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Previous blog posts have introduced you to data driven pages and product library but referred to them as separate, standalone tools. In this blog I’d like to show you how to use product library to manage your data driven pages. Now you might be asking why I would want to store my data driven pages in product library. Remember, product library helps you enforce and standardize your map production processes by centrally managing all of your production related information such as business rules, documents, workflows, and spatial information. By storing your data driven pages in product library you can take advantage of product library’s capabilities such as search, history tracking, check-in and check-out capabilities, permissions, and so forth.
In the following steps I’ll walk you through a basic workflow for importing and managing a US State map book in product library.
1. In ArcCatalog, create a new file geodatabase.
2. In ArcMap, add the Production Cartography toolbar and click the Product Library window button.
By Jaynya Richards, Esri Cartographic Researcher
Have you ever wanted to see the contents of some of the Esri Styles so you could plan your symbology, find a particular symbol, or just see what is available to you? Download this PDF document (31 MB) to see all of the symbols that were included in version 9.3 of the software. (This document relates to the styles that are included with the complete install of the 9.3 version of ArcGIS.) The index in the PDF will help you search for specific symbols.
Because of the way that styles were reconfigured in ArcGIS 10, we do not yet have a similar PDF document for version 10 styles. If this becomes available, we will also be sure to post this for you! For now, you will be able to find many of the version 10 symbols in the version 9.3 document.
With the latest release of ArcGIS Explorer we’ve had a few questions about versions. Typically we don’t note version numbers with ArcGIS Explorer, and one reason we don’t is that ArcGIS Explorer’s release schedule differs from other ArcGIS products. We release at more frequent intervals, and if needed we refer to the release by its build number. For example, this latest release is build 1200 (and there is no ArcGIS Explorer 9.3.1).
So how do you figure out if you’re using 1200 or not? First, you can just look at the ribbon. The Home tab includes the new Analysis Gallery, an obvious addition.
But a better way is to look at the build number, which you will find by clicking the Explorer button:
Then choosing ArcGIS Explorer Options:
On the options dialog, click Resources then look for the build information under About ArcGIS Explorer:
How do you know if there is an update? One way is to subscribe to this blog. Another is to stay tuned to news from ESRI. And another is check for yourself. Just click the Check for Updates tab you’ll see at top right in the same location as above.
If you did this using ArcGIS Explorer build 900 you’d get this message:
And you’ll always find the latest version by going to the ArcGIS Explorer Resource Center.
Factoid: Since the first release (build 248) at the end of 2006, we’ve had 12 releases of ArcGIS Explorer.