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

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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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Enabling preview pane of Windows Explorer for mxd files?

The preview pane in Windows explorer is an efficient way to have sneakpeak at files without having to open them. It works great for a number of file extensions; images, office documents, pdf, dwg ...
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Programmatically create three mxd's [closed]

Quite often I have to create 3 different exhibits for the same project and it can get quite tedious, I was wondering if there was a way using python, modelbuilder, etc. to do this programmatically. ...
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Can ArcPublisher 10 publish backwards to an 9.3 PMF?

It seems like a lot of other functions within ArcGIS are getting backwards compatibility (file geodb creation, MXD files). I'll still need to publish 9.3 PMF files for a few months and I couldn't ...
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mass update connetion properties in msd

I would like to update the connection property in all .msd in a folder, that already have a certain connection property. The manual process is to right click on the .msd, select "select all", ...
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Creating map package with multiple page sizes within one MXD of ArcGIS Desktop? [closed]

Are there any alternatives to an extension like MapLogic?
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Printing MXD at A3 always prints at B5

Context ArcGIS 9.2 Build 1500 ArcObjects Windows Forms application running outside of ArcMap, similar to ArcEngine product. Accessing mxd to print out page layout to A3 paper. Mxd is saved with ...
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.MXD file shows as *.DOC file after upgrading machine with ArcGIS 10.3.1 for Desktop to Windows 10?

I created an .mxd file on a computer with an earlier version of Windows (I was at a college campus; not sure what version). Now, on a computer with Windows 10, the file appears as a Word .DOC and ...
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Search Table of Contents in MXD

This is probably a very straightforward question, but I can't see if this is at all possible. I often work with MXDs that have a large number of group layers, and would like to find a specific layer ...
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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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Listing Joined tables in MXD using Python? [duplicate]

I've a question about arcpy List* modules. I have a quite large amount of data on ArcSDE Server. Earlier I made a list of the feature classes, and tables in the mxd-s placed there using da.Walk ...
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Create ESRI ArcSDE Connection File (.sde) using Python/ArcPy at the ArcView license level?

Is there an alternative way to create ArcSDE connections in ArcGIS 10.0 using Python at the ArcView license level? I need to create 4 separate connection files for a MXD SDE data source re-point tool. ...
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How to clip a Oracle query layer directly in a Python script?

I have a query layer directly running from ORACLE database in a MXD. I want to clip this layer with a layer being created in another MXD in a Python based tool. My question is to do this clip ...
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error on mxd.save/saveACopy

I'm trying to use arcpy to save an .mxd and am having an issue. It doesn't matter if I use mxd.save or mxd.saveACopy I get the same error. I know it doesn't look like I am doing anything w/ it here, ...
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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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How to enumerate ArcGIS Server 10 map services with ArcPy

I need to connect to ArcGIS server with ArcPy and enumerate over map services. I need to: Loop through each ArcGIS server map service Stop/Start the service Get the service source document (MXD/MSD) ...
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Run C# form when ArcMap mxd is opened

I have created a form in C# which collects data such as name, date, workspace and several other fields from the user and stores this data in a temporary .txt file to be used later by other functions. ...
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Updating MXDs with arcpy

I am trying to loop through a bunch of mxds in a folder and make some changes, in this case in particular I am trying to replace a text string. This should change all instances of "9/26/2014" with the ...
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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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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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Map Package or Relative Paths for ArcMap MXD export

Is there a way to use Map Packaging so that multiple mxds draw data from the same geodatabase when unpacked? We've broken our project area into 14 divisions. Each division has it's own geodatabase ...
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Collapsing layers in ArcMap Table of Contents using ArcObjects?

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 other. Some of the layers might be grouped, and ...
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Understanding Map Document Properties?

You set up your mxd in a folder. However, when you copy and paste to a different folder, the Map Document Properties does not update the document path when you save a new mxd with a different title. ...
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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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How to add Oracle database connection to AnalyzeforMSD script?

I use this script right now: import os, arcpy directory = r"C:\Project" for root, dirs, files in os.walk(directory): for myFile in files: fileExt = os.path.splitext(myFile)[1] if (fileExt ...
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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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Installing Mxd2Qgs plugin in QGis 2.12

My purpose is to use the Mxd2Qgs plugin in order to be able to use mxd files with QGis. I have downloaded the Mxd2Qgs file and unzipped it. I put it in the folder: C:\Program Files\QGis ...
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Search MXDs with specific dataSource layer using Python

I work with ArcGIS 10.3 and I try to search a specific layer (with dataSource named "D:\desktop\Project\layers\1.jpg" ) in hundred of mxd's that spread in folder "D:\PROJECTS" and it divided to ...
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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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Converting mxd to earlier version using ArcPy?

I am running arcmap 10.2.2 but need to open an mxd saved using 10.3. I do not have access to 10.3. I have an arcpy tool which will do the conversion but it is not working from within 10.2.2. Does ...
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Using layer name with accent on letter in ArcPy?

I have a lot of MXDs (more than 200) and all of them use a polygon shapefile "study_area_v00.shp". In the data frame, its name is just "Study Area". Every time we change the boundary of the polygon, ...
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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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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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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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How to use loop to add georeferenced JPEGs from folder to mxd?

This is my first time using this site and I'm a bit new to ArcPy. I've looked around for a while but couldn't quite find the answer I was looking for. I have many folders with georeferenced topos in ...
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Open an existing document (MXD) inside ArcMap

I try to open a specific MXD inside a running ArcMap-Application, but I always get "System.UnauthorizedAccessException" and ArcMap crashes. I have an Add-In-toolbar with a button, which opens a form ...
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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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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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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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Using ArcPy, I can't panToExtent to intended area using Decimal Degree coordinate

I'm trying to programmatically pan to a coordinate before I export a map and I've started off by using Identify to get a test coordinate in Decimal Degrees: mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("CURRENT") ...
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how to open several MXD files at the same time ( within the same window )in Arcgis10

I have a simple question. How can I open several MXD files at the same time in Arcgis 10? Whenever I try to open the second MXD file Arcgis asks me to save the first MXD file and then it closes it ...
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Turning off all layers in MXD using ArcPy?

I tried this standalone script to turn off all layers in the MXD: print "This script turns off the following layers:" try: arcpy except NameError: import arcpy mxd = ...
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How to read ArcGIS files in R?

I am new to using spatial data in R. So far the tutorials I have seen consist of using maptools, map, ggplot2 and rgdal to open ".shp" files along with ".csv" files to plot the polygons/ points using ...
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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 ...