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ArcGIS for Desktop Cookbook

By : Daniela C Docan
Book Image

ArcGIS for Desktop Cookbook

By: Daniela C Docan

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (18 chapters)
ArcGIS for Desktop Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Creating an atlas of maps

An atlas of maps is a collection of maps. Those collections of maps use spatial dataset series and other additional information. In accordance with INSPIRE Metadata Implementing Rules Technical Guidelines, a series is a collection of related datasets that share the same product specification.

The Data Driven Pages function allows you to generate a series of maps starting from a map layout and an index layer. An index layer is used to specify the dimension and the number of pages from the map book. Each feature from the index generates one output map. You can use a regular grid, a strip map that follows a linear feature, or any feature layer from the data frame as an index layer.

The general steps in generating a series of map pages are:

  1. Creating a map layout.

  2. Creating Grid Index Features.

  3. Setting up the Data Driven Pages function.

  4. Exporting the pages in PDF format.

When the Data Driven Pages function is enabled in your map layout, there will be a new tab in the Export...