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Transform bookmarks to data driven pages in ArcGIS Desktop?

We have this large project in ArcGIS with 30 maps with different extents using Bookmarks to pan between these maps/pages. Now we would like to use Data driven pages instead. The question is, is it ...
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Exporting current map extent or bookmark to polygon feature using existing tool?

Is there a out-of-the-box tool in ArcGIS 10 (Editor) that would allow me to easily create a polygon feature from the current map extent or to convert a bookmark to a polygon feature. I am not ...
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Creating spatial bookmarks from existing layer using QGIS?

I have a layer with counties. I would like to import the bounding box of each county as a spatial bookmark and name it accordingly. Is this possible?
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Zooming In and Out using ArcPy with ArcGIS Pro?

I have code that zooms a layout to a bookmark and then exports that layout to PDF. This step helps me produce maps on a large scale because I have about 40 bookmarks. However, if someone asks me to ...
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Creating bookmarked PDF from Mapbook (Python) export script

I regularly use an export script to create multi-page PDFs from Data-Driven-Pages based Map-books. I am able to export and append each individual page to the PDF, and save the PDF in the single-page ...
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How to create Bookmarks in the Print Composer?

I try to find a way to create a bookmarks in the QGIS Print Composer, so when i move the map with the pan option i will quickly return to the wanted frame of the Print Composer. I search in the view ...
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Restoring the exact original situation of a spatial bookmark?

After saving a view with a spatial bookmark, if one later wants to get back to this exact same view, it appears that you have to have the correct height/width ratio in the view panel. Is there a way ...
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What is the file structure of an ArcGIS Place File?

Does anybody know format of .dat file to help with bookmark automation?
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For-Looping through Bookmarks in Python Script tool?

I'm using this script tool, in ModelBuilder for ArcGIS Pro, to set up a map layout, reference a bookmark, and export the layout as a PDF. This model iterates through Urgent Care centers and its ...
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Outputting bookmarks in TXT file from ArcMap using ArcPy

The only output format permitted by the ArcMap bookmark manager (v10.7) is an "ArcGIS place file (*.dat)" which is not entirely human-readable when opened in a text editor. What is the file ...