Chart Automation (Nautical)
Runs selected chart finishing processes on a chart product. Processes include adding layers to the TOC, generating cartographic limits, creating grids and graticules, converting labels to annotation, and masking annotation.
A description of each process can be found in Chart automation finishing processes.
The selected chart finishing processes can be run on a chart product that was created using the Product Library window, or on a product independent of the product library that was created by importing data into a database with the Chart schema.
The Product Type parameter can be used to choose between running the selected chart finishing processes on a product created with the product library or an independent product. If the tool will be run on an independent product, the Product AOI, Scale, and Product Database properties under the Independent Product category are required.
When running on a product independent of the product library, any layers created will be added to the active data frame.
Exactly one AOI polygon should be selected when working with an independent product.
The group layer added by the Add Layers to TOC process is named Nautical.lyr and is installed with ArcGIS for Maritime:Charting in the following location:
- For 64-bit Windows operating systems—<Install location>\Program Files\ArcGIS\MaritimeCharting\Desktop10.2\Charting\Cartography\Symbology
- For 32-bit Windows operating systems—<Install location>\Program Files(x86)\ArcGIS\MaritimeCharting \Desktop10.2\Charting\Cartography\Symbology
During the Create Grids and Graticules process, if the value for the MAPSCALE attribute is NULL, the scale defined in the COMPILATIONSCALE attribute is used instead.
The output grids are stored in the GRD_Grids feature dataset in the production database and the grid layers are added to the map document under a group layer named Grids.
The selected features in the Generate Cartographic Limits process are converted to polylines and erased where their boundary is coincident with a CoastlineL feature.
During the Convert Labels to Annotation process, if the labels are turned on in the layer’s properties, feature-linked annotation is generated for that layer at the reference scale of the data frame, and the labels for that layer are then turned off.
The output annotation feature classes are stored in the production database and the annotation layers are added to the map document under a group layer named Anno.
The type of chart product:
The finishing processes that can be run on the chart panel or panels.
Option to run the selected chart finishing processes on all chart panels associated with the data frames in the map document or just the chart panel associated with the active data frame.
The polygon layer that contains the area of interest for the product extent. Exactly one feature must be selected in this layer. This is the feature that will be used as the Product AOI.
The scale of the chart product.
The geodatabase that contains the chart data in the Nautical Chart schema.
The following code sample demonstrates how to use the Chart Automation tool with a product created in the product library.
# NOTE: You must have a PL set and run this tool within ArcGIS # tool variables product_type = "Product Library" finishing_processes="Add Layers to TOC;Mask Annotation" chart_panels="ALL_CHART_PANELS" # exec the tool arcpy.ChartAutomation_nautical(product_type, finishing_processes, chart_panels)
The following code sample demonstrates how to use the Chart Automation tool with a product independent of the product library database.
# NOTE: You must run this tool within ArcGIS # NOTE: You must run this tool within ArcGIS # tool variables product_type = "Independent Product" finishing_processes="Add Layers to TOC;Mask Annotation" product_aoi = "AOI" scale = 22000 product_db = r"C:\Data\MyChartProduct.gdb" # exec the tool arcpy.ChartAutomation_nautical(product_type, finishing_processes, Product_AOI=product_aoi, Scale=scale, Product_Database=product_db)