i want to extract a rectangle corner coordinates of a shape file in python script..please suggest me a solution.
Thanks in advance, Bhavya
A lot depends on what APIs you have installed. Since you haven't tagged this post as 'ArcGIS' or 'ESRI', I assume you are not using ArcPy. Probably the most common Python GIS APIs is OGR. In OGR do this:
This gives the extent of the entire shapefile. To get the extent of individual features you must drill down and get their envelopes.
PS: I should have said that the above code give you the extent as (xMin, xMax, yMin, yMax)
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I'm assuming you have ArcGIS. There is a very good worked example at http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#/Dataset_properties/000v0000002m000000/