shrug-l: Map Book or Map Sheet Production Utility

David Carson CarsonD at HillsboroughCounty.ORG
Wed Jul 12 14:07:51 EDT 2006

We have used DS Map Book regularly for several years with good results.
The only problem was it would not do batch exports with the file name
format the way we needed. I eventually wrote a small VB script to rename
them afterward.

David L. Carson, Jr.
Senior GIS Analyst
Hillsborough County Water Resource Services
925 E. Twiggs St.
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 272-5977 x43386
Fax: (813) 272-6254
CarsonD at

>>> "mgarriga" <mgarriga at> 7/12/2006 12:00 PM >>>
I need to generate hundreds of maps using ArcGIS.  The bounding
for each map exists as a polygon in an index grid layer.


ESRI has two downloadable, non-supported utilities:  One is called the
Map Book" and the other is called the "Map Sheet Production Utility". 
addition, there are other scripts/extensions developed by the user
and available as ArcScripts on the ESRI web site.


If anyone has used one of these utilities for automating map
please let me know what you think of it.  In particular, I would like
better understand the strengths and differences between the Map Book
and Map
Sheet Production utilities.


If you have information on these utilities, please reply to me and I
summarize to the list.


Thank you,


Miguel Garriga


cel 321-279-6019


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