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Can I Dynamically Update Symbol Ranges?

Background: I'm currently trying to dynamically change the ranges for a layer with new style graduated symbology. Problem: I thought it may be as simple as updating the ranges for the existing ...
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Mapping x, y pixel coordinates to latitude and longitudes on the WGS84 datum

Apologies in advance for the long question, I am fairly confused at this point and I figure if I show my thought process any flaws early on in the piece can be more easily pointed out. I have a grid ...
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Updating polygon geometry: deleting inner rings with python

I've searched, but can't find clear explanations how can I simply delete inner rings from existing polygons with python or extract outter rings and overwrite the geometry. Seems GDAL/OGR should be the ...
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How to split geometry collection into its items using Python and QGIS API?

I'm getting some geometries via intersecting lines by polygons (somewhat blindly - I don't really know if intersection exists and actually I don't need to know) using python and QGIS API: ...
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Using osgeo modules in ArcGIS10.1 and QGIS 1.8 python shells

This is related to an old question of mine - Issues with osgeo - qgis.core and arcpy modules Now in new versions of all the software QGIS Lisboa (1.8), ArcGIS 10.1 and pyScripter 2.5.3. They all use ...
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How to write XML attributes from feature with ArcView license?

I need to generate xml of attribute data of a feature, but I have only Arcview license so, I can't use Export XML tool. What are my options? What is wrong with this code (after applying search ...
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Simple script in ArcPy to analyze building proximity to restaurants

I am trying to make a script that will go through buildings in a shapefile row-by-row and do a count of points within .25, .5,...1 mile of it. The other points are restaurants. import arcpy ...
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How to manipulate OpenStreetMap schema to be useful in ArcGIS applications?

I have a shapefile of OSM data. I plan to use the data for an ArcEngine application, and I was wondering if there are any existing solutions to getting the data's schema into your typical GIS format. ...
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Creating a model to run a complex query

I'm just a rookie when it comes to creating models in ArcGIS. I have two shapefiles from which I need to calculate an AVG and a MAX erosion rate for individual properties. The two shapefiles are: ...
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How to create new layer within a DXF file?

Using OGR in Python, I'd like to create some geometries within a DXF file, but not in the "0" layer, but in new ones. I tried with: import ogr, os, osr, sys ds = ...
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Add AutoCAD .dwg annotation file to Arcmap using python (Same as +ADD Data button)

I would like to add an AutoCad .dwg file to Arcmap using python the same way that the +ADD Data button does. I can add an Annotation layer with python but only as a feature layer not as an annotation ...
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How to include mapnik lib in python 2.7

I am using python 2.7 now in want mapnik to be included in python. I have use exe file to include other library file like GDAL, and other. But for Mapnik can any one suggest me any exe like that so it ...
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Generate a global view Image of where a Lat-Long location is

I would like to automatically generate an image which highlights a location from a global view. Here is an example of what I would like to achieve: I am debating using python utilities such as ...
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Any reason NOT to convert to a single projection when loading GIS data?

I have been given the task of: Loading a list of properties with lat/long coordinates into a SQL Server 2008 database. Loading points and areas (polygons) of interest from a variety of shapefiles ...
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How to use SQLite db with QGIS plugin?

Hi I would like to use SQLite for storing some information in my plugin for QGIS. I have a problem: if I put the db let say test.db among the resources as file, after compilied the resorce.qrc file, ...
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How to add Real Attributes to Shapefile using pyqgis?

I created the Qmarxan plugin using the fTools plugin as an example base. When I create a new shapefile using the QgsVectorFileWriter function I don't have any difficulty specifying a "Real" field with ...
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Removing duplicate features in PyQGIS

I'm trying to remove duplicate features from PyQGIS. Manually I can do it by using "Edit -> Merge Selected Features" and then "Multipart to Singlepart" from fTools in QGIS, but can this functionality ...
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How do I change a raster's geotransform with GDAL?

I'm trying to use GDAL to set the geotransform of a new raster that I've created by following the steps outlined in the GDAL API Tutorial. # create the new dataset driver = ...
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clipped data not going into the folder

I created a model in python that clips and converts different data sets into DWG based on the the grid number. I will like the DWG data (Output) to go into the folder I created as part of the ...
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How to save and reload legend settings using Python?

Maybe you can help me with maybe a strange question. I know how to change settings of a legend individually by arcpy (like: Patch, Title, Items, Columns, Frame, Element Size&Position, etc.), but ...
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QGIS 1.7.3 and pyqt4 version mismatch

I installed QGIS 1.7.3 using OSGeo4W installer.I have python 2.7 and pyqt4-py2.7 installed on my system.My system paths are: ...
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The minimum bounding circle of geometry that crosses the 180th meridian

Background: I've been given a task where I have to calculate the minimum bounding circle of Alaska (for the purpose of running a Roeck test). I'm using the Census' state level geometries available ...
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how to calculate RMS 2D and RMS 1D, using python?

I would like to calculate: RMS 2D: standard deviation for the two coordinates of flat (67% confidence level) and RMS 1D: standard deviation for height (67% confidence level) What is the formula and ...
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OWSLib vs shp2img output of MapServer Layer

I'm working on a map layout engine using Python and ReportLab and have come across a problem and was wondering if anyone can give me some insight. Scenerio: I'm trying to generate an image using ...
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IZ.InterpolateZsBetween, how to use it for multiple parts in polyline

I want to interpolate Z values for the vertexes in the polyline. Shape file contains few polylines. Polylines do have certain vertexes with correct Z value, others do not have Z value (set to ie. 0). ...
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How can I remove WMS layers from mxds using arcpy?

