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Rename open MXD using ArcPy

Is there a method in ArcPy that will rename the MXD you currently have open? I don't what to use mxd.saveACopy("newFileName") as it will just save a COPY with a new name, not rename the current MXD. ...
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Extract .mxd file + data from map package .mpk?

I have two applications - a pc app which uses .mpk and a mobile app which uses .tpk I can generate both, given the .mxd file - but I'd like an easy way to go from a .mpk to .tpk The idea being that ...
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ArcGIS 10.2.2 Mxdperfstat

I'm trying to test an mxd with mxdperfstat. I want to test several scales, but as soon as I provide a scale over 500, the program simply quits. No Error warning. It just stops working. If I provide ...
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Insert layer file to specific data frame

I have a folder that contain mxd's projects. Each mxd has 3 and more data frame. I want to insert layer file to a specific data frame with position in the TOC. I don't know how to do it. I'm trying ...
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Sourcing free live traffic layers to use in MXD of ArcGIS Desktop?

I am looking for free live traffic layers for an ArcGIS Desktop 9.3 MXD. My searches haven't been that successful.
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MXDs don't open by double-clicking outside ArcMap, but do open from within ArcMap?

If I try to open any MXD by double-clicking it from Windows Explorer or ArcCatalog, ArcMap fails to open. I can see in Task Manager that ArcGISFileHandler.exe briefly runs, then closes, but ...
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Arcpy Export To PDF exporting same PDF instead of changing

I have been trying to run a loop that would change a layer in an .mxd during each iteration and then export it to a PDF. When I run it, the exported PDFs are all exactly the same as the .mxd in the ...
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Is it possible to drive one mxd (pan) using a different mxd with python?

I have 2 mxd's. mxdA and mxdB They both show different data, but are both in the same coordinate system. I want to be able to sync mxdB with mxdA, so that if I pan / zoom in mxdA, I can then, with ...
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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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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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CreateObject cannot open map document error when cycling through list of MXDs

I have a stand alone Python script that aims to make a list of data sources from a series of folders/sub-folders full of MXDs. However I am continually getting the: CreateObject cannot open map ...
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Loading graph (.grf fle) into MXD using ArcPy?

I have hundreds of pairs of FGDB and associated MXD files. I need to insert a graph in each mxd linked to its corresponding FGDB. No problem creating graph, but stuck on how to get graph into mxd ...
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How to convert MXD to DWG File

I have been trying to export from MXD format to DWG format without much success. I used the Export to CAD conversion tool in GIS 9.3 but it only converts the lines and polygon.. etc to DWG format and ...
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ArcGIS: How to affect graphics in a MXD by a geographic transformation?

Our GIS users have been using graphics to mark things in their map documents. By graphics, I mean circles, rectangles, lines, text, etc. that can be drawn into data view by using the Draw toolbar. We ...
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How can I export a list of an mxd's content (layers names) into a table or a pdf?

I am using Arcgis 10.2. I have created a set of mxd from which I need a list of the layers and their characteristics (Name, sources, symbologie - maybe as in legend, if there is an Definiton Query, ...
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Updating MXD layer definitionQuery in arcpy is very slow

The code segment below has been extracted from a larger project. In short, I have an MXD which I want to generate multiple PDFs based on different criteria. The code below works. It loops through ...
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Is there a way to copy the mxd file with all of the files in that in ArcGIS?

Obviously the mxd doesn't contain the gdb files, and the linked raster files. So when I copy a project, I need to search manually the 49 raster maps from the other 4000. Is there an easier way to copy ...
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how do I reestablish all feature class references in mxd after their names change?

I have 200 shape files which have been named using an integer at the beginning of the name...i.e 01.03.shp 01.04.shp etc. They are all symbolized within an mxd document. I need to import these shapes ...
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Export data from .mxd file to ms sql database

I am using ArcGIS product (v.10.1). I have also tempalte of Maps from ArcGIS. But i need to get data from maps (.mxd files) to store it into MS SQL database. Explanation: I have application that has ...
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Export .mxd to .dxf

Converting a .mxd to .dxf is something we need to do, and we do not only need the layers but also the layout of a map on our .mxd to be transfered to .dxf. I've done some research on the internet but ...
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Export MXDs files to PDFs using Python [closed]

I'm trying to write a python script that will export multiple MXDs to individual PDFs while using a feature class field to rename the pdfs (this can be an optional field, if not check it can copy the ...
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How to extract list of layers in MXD using ArcGIS Desktop 9.3.1 and Python 2.5?

I have been trying to extract a list of all the layers in my mxd (Arc9.3.1), using Python 2.5. If I could have the source of the layers too that would be even better... But as long as I can get a list ...
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Is it possible to publish a ArcGIS .mxd file in OpenLayers?

It is possible to publish a .mxd in OpenLayers? I am using ArcGIS 10.0.
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ArcGIS Engine--load mxd file to map control or pagelayout control?

When load a mxd file using ArcGis engine,how to automatically detect whether it's saved in mapcontrol or pagelayout control?Thanks!
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How to repair a data source with joins to Excel?

I have a set of MXD files, that do not use relative paths, and related data that have been copied to a new computer. Normally it's not a big problem to repair the data sources in the project, but in ...
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Why does Describe function fail on annotation layer with RuntimeError: Object: Describe input value is not valid type?

