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ArcMap Python Question: Trying to Field Calculate Slope Percent in to Text

I have a layer of polygons that I spatially joined to a raster to point layer of slope percents. My polygons now have the percent of slope in a field called Avg_point. I want to use the field ...
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QGIS crash when I try print geometry

I do (it works): from osgeo import ogr inputds = ogr.Open(r'c:\temp.shp') inputlyr = inputds.GetLayer() for i,feature in enumerate(inputlyr): print i, feature.GetGeometryRef() Output: 0 ...
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How to query values from a list in Python?

I have a list like this... list = ['1','2','3','4'] how can I use arcpy.Select_analysis to select features that have the attributes in the list. qry = '"SECDIVNO" IN ' + str(tuple(list)) ...
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Summarising all fields in attribute table using ArcPy? [closed]

I was hoping to run a script that will iterate through all fields in an attribute table, SUM each field and produce the result in a table. The script below will essentially do what I want with one ...
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Installing libspatialindex on Windows 8

I need to use Rtrees to make some code I'm running faster. However, in order to use Rtree, I need to install libspatialindex. When I've installed packages in the past I've been able to either download ...
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ArcGIS 10.0, Field Calculator Nested “if” statement with strings

I need to assign a value depending on other two columns "FNP" and "Teilort". I wrote this script in phyton for field calculator. It actually works (no error messages) but the results in every cell is ...
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How to delete features/records in ArcGIS Server using Python

How can I use python to delete records from a table, or features from a featureclass, when they are stored in ArcGIS Server? using REST "delete features" in arcgis api for javascript shows ...
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Rename las files with Python [closed]

I have a bunch of LAS files that have been delivered with different naming conventions. I want to rename the files to all have the same uniform naming - based on the easting and northing coordinates ...
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Why is feature.geometry() None in my user-defined expression function?

I'm trying the user-defined expression functions for QGIS, as listed on Nathans blog: http://nathanw.net/2012/11/10/user-defined-expression-functions-for-qgis/ I always get the feature.geometry() as ...
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Performing a Python scripted tool based on whether a field is populated or not

My question is if I'm running the ArcMap Dissolve tool through a Python script, how can I tell it to check for attributes in one field, and if that field is empty, to perform the tool on another field....
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arcpy.AsShape function returning RecordSet not Geometry

I have the following code: feature_geometry = arcpy.AsShape(json_string, esri_json=True) print feature_geometry print type(feature_geometry) >>><geoprocessing record set object object at ...
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Naming directories in python?

Why is it that when I label my directories this way: arcpy.env.overwriteOutput = True arcpy.env.workspace = "C:\\Users\\Documents\\ArcGIS\\Testing" arcpy.env.scratchWorkspace = "C:\\Users\Documents\\...
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Adding a graphic line element to open mxd using python comtypes to access ArcObjects

I attended a pretty awesome demonstration from Jeffrey Barrette at the Esri UC a few weeks ago on creating dynamic tables in ArcMap. This functionality will greatly benefit the aviation department at ...
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How to return end of string up to a certain character using Field Calculator?

I am trying to accomplish this task: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/15851568/how-to-get-the-last-part-of-a-string-before-a-certain-character within the Field Calculator. I have the below but ...
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How to transform JSON with field x,y to gdb in fme

I have JSON file with x,y field. I wonder how to transform geoemtry to gdb? Example of json: [ { "OBJECTID": "1", "x": "15", "y": "21" }, { "OBJECTID": "2", "x": "16", "y"...
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Merge from arcpy.ListTables() producing duplicate rows?

I was trying to manually merge file geodatabase tables and was getting Null values for the output file rows and decided to write a python script to merge the files. Here's my script: import arcpy ...
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How to surround a Polygon object with a corridor of specified width?

I'd like to build a corridor surrounding a polygon, so that the corridor's outer bounds all have the same distance to the inner bounds. Like this: I've made this lousy graphic in Paint, since I don'...
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How to open a shapefile using Python in QGIS?

I have tried to open my shape files with the help of a tutorial (http://spatialgalaxy.net/2012/01/27/qgis-running-scripts-in-the-python-console/) but unfortunately I couldn't open my shapefiles for my ...
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AttributeError with unicode object with data frame in python script

I'm running a python script from arccatalog and it works, however, I am trying to add layers to an mxd and need to declare the data frame. I keep getting this error message. type 'exceptions....
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Using Python to create new point location based on various azimuth and distances

I have a feature class with thousands of points. In the same table with these point locations, I have two additional fields. One for azimuth, and one for a length (or distance) to move along that ...
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Transfer subtype Descriptions form long integer value into a string at new diffrent field

I need to convert entire geodatebase into shp files.One of the layers have 30 subtypes. I want and maintain the subtype data. Is there a way to Automatically populate the name of the subtype (Transfer ...
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Conditional field calculator expression

I need to calculate the PIPEID field to equal the G_KEY_COMP field if PIPEID is null or PIPEID and G_KEY_COMP do not match. I think the first condition of the PIPEID being null is covered by the ...
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Purpose of “myPlugin_dialog.py” file created by QGIS Plugin Builder

I usually use QGIS Plugin Builder to create working templates for QGIS plugins. While a generic Python plugin needs the files below; __init__.py metadata.txt resources.py (translated from ...
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visualize bounding box to a polygon

I try to make plugin in QGIS that compare 2 bounding box data, ex: (-32.61442167739459, -32.017601026186576, 13.015663782506067, 13.428145228091406) and (-38.6102467739459, -38.017601026186576, 33....
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Is there a tool that allows the same functionality of extend/trim feature that was available in 9.3?

