Tag: Esri Production Mapping

Make Topographic Grid and Update Map Template Released!

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Have you ever wanted to extend your map automation scripts to include layer masking and clipping without having to open the map document?  With the recent release of Esri Production Mapping 10.2 you can do just that and much more! … Continue reading

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Create Declination Diagram (North Arrow) with Python

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A declination diagram shows the angular relationship between grid, magnetic, and true north using a series of graphic arrows. A previous blog article on declination diagrams with ArcMap discussed what declination diagrams/north arrows are, and the different options for adding … Continue reading

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What are Visual Specifications?

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Visual specifications – what are they and where would I use them, you may ask?  Many of you might have symbology and labeling standards for maintaining consistency in your map products. Visual specifications is a tool available in Esri Production … Continue reading

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Feature-level Metadata

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Esri Production Mapping’s Feature-level Metadata allows for quick population of fields across feature classes that share common attribution such as source, date last modified and by whom, horizontal/vertical accuracy of the feature and so forth.  Auto populating these fields not … Continue reading

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Centralizing Page Layout and Element Management

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Do you have a lot of map elements on your page layout? Are your page layouts large, making it difficult to visually locate and update map elements? If you answered yes to one or both questions, Esri Production Mapping’s Layout … Continue reading

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Efficient Editing with Feature Manager

Production Mapping's Update Attributes vs. Desktop's Attributes

Esri Production Mapping’s Feature Manager shares similar characteristics with the ArcGIS for Desktop Create Features and Attributes windows. However, there is additional functionality that Feature Manager brings to the table that helps you implement more efficient editing workflows. Below, I’ll … Continue reading

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Batch export your product library maps to Production PDF

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The Export Product Library Maps to Production PDF Python script uses Esri Production Mapping’s new Python site package, ArcPyProduction, to combine the capabilities of ArcPy and the geoprocessing functionality of product library. The primary function of this script is to … Continue reading

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How do you maintain and review your representation rules?

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Mapping organizations often create highly detailed maps with many complex symbols. This gives rise to the need to create and maintain symbol specifications. ArcGIS for Desktop provides feature class representations to customize the appearance of features by storing symbol information with … Continue reading

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Task Assistant Template Instructions is now available!

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Esri Production Mapping users – you have used product library and Task Assistant Manager tools separately, but wouldn’t it be great if you could automatically load Task Assistant workflows upon checking out an associated map product? Task Assistant Template Instructions (ArcGIS 10.1) … Continue reading

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Replace Production Mapping Geometric Effects tool released!

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At ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop a number of new geometric effects and properties for feature class representations were introduced. Esri Production Mapping users might recognize several of these, since they have been available in Production Mapping since ArcGIS 10. With … Continue reading

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