To group or to do something in a group as opposed to doing it individually

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Bulk load multiple shapefiles into PostGIS

I've got over a hundred data layers in shapefile format that I want to upload into a PostGIS database. They are all in the same projection, but represent different data layers so they do not have the ...
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How to Batch Clip in ArcGIS Desktop 10 using Python/ArcPy?

I've come across a few similar questions for older versions of ArcGIS, but haven't found a suitable answer for ArcGIS 10. I have two polygon shapefiles that cover a large area (e.g. an entire ...
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Batch Georeferencing in ArcMap 10.2

I have about 50 pdf maps that I would like to batch georeference and/or georectify. I've saved one as a jpg and georeferenced it manually and would like to automate the rest which are in the same ...
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How to Batch export MXD to PDF files?

Nico Burgerhart made a fantastic script called "Batch export MXD to PDF" back in 2008. http://arcscripts.esri.com/details.asp?dbid=14872 Any ideas how to implement it in ArcGIS 10? Something ...
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nested iterator, 2 iterations in one model, collect values, cell statistics, batch processing dialogue box

(ArcGIS10, SP2, ArcInfo) Dear all, this is my model, and it works perfectly, but .... I do have a large amount of data to process. The interim output files (from raster calculator, collect value) ...
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Batch convert GeoTIFF's to KMZ files

I have about 600 GeoTIFF map files, each about 140 mb in size that I'd like to convert to KMZ files so people can download them and use them with Garmin GPS units, Google Earth, etc. Anyone know an ...
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How to generate TFW files for a list of images?

I have a few digital images that are not georeferenced. E.g.: Img01.tif Img02.tif ... Img99.tif On the other hand, I have a text file, which contains georeferencing information for these ...
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Batch geocode with multiple services?

I've got a batch of addresses to geocode (on the order of 10,000), I've looked at various services for doing the geocoding, and each service seems to be able to locate a portion between 50% and 90% of ...
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Using Python, Batch Project output won't drop in a feature dataset (ArcGIS 9.3 or 10)

When attempting to batch project in ArcGIS (using either arcpy or arcgisscripting), I cannot get my geoprocessing results to drop into the feature dataset that I specify. The results instead are ...
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Batch Clip in ModelBuilder of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have multiple rasters and feature classes that I want to clip to a study area. I am pretty new to ModelBuilder. I know you can right click the clip tool to batch clip outside of ModelBuilder but ...
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ArcInfo - How to extend batch of lines to another object

Is there any simple tool which allows to extend all lines in .shp to another .shp? To clarify, I do have river.shp and sections.shp on the river. I'd like to produce buffer from river, extend lines ...
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Does Calculate Value (Model Only Tool) work correctly in tools run in Batch?

Am I correct that if my model has a model-only tool (Calculate Value), and then I run the model as a batched process, it will not run the Calculate Value expression? I wrote a model to upload, ...
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How to convert 3D DXF to PostGIS 2.0?

I'm not very skilled on using postgis but I face a problem that I must solve, i.e. create tables to load geographical data stored as dxf. I have a thousand dxf files (3d) with polylines, points and ...
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Looking for good resources for batch files in relation to databases/geodatabases

I hesitated a bit before asking this, as it isn't necessarily a GIS specific question, though I'm using it to update geodatabases. I have found plenty of hits on a Google search, but frankly, many of ...
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How can I print a bunch of Arcmap mxd's all at once?

I have a folder with a dozen Arcmap compositions (.mxd files) I need to print. They're all ready to go, I don't need to do any editing. Do I really have to open up each one, wait to refresh, and press ...
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How to calculate X and Y projected coordinate in batch processing

I have more than 1000 shape files (all are point features). They were initially in WGS 84. I projected them in UTM. Then through batch processing I added X, Y fields in each table. But all the X, Y ...
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Is there a way to handle file names with spaces in ogr2ogr?

I'm trying to convert .shp files to .kml files. I used a batch file to find all .shp files in a directory and its sub-directories and convert them to .kml. Some converted and some gave me the error ...
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Best way to get Convex Hull/Boundary of millions of points

I've been trying to do some point analysis on some xyz data, I'm at the point where I've decided it is best to produce a boundary of my xyz files and put this with the metadata for each survey. Now ...
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Need to Quickly Add Multiple Layers From Multiple Folders To QGIS Project

I have downloaded several imagery Zip files (content of each is jp2, jpg, jpw, xml, htm, and .dbf, .prj, .sbn, .sbx, .shp, .shx) and would like to quickly add this imagery to my working project in ...
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Using Batch Project Script to read from a text file as Input

I was wondering how I would modify the code of the Batch Project script shown below, to read from a text file of shapefile names as input. A sample of the textfile is shown under the code: #Import ...
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Batch Processing 400 MODIS HDF4 Files Using Several Tools In ArcGIS 10

This is my first post, I hope I don't screw it up. We have about 400 MODIS HDF4 files we are looking to batch process in the ArcGIS 10 or Python environment. The tools we are looking to use are ...
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How to create multiple QGIS layers from multiple text files?

I have a few hundred txt files (each representing a line of a river bed profile) that I need to load as (point-) layers in QGIS. Partial example: 4504764.8331;5374251.3024;397.8871;2 ...
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How do I rename Shapefiles in QGIS?

