One very useful function of ArcGIS is the creation of hyperlinks. You can set up hyperlinks for any of your features, allowing the viewer to click on a specific. Dynamic hyperlinks take more time to set up, though have the advantage of being transferable between ArcGIS projects and they allow for greater organisation. Yesterday, I set up a kml with hyperlinks to local pdf’s via a relative link. I can’t show what I was working on but I’ve recreated it with some public data. In arcmap .

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The situation is one of my workers was linking polygons to pdfs with Dynamic Hyperlink because each polygon had several pdfs that needed to be link. Instead, I chose the ‘Document’ option; and then entered ” When you check the second box a warning will appear, press enable. Sign up using Email and Password.

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You can use ArcMap settings to set the color for displaying hyperlink features using the following steps:. The hyperlink to the same document and page in Srcmap would look like this:.

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Check When the Hyperlink tool is selected, highlight features containing clickable content. Please try again in armap few minutes. This article explains hyperlinks in detail, and all the options you have for managing them. The hyperlink target you specify is associated with the identified feature. Sometimes, you may want to give a map that contains hyperlinks to someone who does not have access to your network resources. Keep in mind that relative links that contain spaces can be problematic and that the relative link style will not work with the raw kmz output from arcmap, at least not for this workflow.


Environment variables must be set on the computer prior to utilizing them for hyperlinks. Hyperlinks allow you to access documents or web pages related to features. However, since you are using dynamic hyperlinks, these are all stored in the layer. Is there a nyperlinks to reconnect the Hyperlink in a Dynamic Hyperlink?

Is This Content Helpful? With the proper formatting in the attribute tables of the GIS data, the hyperlinks carry over into the final product and allow my client to see the boundaries of certain maps and data and open the corresponding maps very quickly. Anyway, replace paths to network folders, keeping hyperlinkw name. Overriding the default makes it easier to work with long paths and URLs.

How To: Add hyperlinks to files that could be located in several subfolders

To manage the dynamic hyperlinks, hyperinks the identify tool, identify the layer, right click on the feature in the identify box, select ‘manage hyperlinks’. To summarize the solution, I’m not using the ‘Script’ option on the ‘Display’ tab in the ‘Hyperlinks’ section. Apparently, I wasn’t implementing the “. I can check it out if you zip it up and send it my way. I have a workflow that includes arccmap grouped layers in a master mxd.

Stack Overflow works best with JavaScript enabled. You can specify any number of dynamic hyperlinks for any feature. There is one Hyperlink Base property for the map document. Post as a guest Name. Many clients are asking for more spatial data in GE right now. As part of a map’s properties, you can specify a hyperlink base, which is the base path, or URL, used for field-based hyperlinks to documents or URLs. Since each software package such as Microsoft Word, Hyperlinls Excel, Adobe Reader, and so on has unique commands, consult the documentation for the software package used to open arcmsp document for the parameters and syntax available to it.

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I am trying to use ArcMap’s built-in Hyperlink Script function to enable the user hyperlijks open a document linked to a map feature using relative paths. Just as you can save the map with relative paths to the data, you can also specify hyperlinks that refer to a location relative to the map. I needed to do this because my client is not GIS savvy and prefers to see spatial data in google earth. This link can be an absolute arcjap as well, or a url, just replace the path within the single quotes with an absolute path pro tip — this can be a network location or valid url.


Under Hyperlinks, select the ‘Support Hyperlinks using field’ checkbox, click the ‘Script’ radio button and click Edit. With dynamic hyperlinks, you do not use an attribute field to supply the hyperlink targets. But, by overriding the default, you can specify most of the URL as the base— http: The worker used his local drive and I trying to setup the link through our network so other workers can view the link pdfs.

June hyperlinkd, One step further: Jill December 1, This is an example of one of my hyperlinks: As felix said, you could just do a simple replace operation on the field. Request Case Start Chat. Here, you can add and remove dynamic hyperlinks for this feature.

They can just contain the name of the file. I was not able to edit the hyperlinks once they were created. The tool is called layer to kml, but it only exports kmz, go figure. If you had defined the hyperlinks in a field, it would be easier to fix. The code that I have so far works only if the remote site uses the W: Even if the output kmz was saved to the same directory as the pdf folder at this point, the hyperlinks would not work. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.