I'm running batch processing on several datasets using a standalone EXE written in .NET. There are many output files for each dataset (>25 featureclasses/rasters). For every dataset I would like to grab a few specific outputs and create JPEG images of them for simple quality control. Ideally I would combine a few of the featureclasses together and create an image of the combination as if I were exporting an image of several layers as you can do using the Arc UI. I imagine that there will be a few steps involved in accomplishing this - can someone point me in the right direction?
For the sake of simplicity, you can assume that I have the full path to the files I want, which are stored in a FGDB on a drive. I can also derive the approximate extent of these featureclasses from the largest of them, so I can set a view extent.
I have just run the extension and created a series of output files which are stored in a FGDB. These featureclasses/rasters all cover the same discrete area and are projected.
Outputs (making these up for simplicity):
1) DEM of the area (represents the full extent).
2) Polyline road network.
3) Polygon building footprints.
4) Point featureclass representing manhole covers.
What to accomplish:
Combine all of the files in the correct order (featureclasses overtop of the DEM) and save a JPEG file.
My extension runs as an EXE (not a toolbar) and doesn't actually open the Arc UI - it merely consumes the licenses and does the processing in the background. So, do I have access to ActiveView if I haven't "launched" the UI? Essentially, I don't have a TOC to populate with layers.