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What is GDAL equivalent to ArcGIS Lookup (Spatial Analyst) tool?

I use the Lookup (Spatial Analyst) tool to create several raster layers from a combined raster layer. I know ArcPy can do the same thing. However, I would like to know whether GDAL (or another ...
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What are resources to learn ArcGIS for someone who already knew Python [closed]

I know that there are several resources recommendation questions, however, they are all from GIS people trying to learn Python (for example, here). My situation is the opposite: I have worked ...
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How to use Fields in the Field Calculator? [duplicate]

I'm using the Field Calculator in ArcMap and I need to create a unique ID for every storm drain in my county. An ID Should look something like this: 16-I-003 The first number is the municipal number ...
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How to export a set of layers into multiple PDF(orAI)files, one layer at a time?

I am completely NEW to PYTHON(only took a 3-hr entry course in ESRI tutorial. I have a dataset contains files named as "1_A, 1_B, 1_C....12_A,12_B, 12_c,....200_A, 200_B, 200_C..etc." I need to export ...
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Adding field to table without path to table (python) [closed]

I want to add a field to my table in the FieldCalculator. import arcpy arcpy.AddField_management("veg8", "test", "TEXT") An error message occured doing this and I figured out that I need to set a ...
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XYZ Clustering in Python and numpy arrays

I am looking for a method of clustering XYZ data in Python that works on numpy arrays. I know of a few sources, such as clusterpy and Pysal but have had little success with them as they seem to still ...
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PyQt QTableWidget for QGIS python plugin: infinite loop issue

I'm using PyQt4 and Python 2.7 to develop a plugin for QGIS 2. I have QTableWidgets used to display/compare existing information in the database with newly entered information pertaining to the same ...
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Arcpy: List to point feature class

I have a list of lists that contains: [vala, valb, valc, vald, (pntx, pnty)] [vala, valb, valc, vald, (pntx, pnty)] [vala, valb, valc, vald, (pntx, pnty)] I also have a list of the field names that ...
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Getting error after trying to harvest from geoserver into pycsw

I'm using osgeo live to test the pycsw functionality. I need to harvest metadata from an existing Geoserver service (previously configure for this task). I'm quite new with CSW and I'm not sure if my ...
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Conditional Calculate Field Many to One

Anyone have experience calculating a field based on a many to one scenario? I have a feature class in a geodatabase with a field of unique names. Feature Class Table (let's call this ...
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Set parameter of field from number to string with python

since I realised python is a very useful tool in ArcMap I dont want to do any workarounds anymore. I have a field with is numeric, but I want to perform this calculation in the field calculator on it ...
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Possible to run “Merge shapefiles to one” algorithm from Python script?

Developing a python script in QGIS 2.2, I can run algorithms from the Processing plugin fine such as those from QGIS geoalgorithms and SAGA. Can you do the same for the algorithm "Merge shapefiles to ...
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Map project a raster having separate latitude and longitude raster bands

I have a satellite image where one of the channels is a raster having the longitude values, another channel a raster containing the latitude values. What would be the best way for map projecting such ...
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Is there a way to use ArcPy module in the python shell that is not with ArcGIS?

I have ArcGIS 10.2 installed on my machine. When ArcGIS was installed, python 2.7.3(32 bits) was also installed. I need python 2.7.5 64bits for some gdal functions. So I installed python 2.7.5 64bits ...
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Merging many to one data rows in arcpy [duplicate]

The dataset 'left_right_merge' at the bottom of my screen shot shows the dataset that I'm currently working with. The NODE values indicate a single point feature, but is duplicated with many ...
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Finding coordinate pair at any given distance along calibrated route?

Goal: given a route as a set of ordered coordinates, measure the overall distance of the route and be able to access the coordinate pair at any given distance along the route. Application: I'm ...
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csv to shp python and formating a row

I´m doing a script to convert csv to shp, but I want to format one of the columns. It´s a string then I´d like to format like this a[8:10]+' / '+a[11:16]+' UTC' being a the value in the column. ...
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How to find the minimum number of inspection points?

I am working on a pipeline inspection project and there is a high liklihood that some inspection tool deployment/retrival station will need to be installed on the pipe network. the problem is ...
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Using pyshp to merge two shapefiles

I am trying to find a fast way to merge two shapefiles and i ran over pyshp which apparently could do the job. However looks like this is not working for me because i receive the following error ...
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Any clue how to read a .style (ArcGIS) file in Python, for converting into another platform-specific format? [duplicate]

The problem I am face with is that I have all my data as shapefiles but my organization works with only 1 ArcGIS license. Migrating to QGIS to prominent amount of work, I need to convert my ArcGIS ...
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Setting symbol descriptions of ArcMap layout legends from table?

ArcMap has the ability to show an extended description for each item in the symbol list. How can I populate that property from a table? The goal is to avoid having to edit each symbol one by one in ...
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More Efficient Spatial join in Python without QGIS, ArcGIS, PostGIS, etc

I'm attempting to do a spatial join much like the example here: Is there a python option to "join attributes by location"?. However, that approach seems really inefficient / slow. Even ...
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How to keep all the unique columns of the shapefiles after merge?

