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There isn't a really an elegant way to do this, as far as I know. However, I've recently successfully accomplished something similar using multiple copies of the layer and using Page Definitions. Here's the basic idea, and you can modify it to suit your needs: The layer which defines your Data Driven Pages should show the symbology but no labels. Then, ...
That feature is called Atlas in QGIS and you'll find it as part of the Print Composer. It's described in the user manual.
With that network of lines, there's no way for ArcGIS to figure out which page you'd like to be "first". The strip map tool is meant to create a mapbook along one line feature, it doesn't do so well with more than one, especially if the crisscross each other like yours do. However, it does look like it covered all of your lines with mapbook pages, and ...
I would set up the DDP using the pipeline as the ddp layer. In the Python script, iterate over the pages and check the data frame scale. Using some conditional logic, you can calculate what the scale for that map should be, and then export. Here is part of a script I have used in the past: import arcpy mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument(r"C:\MyMap.mxd") df = ...
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