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ArcPy and ArcGIS – Geospatial Analysis with Python by Silas Toms

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Chapter 9. More ArcPy.Mapping Techniques

The ability to control map document cartography, while also running geospatial analyses, increases the power and usefulness of ArcPy. The properties and methods of arcpy.mapping can be utilized to manipulate layer objects, map scales and data frame extents, or even to set definition queries. By combining automated geospatial analysis with dynamic map production, scripted mapping systems are made possible. This chapter will cover the following topics:

  • Arcpy.mapping Layer objects
  • Layer object definition queries and extents
  • Arcpy.mapping Data Frame objects
  • Creating dynamically scaled maps

Using arcpy.mapping to control Layer objects

Arcpy.mapping Layer objects are used to control the properties of layers within ...

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