Writing a script where the user is asked to select a directory which contains Folder_1 and Folder_2, both containing shapefiles and run various algorithms. The basic logical process of the script is: ...
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Calculate tree cover over certain area from raster data

Last year Hansen et al. published Global Forest Change map as set of raster data available in TIFF format. Basically those are 30-meters resolution satellite images with pixel values ranging from 0 ...
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Save map canvas as image with drawings

Is there any way to save the map canvas as an image, with the drawings on map? I draw a line on map, and saved it as image, but only the map saved(without line). I used the following code.. ...
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Creating a Simple Join Script in Python

I'm trying to create a simple join script in python from an arcgis model, where the only steps are joining a map to a table to produce a map with the table's properties. The attributes joined ...
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Zoom option error on gdal_tiler.py

I'm using the tiler-tools library from: https://code.google.com/p/tilers-tools/wiki/QuickStart And specifically this command: ./gdal_tiler.py --zoom=9-15 my_map.vrt To generate tiles. When I use ...
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How to display image on the Graphics View widget in QGIS

The idea is to create a plugin in QGIS in which on mouse clicking of the layer show up a popup with Graphics View widget on it. I found this pure code: self.scene = QtGui.QGraphicsScene() ...
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Calculating distances between points two feature datasets

I will do my best to explain my problem. I have two feature datasets. One set has about 100 points that are "city centers." The other dataset has points for each census tract in each of these 100 ...
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Replacement for ArcScripts

Does an equivalent of ArcScripts exist? I know of the the ArcGIS resource center and "Code Galleries" but does something that equates to ArcScripts where users share useful ArcGIS code exist? The new ...
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Is there a way to use gdal functions from OSGeo4W out of their shell?

I would like to use some gdal functions from OSGeo4W (gdal2xyz, and gdal_merge) for my work. I can use them in the OsGeo4W shell provided after installing the package. But I want to use them in ...
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IOError trying to change PICTURE_ELEMENT sourceImage

I recently ran into this issue after I published a Geoprocessing Task to a production server. It appears to be the same problem discussed in this question, but there is no answer posted there yet. ...
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Creating a python script to import an excel spreadsheet, create shapefile and do some analysis [closed]

I am trying to write a script that does the following. Imports an xls file containing x, y, and other columns with data. I want to make this into a point shape file. I want to take that point ...
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How to do supervised image classification in saga with the help of R script or Python script

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and want to do image classification in SAGA. SAGA has numerous classification algorithms which is not present in GRASS and QGIS. I am new to SAGA, but more accustomed to work ...
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Generating Custom Map image using Python with small installation footprint? [duplicate]

As a part of reporting requirements there is a need to generate region maps. These highlight various regions (countries or states/provinces) with different colors (or shades of a color) depending on ...
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How to show attribute table in the form

Is there any way to show the attribute table of a layer in a QtextBrowser or a QtableView on form? I did this but,(shows attribute table in a separate dialog) I have no idea, how to show it in my ...
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Creating records in output shapefile using Python

I have a list (output from a previous loop) containing attributes from an input shapefile. What I am stuck with is inputting those attributes to a new shapefile. I have plotted the point data using ...
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How to find the id of the last added feature using pyQGIS?

Is it possible to programmatically (in python) access the attribute info of the last added feature in QGIS 2.0 before edits are saved? I'm failing to find a way to get the ID and subsequently other ...
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Using Z and M feature geometry to create line graph in ArcPy/Python?

I am a Python (v2.6.5) noob trying to plot a series of 3D polylines into graphs. So far I've come up with: # Import system modules import arcpy, os, sys, string from arcpy import env ...
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Correctly drawing wrapping circles using Basemap

I've been using the functions from here to draw circles on maps using Matplotlib Basemap. This works well, but breaks badly at the map edges: I'm wondering whether there's a general approach for ...
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Copy queried attributes of a shapefile to a new shapefile [duplicate]

I have a polyline-shapefile, which I have successfully read into python using pyshp module. My problem is to save the 2nd node of every line feature into a separate, single point file. I have ...
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QGIS custom action and button toggle

I've added a custom toolbar with some buttons to my QGIS 2 plugin. I'm wondering how to get the button toggled (pushed in-looking effect) using Python. I've gotten this to work for existing buttons ...
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Updating records based on value in another field using arcpy.da.UpdateCursor?

I am trying to write file names and paths to two separate fields in a feature class, and the value for each record is dependent on finding a match in a list. When I run my code it writes the same ...
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Efficient way to use a CSV to Define a Feature Class

I was provided an Excel Spreadsheet which had the definitions of fields for a feature class. There were several worksheets in the file, each containing field definitions for different feature ...
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Fix Black Border in Python Batch Raster Conversion

I have a Raster image like this as you can see the road are not connected between 2 raster (up and down) its because the scanned raster use different projection (dgn utm 50s) than my data frame (utm ...
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How to change the value of an attribute using QgsFeature in PyQGIS?

I would like to update one attribute of a feature. However, I don't know to update it using the feature object. I have to use data provider to update it. layers = ...
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PtDistWithin() with Geometry from query

I'm trying to run two Spatialite queries in Python — the first one picks a single point from a table, and the second tries to find all points that are within a given distance of it. So my queries look ...
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How to turn WKBtype integer into text for memory layer creation in QGIS

I'm creating a memory layer in QGis python and I need to match the geometry of the memory layer that I am building to the geometry of another layer. After some investigation it seems to me that, as ...
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Create Feature Class From XY Table Using Python

I have some txt files that are basically attribute tables (object ID, latitude, longitude, area). In ArcMaps, I have been converting these files into feature classes and saving them in a geodatabase ...
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How to use python to set a variable to a value from a vector attribute table for GRASS

I'm adding to a python script for GRASS v.transects.py. I want to set a variable to equal a value from a field in the vector's attribute table using a for loop to cycle through each row. This is one ...