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

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How can I use Python to save several MXDs within the same script?

I have a program (720 lines of code) that runs multiple tasks on Arcmap .mxd files. Such as update layers, update text, add layers, etc. Within my program I have multiple "mxd.save()" instances. All ...
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How to access all mxd files in a folder?

I'm a beginner to Python and am trying to figure out how I can access several mxds in a folder. For example, when I want to use the AnalyzeforMSD function in ArcGIS: import arcpy mxd = ...
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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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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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Shapefiles are not being added to MXD using ArcPy?

I want to add a shapefile to an mxd document using arcpy but it generates the following error when used by adding script in arctoolbox import arcpy mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("CURRENT") ...
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Save a MapControl map to an MXD

I used to know how to do this, but I must have lost the code. I tried this: IMxdContents mxdcontents = mapControl.Map as IMxdContents; IMapDocument doc = new MapDocumentClass(); ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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Collapse layers in ArcMap Table of Contents using ArcObjects

Can someone offer up a Christmas present here? I'm stuck on how to collapse all layers in my ArcMap projects (9.3). I've tried a few bits of sample code, but they all seem to fail for some reason or ...
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Invalid MXD Filename error in one script, but not the other

I have created 2 geometric trace models for a project, one to pick a spot on the network and run an isolation, and the other to choose from a list of buildings, then then run a trace to find features ...
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Importing ArcGIS and/or CAD template into QGIS print composer…Can it be done?

ArcGIS is used very widely in Environmental consultancy and the print/map templates used for reports are usually passed around in an MXD or CAD file format. Unfortunately we cannot afford ArcGIS and ...
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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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Why are updates made in MXD by my tool not visible on some machines?

I've developed a tool that makes updates in many mxd files. When it runs in my machine, everything works fine, and I can open the mxd and see the updates made by the tool. When the tool runs in any ...
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ArcObjects : How to change layers connection properties without losing joins

I'm using arcObjects 9.2.6 java librairies to change connection/path properties within a java prog. This prog aims to change path and connection properties for all layers of an mxd file. It works well ...
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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 to make list of MXDs from multi-value parameter in ArcPy?

I would like to selectively choose my MXD documents through the multivalue or filter parameter in the toolbox. From the selected MXD's the user should be able to replace text and re-save the ...
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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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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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Generate MXD layer info report

I'd like to generate a report about MXD layers for a handful of MXDs. I want the report to display their name, workspace path and scale range settings. I can get the first two with ArcPy but I didn't ...
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Can we read/write MXD Document using GeoTools

Is it possible we can read/write mxd document only using geotools.
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ArcGIS Server 9.3.1 - Creating a MXD and Exporting a PDF From It

I've been tasked with developing a geoprocessing service in ArcGIS Server 9.3.1 that in addition to providing the resultant feature sets, it needs to produce a pdf in which the layers can be toggled ...
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Apply Symbology Layer to a group layers

I have several mxds (located in C:\Project ) that have 250 layers each. All the layers as the same name- "plan" and they all in group layers like that (added picture for example): I try to change ...
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Programmatically adding .shp file to .mxd file

I have spent hours attempting to find the solution to the following problem online, but all answers I have found are quite old, and none work. Here is the situation: I have a variety of .shp files. I ...
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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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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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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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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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Convert .mxd to .qgs, MXD2QGS fix?

I've had a look at the following thread about using MXD2QGS and so far I've figured out that this only works with version 10.0 and Python 2.6. I installed MXD2QGS on a machine with Arc10.0 and Python ...
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Change coordinate system in multiple MXDs ArcGIS 9.3 using Python

I have to loop through some folders which may contain *.mxd files and change their coordinate system. I already found this piece of Python which should do the trick for ArcGIS 10.x (from here): ...
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How to programatically replace ArcGIS Online image with new imagery in mxd's?

I have many mxds that previously used ArcGIS Online Bing imagery. I want to replace those with newly purchased imagery. I know I need to use the arcpy.mapping.MapDocument module to do this though not ...
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What is the difference between Geoprocessing Map object vs. MapDocument object in Python

I have the following code: mxd["C1"] = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument(os.path.join(fRoot, filename)) mxd["C2"] = [arcpy.mapping.MapDocument(os.path.join(fRoot, filename))] C1 creates a geoprocessing Map ...
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Change printer for a specific map document from Arcpy

Is it possible to change the printer for a particular map document from ArcPy? The mxd is saved with the default printer settings, and I know with the PrintMap() function one can specify the printer ...
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arcgis server 10 tif mxd problem

i am using arcgis server 10. first i opened arcmap and added a.tif file. then i saved it using File -> Save As as a ArcMap Document (*.mxd) file, let's say b.mxd. Now i open arccatalog and ...
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Adding layer to MXD from different SDE slows down ArcPy script

My python script looks at layers in an MXD, then does a couple of clip and measure operations and generates a PDF. It works accurately and quickly (0.5-3 seconds) when all the layers in the MXD are ...
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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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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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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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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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Update Service config file with ArcIms java connector

We are using arcims java connector to create, update, delete services. it works fine for create and delete. However when we try to update the config file of service (ie : mxd file) the new mxd file is ...
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Why are the special fonts in a .mxd-project not used/found?

I have a .mxd-project file from a customer which uses special fonts (TrueType). I installed these fonts in Windows but my application (mostly a MapControl) doesn't use these fonts for displaying. I ...
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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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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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Find and Replace data source script

The following script is supposed to find and replace all shapefiles in a mxd (that exist in the folder) to the new SDE data source. No errors when running the script however, when I open the MXD in ...
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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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Difference between a *.lyr and layer directly added from *.gdb/sde to mxd?

What is the difference between a *.lyr and a layer directly added from *.gdb/sde to mxd? Doing it difference in mxd? Which is better?