I have an air pollution data that consists monthly mean values of 12 monitoring stations. I made interpolation and want to export the 12 different map in one layout with one legend. Since I am a newbie with ArcMap, I wonder if it is possible.

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop.

Edit: I mean - how can I automate apply symbology and export layout (for E.g. to JPEG) processes, so I wouldn't have to repeat same processes multiple times.

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    go to insert pull down and select "data frame" - A new map appears. Add new layers and/or drag and drop layers from the other frame and then resize the frame as required. Aug 5, 2014 at 22:52

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I think the documentation could do with some expanding in this area but on the Using data frames page it says:

Working with additional data frames

While in many maps, you'll only need one data frame, you can add more data frames by clicking Insert > Data Frame on the main menu.

Your page layout will need 12 data frames (with data for one month displayed in each) and a single legend element created from any one of the 12 data frames (just be sure to classify your data the same in each of the data frames).

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