Automated Map Book Production Workflow: Using ArcGIS and Python Programming
Authors: Jung Seo, Tom Vo, Frank Wen
SCAG developed the Data/Map Books for 197 local jurisdictions in southern California region, in preparation for its long-range transportation plan development. The Data/Map Book consists of a series of maps depicting land use, resource area and geographic boundary of each local jurisdiction. To automate map production and regional database processing, SCAG staff developed an automated workflow using ArcGIS and Python scripting, which offers benefits in time and cost savings and higher quality.