I have a huge list of layers in a project that are named in a foreign language. I want to translate and add the English title to the name. When I right click on a layer and choose Properties -> ...
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ArcGIS 10.0/10.1 - arcpy - automate projection tool with different datum or projection

I am getting stuck with a task that is slightly different from the posts I found so far on this same website. Assumption: all layers have a defined coordinate system Problem: I would like to ...
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Batch clip feature class to preserve area field

I have a large land cover map in a geodatabase, that I want to batch clip by defined catchments (about 63 polygons). The output files are named based on a field in the "clipper" (sys.argv[2]) called ...
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Python output for batch “FeatureToRaster” in ArcPy

I am trying to batch process the conversion of shapefiles to rasters. I am stuck on how to specify the name for each output raster file. Part of the trick is that my input shapefiles are the names of ...
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Is it possible to batch clip rasters in Quantum GIS?

I have been able to batch clip rasters in one directory using python in ArcGIS. However, I am not sure how to do the same in Quantum using the python console. Is this possible? If there are different ...
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ArcGIS GUI Batch Commands: How to set directory?

I have a question which has been bothering me for ages. When I do a batch command in ArcGIS e.g. Projection transformation the batch dialog has a field for the "new file name". The default Directory ...
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Batch merging shapefiles from different folders, different subfolders

I tried some of the scripts I found but none worked so far. What I am trying to do is batch merging hundreds, maybe thousands of shapefiles from different folders/sub-folders into a single shp or ...
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How to batch run an FME workspace on a feature basis?

Not sure about the title of my question... My point is to run an entire workspace for each feature contained in a reader. In python this would look like: for s in bus_stops: run_workspace(s) ...
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Batch conversion of Shapefiles to Topojson

Can i convert more than one shapefile .shp to topojson. Can this be performed using batch processing? I can convert shape file to topojson one by one but i have about 6000 files and i don't want to ...
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Directing output to a mirrored file tree. ArcGIS, Python

I am attempting to modify the Batch Project script to: a) read from a text file of file names located on our server b) build a mirror of the paths to those files on my local machine c) output to my ...
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Export several files at the same time in QGIS

I have a lot of .TAB files open in QGIS and I want to save them to .SHP so I can work with them in ArcMap. Is there a way to save/export all these files at the same time or do I really have to "save ...
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Using ogrinfo to list all projection source of a database [closed]

I have to reproject all the layers from a database, but some of them are undefined and some are defined in a wrong projection. I would like to sort all those layers in a text file with their source ...
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how to remove underscore from filename in directory using modelbuilder

Does anyone have a script I can use in modelbuilder that will?: parse an "_" from a filename usable in modelbuilder with an inline variable (%name%) and Feature class iterator transfer or copy the ...
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Batch intersect from a text file using Python (ArcGIS)

I am attempting to modify my code below which reads from a text file of shapefiles and executes an intersect and outputs them to a user specified location: import arcpy, sys, os from arcpy import env ...
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Batch add column to layers and add layer prefix in PyQGIS

I have a number of layers each with a prefix like A_ B_ and so forth. I'd like to: Add a column (text) called DENSITY to each shp Add the prefix letter from the layer name to each row in the ...
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How do I batch export maps for sub regions of a dataset with qgis?

I have a national level dataset consisting of polygons, polylines, points and rasters. I would like to export a map for every sub region (border defined by a polygon shapefile). Is there a simple way ...
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Batch reproject .tif and .shp

I need help changing this code to do: 1) Within a specified directory, reproject all .tif and/or .shp files to: NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_16N without needing to input what the old projection is. 2) If ...
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Can I batch import attribute tables into existing excel spreadsheets

I am using arcGIS 10.2 and I need to import the attribute tables of 100 layers into existing excel spreadsheets which will make graphs based on the values in the attribute tables. Doing this ...
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Optimize PDF using Python [closed]

Is there a way to optimize a PDF using Python? I am exporting hundreds of .mxds - that works fine with a loop. But the file size of each is large. Right now my option is to manually open each and ...
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Batch tool to identify coordinate system in dwg files

I am trying to ingest 1000's of DWG files into ArcGis. Some of them are clearly georeferenced (that is, if I view them in ArcMap I can see that there are in the right place relative to my other GIS ...
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Batch convert OSM/PBF data

I need to import some OSM data about a region of Italy into a SHP file or Postgres DB, possibly with batch process. I already use OGR2OGR to batch import data from SHP to Oracle and Postgres and I ...
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MODIS Level 1B batch process

I am a new MODIS Level 1B user. I have been using the MODIS Swath tool to process my images. However, I have over 1000 images to process. I was wondering if there a script available in IDL or R (very ...
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Batch fix overlap errors

I have a feature class with about 250,000 contiguous polygons. ArcEditor turns up around 9,000 overlap errors when I validate the topology. I want to merge each of these errors into one of the ...
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Converting xyz batch to ESRI grid format using XYZ2GRID 2.1 - batch problems

I am trying to use Min-Lang Huang's XYZ2GRID2.1-Batch program downloaded from ArcScripts and I keep getting the error C:\users\public...........xyz Error-Object required Does anyone know what the ...
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Batch Envi read and write to tif

Is there a way to batch read in ENVI standard image files (they have associated headers) and export them to a GeoTiff ? I have a folder of ~500 images
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Why were Series variables of ModelBuilder removed at ArcGIS 10.0?

I've read a number of posts regarding the sequential batch processing of a model in ArcGIS. In particular this one, because I'm having the exact same issue. Recently, I found an old 9.3 help page ...
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FME BATCH: How to create a “LOG” in a specific file output

I created a Batch that looks like this : > FOR %%D in ( Paris Pas-de-Calais Pyrenees-Atlantiques Pyrenees-Orientales) DO ( > fme.exe jointure_cana_region_dep.fmw > ...
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Batch Mode Routing for Fastest Route Distance

I would like to run a batch process to derive the total driving distance between points, for a largish set of point-pairs. e.g. I would have data something like: Start_ID Start_Lat Start_Long ...