Case Study: Advanced Map Automation

You may be familiar with data-driven pages in ArcGIS Desktop and using them to export multiple pages to PDF from one layout view to make a map book. In ArcGIS Pro, data-driven pages have been replaced with map series, which also use a single layout to export multiple pages to PDF. This chapter’s case study will see you using ArcPy to take a layout and create, add, and style layers to the layout, along with extracting data from those layers and adding that data as text to the layout. Then, you will export a map to PDF before moving to the next selected block group and completing the process again. Finally, you will merge all the PDFs into a single map book.

In Chapter 7, you learned how to automate map production ...

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