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ArcGIS Blueprints by Eric Pimpler

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Building the Create Map tool

This section details the construction of a Create Map tool, which will allow the end user to generate and export a map using a predefined layer file containing the symbology and a selected polygon feature class, which in turn will contain a count field (Join_Count) that was created with the Aggregate Crimes tool:

  1. If necessary, open C:\ArcGIS_Blueprint_Python\ch4\SeattleCrimes.mxd in ArcMap.
  2. Switch to the Layout view so that we can build the structure of the map that will be exported.
  3. Build the layout so that it appears similar to what is shown in the following screenshot:
    Building the Create Map tool
  4. Double-click on the Title text element to display ...

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