Detect Layout Changes (Aeronautical)


Identifies chart elements that may need updates due to changes to the underlying data that those elements reference. It is used in combination with the Change Reporter tool to give you a clear picture in defining charts that may need maintenance as a result of edits that have occurred to the production database.

While the Change Reporter tool will provide a report of all changes that have occurred to the data within the feature classes and tables used by a map document, sometimes there are elements on a chart that reference data that is not part of that map document. For example, you may want to add a Dynamic Text Element that displays a frequency value from a record in a feature class that is not loaded into that map document and has no cartographic feature for that chart. If a change occurred to that frequency value, Change Reporter would report the change, but this tool would help determine which elements on specific charts were affected by the change.



DetectLayoutChanges_Aeronautical (input_mapids)
ParameterExplanationData Type

List of the instance(s) in which you want to search for changes.


Code Sample

DetectLayoutChanges example (ArcGIS Python window)

The following ArcGIS Python window script demonstrates a use of the DetectLayoutChanges function.

# Import arcpy module
import arcpy

# Load Toolbox
arcpy.ImportToolbox(r'C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Aeronautical Tools.tbx')

# Local variables:
Input_Instances = "Aeronautical::Enroute::Lower::SANFRAN"

# Process: Detect Layout Changes


This tool does not use any geoprocessing environments

Related Topics

Licensing Information

ArcView: No
ArcEditor: No
ArcInfo: Requires Aeronautical Solution