In ArcGIS 9.3 there was a tool called Extend/Trim Features that allowed you to select multiple segments and extend or trim them to a feature. In 10.1 that seems to have been moved to the Production ...
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How to prevent ArcGIS SOC from locking Oracle tables?

I have a python geoprocessing that performs CRUD operations on feature classes and oracle tables. Sometimes, when handling Oracle tables, ArcGIS SOC gets hung and locks the Oracle table. I need then ...
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How to merge dbf files in Python or arcpy?

I have over one hundred dbf files to merge. Each of files have two columns: ID and another field which differs from one file to another. I want to merge those fields based on ID such that each raw ...
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How can I close the identify result dialog programmatically?

I am trying to close the identify result dialog which appeared when I select to identify a feature from the active layer. Does someone know how can I do it?
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Error when looping Polygon to Raster with python through different fields ArcGIS 10

This is the first time I have posted a question on here so please have some patience! I've been trying to create a python script to loop through numerous shapefiles converting various fields to raster ...
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Python-OGR: nested loop only loops once

I have a polygon file buffer_stands.shp with 20 features and I have a line file OSMroads.geojson with 9 features. I expected the script to loop through the buffers and print out for each buffer loop ...
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How to extract vegetation polygons from Imagery using Python?

I have been trying to roughly polygonize vegetation areas from Imagery (RGB). I tried using Iso Cluster Unsupervised Classification (Spatial Analyst) but it is still too detailed for my purpose. I ...
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Embedded python script module import issue

I have two ArcGIS python scripts. One is a primary python script that calls a number of functions from a second python script. Everything works well, i.e. primary tool calls and uses functions from a ...
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How to use ArcPy to copy selected features to an existing feature class?

Is there a way to copy a selected feature into an existing feature class? Sort of like append would do, but only the selected features. I want to iterate through a table and select features with a ...
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Python/GDAL: Best way to read in raster for use in A* search algortihm

I want to create a least cost path program with Python and GDAL since I couldn't find any open source cost path additions for use in Python. As recommended here the best approach is to use A* search ...
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How to install QGIS 2.0 on Mint 15?

Trying to use QGIS 2.0 on Mint 15 (based on Ubuntu 13) I installed, uninstalled and re-installed QGIS from various repositories (ubuntugis-unstable, then qgis.org/debian raring - not clear for me ...
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Is there a way to reference a selection in model builder or python?

Is there a way to reference a selection in model builder or python so that I can edit my python script to only run if there is a selection. And even better if there is only one row selected? I made a ...
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Trying to use Python code and user defined inline parameters to build a SQL expression

I am trying to build a tool where the end user can run a model and make a selection from a feature class based on 3 different fields, calculate the total shape length, & export the results to a ...
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How to add non spatial sqlite table to map using python in qgis?

Is it possible to load pure sqlite 2.0 (without spatial extension) table into qgis using python? I would like to get the same result as in the case of using Add Vector Layer -> All files. I have ...
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Erase method using ogr

I'm trying to find the erase geoprocessing method as i am familiar with in ARC, but i can't seem to find it in OGR using Python. I have looked through the module ogr documentation but perhaps i missed ...
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Distance of points in polygon to nearest polygon edge

I have a polygon shapefile with about a dozen polygons (Area.shp). I have an equation that calculates a value for points (or small areas) as a function of distance to the edge of these polygons. I ...
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Stumped on python looping and data dictionaries

I have been stumped getting my python code to work for a while now. I've been using python for the last several years on and off for simple things, but I am far from an expert in python. I am trying ...
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How do I select by location based on selected features with Python?

Is there a way with Python to do Select by Location with the Use selected feature option? I'm trying to automate a process and am running into barriers. I need to be able to select the 2 lines ...
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How to perform a cascaded combine from python script in QGIS?

I'm working with a large dataset, and I need to be able to combine up to 400,000 polygons. I have been using the QgsGeometry::combine(QgsGeometry* geometry) function and simply looping over all ...
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How to reproject all featureclasses in a database to another database?

I am very new to arcpy and have ArcGIS 10.0 I would like to make a script where I would only have to change two variables in a script (database_input and database_output) so that I can reproject all ...
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Reverse geocoding to get city, state, country data separately?

I have longitude and latitude data. I need to reverse geocode to get city, state, country data separately. I have checked google service. Google provides complete address to a micro level. ...
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How to change VB syntax to Python in Field Calculator?

I want to calculate a field, this is my working example in VB: "C:\Users\Admin\Desktop\Data\" & !Work! & "\1000_\" & !Data! & ".pdf" I'm slowly changing all my scripts to Python, ...
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How to determine the coordinates of the corners of the raster layer

How can we determine the coordinates of the corners of the raster layer? The image opens function QgsRasterLayer.
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Am I over-complicating adding and then calculating fields? Suggestions for a better way? (Python)

I'm attempting to re-position a question I asked yesterday here. I am starting to think that the way I wrote my code just isn't the best way. Am I overcomplicating things? I know for a fact that ...
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Save a layer for each unique value using Python in QGIS

I have a map, in which each region is defined as an attribute of the map (I can select each region from the attribute table). I am trying to create new layers each one containing only 1 region using ...
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How to use QgsOverlayAnalyzer class in pyQGIS?

I am very new to Python scripting in QuantumGIS, so bear with me please. I am trying to use the QgsOverlayAnalyzer class in QuantumGIS (http://www.qgis.org/api/classQgsOverlayAnalyzer.html#details) ...