I'm trying to remove WMS layers from an mxd using arcpy. I can successfully remove "MapServer" type services using the below code, but not WMS? Here is an example mxd (zipped) with two different WMS ...
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Issue with Mosaic to New Raster tool

I am having a major issue with the Mosaic to New Raster tool when importing ASC files. It processes the first few files but not all of them. I thought it was a space issue and tried to split the input ...
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Using a geodjango PointField with geography=True, my distance calculations are wrong

Here's my model: class ExchangeArea(models.Model): """ An Exchange Service Area, calculated from a phone exchange and surrounding census tracts. """ coordinates = ...
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Limits to processing files from a list of rasters

I have written a script which selects all files that are within or subset by an area of interest polygon. This works fine but when the file list it's working has more than 150 records it stops ...
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ArcGIS 10 SP2 issue with AggregatePoints

Esri persuaded us to upgrade to SP2 and now we cannot use the code we have, as it doesn't work. According to the download material, NIM063853 is when AggregatePoints doesn't create the derived ...
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Enumeration Problem with Eclipse and ArcGis 9.3

i'm recently using Python for my Processing work that I do with ArcGis 9.3. I figured out, that using Eclipse (with PyDev) could be helpfull for debugging purpose. The geoprocessor is starting as ...
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How can you make RasterToASCII_conversion observe environment setting output cell size?

I have two rasters (an ESRI grid and an IMAGINE image) that differ in projection, extent and cell size. I want to convert the IMAGINE to an ASCII, and want it to have the extent, cell size and ...
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Create a Python script to merge broken polylines from a microstation CAD file in ArcGis

I have tried using the dissolve tool with unsplit_lines option but it does not merge the lines... maybe there is a step I am missing?
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Export from SDE to SHP in ArcGIS 9.3.1 - problem: not exporting all fields

I'm exporting a layer from SDE to SHP by python script, and I'm doing it in 2 phases: the first includes select by location (for picking the relevant features) and the second phase includes the Select ...
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Efficiently generate Voronoi layers in qgis via Python

The following python commands both appear to function when called in qgis 2.6 to generate Voronoi diagrams: processing.runalg("qgis:voronoipolygons", pointLayer, 1, None) ...
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Overwriting layers in a geodatabase maintaining its position in a feature class list

I'm working with ArcGIS 10. I work on ecological habitat mapping. I have some features classes inside a geodatabase which represent years of data on a specific area. Each has a reliability field with ...
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How to plot trajectory points on maps in python

When I read the paper Characterizing Urban Landscapes using Geolocated Tweets, I'm attracted by the figures illustrated in it, like this: And I want to know how to plot these figures for my own ...
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conditional python script to delete records

I am new to python programming. I am wondering if someone could tell me how to write a python script that would find all records in an attribute table that have identical values in one field, then ...
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Can we no longer reference an ArcMap layer to get the spatial reference?

I'm currently using ArcGIS 10.2.1. In previous custom geoprocessing tools, I've used the following code to create a feature class in-memory, and set the spatial reference using an existing layer in ...
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QGIS Python script for creating project file

Is there a way to create QGIS project file(.qgs) using only Python script outside QGIS Python console.I am trying to publish a map using QGIS Web Client using python. For this, I am trying to do below ...
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Via PyQgis how to refresh a modified CSV layer without having to reopen the file?

UPDATED: With an CSV layer Qgis workspace [loaded as a delimited text layer], an external algorithm is ran; outputting (writing) new values to certain rows in the layers source CSV file. The writing ...
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Working with rasters in file geodatabase (.gdb) with GDAL

I'm working on a tool that converts raster layers to arrays for processing with NumPy, and ideally I would like to be able to work with rasters that come packaged in a .gdb without exporting them all ...
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Error when running Python script to replaceDataSource of multiple layers in multiple mxd's

I looked on all of your sites and did not find a solution to my problem. Almost all of our data has been copied to an SDE and now most of the layers in all of the mxd's need to be redirected to the ...
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Area in KM from Polygon of coordinates

I have polygons from coordinates in (python shapely) that looks like this POLYGON ((24.8085317 46.8512821, 24.7986952 46.8574619, 24.8088238 46.8664741, 24.8155239 46.8576335, 24.8085317 46.8512821)) ...
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Help getting a Mathematical Representation within a Layer's Attribute Table

I'v been playing around with Vector Coding and was wondering if there was any Plugins out there that might let me represent Vectors within a layer as it's Mathematic attributes in the Layer's ...
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plugin compile with make would not compile module [closed]

Ubuntu 14.04 QGIS 2.6 PyQt4 I'm following one of many tutorials on 'plugin builder', here is the latest one I'm trying with: http://www.digital-geography.com/build-qgis-plugin/ It all seems very ...
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Access ArcCatalog Window through ArcPY

I want to create a button in ArcCatalog that takes the metadata from the selected file in ArcCatalog and prints it to a text file. The metadata extraction part is done, and I have succssfully tested ...
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Help with Python/GDAL documentation

The instructions from the url http://gdal.org/gdal_tutorial.html give the following example: dataset = gdal.Open( filename, GA_ReadOnly) with the following description: It's interpretation is ...
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Iteratively exporting from Table to .txt in Model Builder (ArcMap) not appending correctly

I am solving a location-allocation type of problem where I use a loop to go through several specifications of the problem. The model runs fine, and produces the vizualization outputs just as expected. ...
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Programmatically Harvest and Disapprove Metadata - GeoPortal Server

Is it possible to synchronize an existing metadata catalog in esri's GeoPortal Server? I have access to the server, and have a script to add an XML file to our web accessible folder. After this script ...