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Automated editing of the index layer for Mapbook DS

April 07 2011 | 1 comment
Categories: Data Driven Pages

Is it possible to come up with an automated way of updating the index layer for Mapbook DS in response to changes in the feature classes (polygons) that make up the extent of the index?

Mapping Center Answer:

We've added functionality to ArcGIS 10 called Data Driven Pages--this will do what the uncustomized ArcMapBook/DSMapBook samples did and more.  And you will also be able to customize that experience using the new Python libraries in ArcGIS 10.  You should be able to do wht you want with the new Data Driven Pages functionality.

Blog entry about migration from DSMapBook to DDP posted by Aileen Buckley on Apr 7 2011 8:43PM
Also wanted to point out that there is a blog entry on how to migrate your DSMapBooks to Data Driven Pages:

http://blogs.esri.com/dev/blogs/arcgisdesktop/archive/2010/12/29/migrating-dsmapbooks-to-data-driven-pages.aspx

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