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Automation of layout

April 10 2011 | 0 comments
Categories: Publishing

Hi,
I would like to find out if there is a way to script a layout view to produce a pdf/jpeg automatically.
Similar to what matLab or map plot Lib can do (ie shakemap-USGS), where a script is run to generate results and automatically a pdf is created to a certain design.
Thanks.

Mapping Center Answer:

You can use arcpy.mapping module's ExportToPDF function available in ArcGIS 10.0 to export the page layout or data frame of a map document (.mxd) to the Portable Document Format (PDF).

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