Automated Map Production

The arcpy.mp module is used to work with maps, layers, and layouts within an ArcGIS Pro project. It was introduced with ArcGIS Pro to replace the arcpy.mapping module from ArcMap. The new features of ArcGIS Pro allow for additional functionality in the arcpy.mp module. While the goal is still to assist with map automation, the added functionality allows you more control over symbology settings in map automation. Creating maps that display geospatial analysis is a vital task for the GIS Professional, and the arcpy.mp module allows you to automate and update maps en masse. In this chapter, you will learn about the following:

  • Referencing projects and maps within projects
  • Updating data sources for a layer in a map
  • Adding, ...

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