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MapBook/Data Driven Pages

January 28 2011 | 2 comments
Categories: ArcGIS 10, ArcGIS Methods

In 9.3 when the map pages of Map book were created, a list of each page was displayed in the tree. One could see the entire list and click on a specific page and see that specific page displayed within the Map Book.

In Arc10, there is no tree listing and in the drop down menu within the Data Driven Tool Bar, there is no listing of the individual pages.

I have over 130 interchanges to place in Data Driven Pages. Is there any way to display all of the individual pages so one can zoom to the selected page that is needed?

Mapping Center Answer:

You are correct there is no tree listing incorporated in the Data Driven Pages. That sort of functionality is on our enhancement list. However, if you know the name of the page and type that into the pull down on the Data Driven Pages toolbar it will jump to that page. Another option may be to create an index. This blog points to a python script on the resource center that shows how you can make an idex.

Missing Map Book Series posted by Aislinn Campbell on Feb 3 2011 7:53AM
I also miss the ability to shade tiles that are out side of the map area. I make county tax maps and it is difficult to determine map boundaries when there are insert maps in the area. I hope more of the functionalities of map book series will be incorperated into DDP in the near future.
This is possible posted by Aileen Buckley on Feb 3 2011 1:45PM
You can do this. There are two ways, one by excluding layers in the clip to shape option for the data frame (, and the other is by adding the index layer again, giving it a background shade and then using the new dynamic page definition queries to exclude the map area (

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