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

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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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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?
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How to change just one title when multiple titles are present in mxd?

I have an mxd with multiple titles and I'm trying to write a script that iterates a process that activates a layer, changes one of the titles, then exports it. I've got it all working except for ...
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ArcMap document “Accessed” timestamp incorect display in Windows Explorer

I created an ArcMap document on February 22, 2016. The timestamp, as seen in Windows Explorer, is 2/22/2016 8:58 AM. I have updated and saved that document many times since, but the timestamp doesn’t ...
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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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Is there a way to create an mxd from the command line?

Is there a way to run ArcMap in a batch script to create a basic mxd containing specified layers? Something like: "Path to ArcMap exe" -create "Path to new mxd" -include "layers to add"
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How to create MXD in folders programmatically,

I have an MXD as a template and about 650 folders. Each folder corresponds to a species. What I want to do is to make an MXD (same as the template) in every folder of each species. How to do ...
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Layer file data duplicated in map document file?

I have a map document file (.mxd) with a size of 0.3 MB. I also have two layer files (.lyr), containing large rasters. Together they are 16.2 MB. If I add the two layer files to my map document in ...
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Opening map (*.mxd) using ArcGIS Online?

I created a map yesterday using ArcMap on my laptop. I do not have access to the programme right now. Is it possible to open this map (mxd) file on ArcGIS online?
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Find and Replace shapefile source script not working

I'm very new to python so please forgive me if this is a simple error. I have quite a few MXD's in which each have a few layers referencing the same source. However I have since moved this data to a ...
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Cause of ERROR 000732: Input Layer: Dataset plan does not exist or is not supported?

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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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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How to fix symbols of layers when I copy .mxd to another pc?

I've created a personal geodatabase with feature classes and I specified symbols for them in an mxd project. I activated "store relative pathnames to data sources" in the Map Document Properties. When ...
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Replacing shapefiles in MXDs using only Python options available prior to ArcPy?

I am trying to come up with a python script that will go through a designated folder, locate all MXD files within the folder, and then check each MXD to see if it contains a specified shapefile, which ...
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Is it possible to change the current map document from a geoprocessing tool

I'm writing a BaseGeoprocessingTool with the ArcObjects API and I need to open an Mxd then change the current document by this opened document. I managed to open the Mxd document: IMapDocument ...
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Programmatically adding .shp file to .mxd file [duplicate]

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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Unexpected closing of mxdperfstat tool?

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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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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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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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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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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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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Why would ArcMap always crash (but not immediately) after Reconcile & Post?

I've been plagued over the past several months by a problem in which ArcMap (10.2.2, Advanced license) on Citrix (Receiver version 3.4) will crash at some point after reconciling and posting my edits ...
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How to create new service from existing service

I have an existing ArcGIS 10.0 Server, and have just setup an ArcGIS 10.4 Server. How do I go about moving a particular service from 1.0 to 10.4. I can locate the related mxd file as well as the SQL ...
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How to automatically run python code at the time when a mxd is saved?

I am trying to find a way to execute a few lines of (preferably python-)code whenever I save a specific mxd (my template.mxd) I'm working with arcgis desktop 10.3.1 (advanced, all extentions) What I ...
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Corrupt MXD Causes? [closed]

What would be a few common events that could cause an .mxd to become corrupt? I have a few docs that eventually crash on me and the best solution is to continuously use the MXD doctor to fix the MXD.
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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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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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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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Relative Path not working in ArcMap and ArcObjects

I'm using ArcMap 10.0 and Windows 7 64 bit. I'm trying to set a relative paths for my MXD file. My MXD is located at C:\workspace\rastertest.mxd and the data is located at C:\workstation\data\testdted....
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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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How is a database related to a .mxd file?

What exactly is an mxd file, and how is it related to a database? Can a single database have multiple mxd files?
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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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ArcMap Error I can't seem to recover my MXD file from

Has anyone come across this error when opening up a MXD file? Opening the selected ArcMap document failed. ArcMap had frozen on me right before this, even though no processes were in the ...
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Remove layers using python- path orientation

Expanding on my previous question Code error - remove layer using python, i try to remove layers from mxd's (in ArcMap 10.3, python 2.7.8), that don't appear in the data frame with this code: import ...
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Map book based on field attributes

I have a polygon shapefile with 800 records. What I want to do is to create an MXD document and a map in jpg for every polygon record from the shp. Is this posible to be done with data driven pages ...
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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 stop ArcGIS Desktop automatically creating mapped drives?

I have a MXD which I am using to make a PMF. I'm using ArcMap 10.1. I want my layers only to have UNC paths (starting with \\server...) as otherwise some users will get broken links if we have ...
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Create Several Feature Layers and add them to a MXD

Every time I run this script now, I get an error on the line with the MakeFeatureLayer line. Sorry for all the questions! I'm really new to Python. import arcpy, os arcpy.env.workspace = r'C:\...