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Using Data Driven Pages

data driven pagesThanks to Douglas Morales from Public Health who did a great presentation on Data Driven Pages, and how they were used to show the locations of photographs of fish warning signs.  The presentation shows two valuable toolsets:

  1. The Geotagged Photos to Points Tool (I didn’t know this one) which converts geotagged photos into a feature dataset (click here for more information).
  2. Creating Data Driven Pages (click here for more information)

Check out the presentation here: eGIS_DataDrivenPages_05142013

We had a nice follow-on discussion where Tom Weisenberger showed how you can link a definition query to the data driven pages to highlight only those features that are being currently mapped.  This could be used to develop maps based upon changing attributes rather than on changing locations.

On another note – I happened to see a very nice presentation at the ESRI conference about a government agency that used data driven pages to automate the creation of letters, not maps – for public announcment.  This is a powerful additional use for many of the notifications that governments make – in this case you could use data driven pages for project notifications that include maps, etc.

We also discussed the capability that Pictometry is developing to do something similar for oblique imagery – which will be a powerful new addition to the tools that make oblique imagery useful

 

 

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