I am accessing layers in an mxd programatically and also accessing the layer properties using the Describe function lyr =arcpy.mapping.ListLayers(mxd) # gets me the list of layers in mxd desc= ...
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Fix broken SDE layers with Arcpy - unexpected error [duplicate]

We are in the middle of our ArcGIS 9.3 to 10.1 migration project and we have a lot of custom map documents (from different users) that among others, point to our current 9.3 SDE database. After our ...
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ArcPy findAndReplaceWorkspacePath not working with Raster Datasets

Situation: I am working on creating a Python script that will replace workspace paths for every layer in a map document in order to fix broken layers after a data migration. The script works except ...
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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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How to use ArcGIS to reverse geocode and get road segment number?

I am now in a project which need to make reverse geocoding , namely ,given the latitude and longitude(assumed that the location is in a street), I want to get the road segment it is located in. What I ...
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How to find out to which road each points belongs to?

I am new to GIS . I hava a folder it include a .mxd file and a .gdb folder, the .gdb folder hava many .gdbtable and .gdbindexes files etc, it's a road network data of a city. Now, I want to know ...
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How to export a mxd to a image with transparent background

I cannot get ArcMap 10.0 or 10.1 to "Export Map" to a png or gif with a transparent background -- no matter what I set the background and transparent colors to. Thus, I created the following script, ...
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Why does ArcGIS map document (MXD) appear empty of data?

A colleague created a map for me using ArcGIS for Desktop and emailed it to me in another state. I was able to open the document using ArcGIS for Desktop but no map appears, why? She also sent it to ...
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Python Error while Publishing mxd ArcGIS 10.1

I was in the process of publishing my mxd , I had reached till the analysis step where I encontered the error at staging the service. Before this below mentioned code I had created a connection ags ...
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Trouble registering datasets with ArcGIS Server 10.1 before publishing an MXD

I'm having trouble registering a dataset while attempting to publish an MXD to ArcGIS Server in 10.1. ArcMap and ArcGIS Server are 10.1, and the MXD was originally created in a previous version of the ...
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How to export multiple MXDs to PNG without using VBA?

Okay, so I can feel that I am so close to solving this issue with the help of Jason (below) but I have modified to use as a script. The GetParameterAsText returns the following error when trying to ...
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How to add layers to MXD programmatically on linux or windows without ArcGIS for Desktop?

Is it possible for me to programmatically create in linux centos 6.4 or a windows with only arcGIS Engine runtime (single use license without sdk)?
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How to add a Data Frame to mxd in a c# stand-alone application?

I am writing a stand-alone application in c# (using vs2010). I have ArcGis Desktop license. I only need to insert a new data frame in an mxd file and save this mxd. So: I create MxDocument coclass. ...
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Do Label Expressions Slow Down Drawing Speed?

Further to my earlier question about using different fonts on the same PC, I am wondering if label expressions would slow down drawing speed for a MXD? Here is my label expression: def FindLabel ( ...
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Programmitcally Change Text Font for all Labels on MXD

I'd like to know if there is a way to change the text font for all layers and all label classes within a layer on a MXD. I use a font not often found on all computers for created maps. I love the ...
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XML file created when .mxd is saved

I have ArcGIS 10.1 and Xtools 10.0, each time .mxd is saved there is a .xml file created. How do you prevent the creation of the .xml file with the same name as the .mxd? Where in the Xtools menu is ...
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How to get index number of list item using Python?

this gives me a list of all 55 layers in my mxd import arcpy mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("CURRENT") df = arcpy.mapping.ListDataFrames(mxd, "Layer")[0] for lyr in arcpy.mapping.ListLayers(mxd, ...
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Python - ArcMap: Fastest method to loop over Mxd's

I am attempting to find the fastest method for looping over multiple map documents while keeping memory resources down. I'm running this script outside of Arcmap 10. I have 5 map documents which are ...
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Why does the size of my MXD increase when I save it?

Why does the MXD size increase over time when you save it? Obviously you drop data in the map while doing work but then you delete it (temporary clipped shps, tiffs, excel/database). Is there a ...
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What makes a MXD file size larger and how to decrease its size?

I know that MXD contains information about layers, symbology and configuration of default tools. I have a few that are exceeding 50 MB and are starting to take a while to load up. What are some of ...
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Can QGIS projects be opened in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am about to start a project with a number of people for a nonprofit organization. I am wanting to create the files in QGIS, but some of the people that I am working with are city officials and might ...
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ArcPy method to determine ArcMap document version

Is there a way with ArcPy to identify the version of a Map Document (MXD). I am working on a solution to inventory our MXD's and would like to know if a document is 8.1, 9.2, 10.0, etc. I am ...
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Loading an extension-related mxd in ArcMap by double clicking it

I am currently working in a company offering GIS solutions, and using ArcGIS tools on a daily basis. One of their main products is an ArcMap extension, which I am assigned on to correct some remaining ...
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Search MXDs for feature class

I've inherited a large somewhat messy database and am attempting to clean it up a bit. Does anyone know if it is possible to search a database to see what arcGIS map documents use a feature class? I'd ...
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Can you successfully migrate arcgis 10.0 mxd to 10.1 or are there steps to follow?

I have upgraded from 10.0 to arcgis 10.1. I am trying to open an 10.0 mxd file in 10.1 and it appears to have lost any additions I had made to the table plus its' x and y coordinates. Can you ...