I need to make a few ~75 frame time-lapse animations where each frame is a map of site status in a given week. Each week's statuses are a different field in a single shapefile. I export a frame of each week to jpg files and put them together in a video editor. I've done this manually when there were fewer frames, but now it's taking too long to make each frame individually. I'm using ArcGIS 10.2.
Is there a way to automate the creation and export of these time series maps? I need to do the following many times:
- Set the display symbology for one field at a time, one field for each week (e.g. cell value of 0 = blue symbol, 1 = red symbol, 2 = no symbol)
- Export the map to a jpg, with the file name for that image corresponding to which week is displayed (e.g. 2013-01.jpg, 2013-02.jpg).
- Preferably be able to adjust this to add more weeks on the end for when the shapefile gets updated every few months with new data