DS MapBook is a visual basic 6 developer sample for ArcMap which simplifies the generation of map series (e.g. NTS maps). There is a project to enhance and extend the original developer sample hosted at You may find some of the names there familiar 🙂

Arcmapbook is useful for versions 8.3 through 9.3.1. As of v10 the mapbook concept is integrated into the core product under the name Data Driven Pages.

A mapbook series based on irregular, discontinuous polygons:


A strip series with overlapping polygons following a road:


A series based on a regular grid, in this case NTS maps:


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