The Utility Map Generator provides self-service multi-page mapping with high quality layouts for utility staff. This solution helps to eliminate standard requests to the utility mapping department by allowing users to create their own map books. This helps to streamline processing requiring printed maps, such as leak surveys.
Using the Utility Map Generator, utility staff are able to select a map layout and define a map area. A geoprocessing model is then used to create a multi-page Adobe PDF map book based on the user's request.
Utility Map Generator requires specific technical experience and software.
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When you download Utility Map Generator, you'll find the following in the zip file:
|Maps and GDBs||LayoutTemplates||A folder containing six map layout templates (.mxd).|
|UPDM.gdb||A sample geodatabase with gas network data.|
|GasNetwork.mxd||A map document used to publish the Utility Map Generator geoprocessing service.|
|SelectionPolygon.lyr||A layer file defining the symbology for the interactive drawing tool.|
|Tools||MapGenerationTools.tbx||A toolbox with a tool used to create a map book.|
|PrintMapBook.py||The Python script called by the Select Map Grid Pages geoprocessing model.|
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