Utility Map Generator

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.

Requirement Description
  • Geoprocessing tools in ArcGIS for Desktop
  • Publishing GIS services
  • Authoring maps
  • Administering groups and organizing content in an ArcGIS organization
  • Configuring ArcGIS configurable application templates
Map authoring
  • ArcMap (Standard or Advanced) 10.2.1, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5
  • Portal for ArcGIS 10.4, 10.5
  • ArcGIS Online
Map Service Hosting
  • ArcGIS Online
  • ArcGIS Enterprise (Standard or Advanced) 10.5
  • ArcGIS for Server (Standard or Advanced) 10.3, 10.4
    • Portal for ArcGIS
  • Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS

What you get

When you download Utility Map Generator, you'll find the following in the zip file:

Directory Item Description
Maps and GDBs LayoutTemplates Folder containing six map layout templates (.mxd).
UPDM.gdb The Utility and Pipeline Data Model geodatabase containing sample gas network data.
GasNetwork.mxd ArcGIS for Desktop map containing sample gas network and the Utility Map Generator tool.
SelectionPolygon.lyr The ArcGIS layer file defining the symbology for the interactive drawing tool.
Tools MapGenerationTools.tbx An ArcGIS Toolbox containing the Select Map Grid Pages geoprocessing model.
PrintMapBook.py The Python script called by the Select Map Grid Pages geoprocessing model.

What's new

Below are the release dates and notes for Utility Map Generator.

Date Description
July 2015
  • The most recent UPDM.gdb
May 2015
  • App updated to Web AppBuilder
  • Name changed to Utility Map Generator (formerly known as Map Book Picker)
December 2014
  • UPDM.gdb added
  • GasDataModel.gdb removed
June 2014
  • Documentation PDFs removed and replaced with Getting Started link
  • GasNetwork.gdb and GasNetwork.mxd removed
  • GasDataModel.gdb, DataDrivenPages.gdb, and GasModel.mxd added
  • Sample Flex application removed
September 2013
  • First release of Map Book Picker

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