MapBooks are predefined map templates for creating a series of layout pages from a single map document. A feature layer, or index layer, divides the map into sections based on each index feature in the layer and generates one page per index feature. MapBooks are ideal for distributing presentation-quality maps that span multiple geographic areas or regions.

MapBooks illustrate how you can adapt the Map Series report using a Python script to customize the report.

This should only be considered as an example of Python and Business Analyst Reporting capabilities. Unlike a regular Map Series report, the script also captures features from a specified demographic layer that intersects ones from the boundaries layer. For example, a map can be generated for a trade area feature, and a second map image will be created for the first County feature that is intersected by the trade area.

You can edit the Python script that is provided to further enhance the map series tool in Business Analyst to suit your needs.