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FindLabel not Defined

I'm trying to make an advanced label expression using the python parser and I keep getting the following error: def FindLabel ( [Direction] ): return "{}° {}' {}\"".format( ...
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How to get the geometry of a polyline to a specific precision?

In python, I use point = geom.asPolyline() but it looks like I am not getting any precision just whole numbers? How can I get the geometry and a certain precision?
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Python dataSource Path

I have the following code: When I run it: conType = arcpy.mapping.ListLayers(imxd, "Construction_pt", df)[0] print conType.dataSource prints... "Database Connections\Edit - ...
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How to use the QgsDiagramRendererV2?

I'm writing a plugin for QGIS in python in the QGIS API doc, I can see the QgsDiagramRendererV2 class, under the qgs.core section http://www.qgis.org/api/classQgsDiagramRendererV2.html What I'm ...
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raster2pgsql: Strange error when creating a table

Hi GIS Stackexchange people, When I try to load a asc file into my psql setup, I get a strange error message. I have created the sql input file via raster2pgsql -s 4236 -I -C -M gis_data.asc -F ...
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How can I set python path and version for QGIS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Couldn’t load SIP Module When I'm starting QGIS I'm getting the problem: "Couldn't load SIP module. Python support will be disabled." And there is also: Python version: ...
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How to split two interscting polygons by the average linestring of the shared area (QGIS / python shapely)

I have two polygons, POLYGON((-5 -5,-5 5,5 5,5 -5,-5 -5)) POLYGON((1 1, 1 7, 7 7, 7 1, 1 1)) and wish to split them evenly. The result should be a split along the red marked line. I'm using ...
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How to improve Python script processing speed (performance)?

I've been working on a script which essentially reads in a large amount of point and polygon data and generates frequency values for a featureclass of 2.5 acre hexes covering California. I have found ...
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Migrate python scripts from 9.3 to Arcgis10

What changes are needed to migrate scripts from the ArcGis 9.x environment/gp-object to the ArcGis 10/arcpy environment? Can anyone provide a good overview what the changes are? Can someone share ...
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How to measure minimum distance between objects in two layers using arcpy?

I am working on an alien species analysis looking at the spread of a species from the mainland to islands in an archipelago. I am doing the analysis using arcpy and I have succeeded in isolating risk ...
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How to show a message box in QGIS?

I am starting to develop a plugin for Qgis using python, which i am very new at, and would like to view some results of variables by displaying a message in QGIS. How can I do this?
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How to improve positioning of images taken with GPS and Gyro info?

I'm sort of 'recreating' google street view with MIT right now. We have a car with a camera on top and we're driving at 10mph down a road. As we drive we're shooting pictures at 30fps and each photo ...
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How to see what lines have changed in an updated Shapefile?

I'm using my county's GIS data to update the roads in OpenStreetMap. I have a copy they published last year and one that was just published, and I'd like to find all the LineStrings that have either ...
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Convert geojson labels MBR to MapInfo text object

Im using Dymo (https://github.com/migurski/Dymo/) to generate automatic point labels placement. The output of Dymo is a geojson containing MBRs of the positioned labels with the names of the labels in ...
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Edit Shapefiles Attribute data in GeoServer Programatically

I'm rendering a shapefile using GeoServer and using OpenLayers library to render it in the web browser. Now I have created the option of editing the attribute data in web browser. I want the edited ...
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Python scripts that run inside ArcMap vs ones that run outside?

I'm just starting to get into Python scripting for work.. I'm currently creating a script to automate a process. Basically, it asks the user the client name, gets a projection if available, creates ...
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How to get raster layer pixels contained in a shape defined in a vector layer

I am new in QGis python plugins dev and I have a "maybe stupid" question (in the title :-) ). I try to retrieve pixels (from a raster layer) which are "contained" in a polygon defined in a vector ...
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How do I programmatically export a single Data Driven Page to JPEG?

I am trying to write a python script to export a individual pages to a jpeg. I am getting the error "PageLayoutObject: Error in SetDataDrivenPageID". Can anyone see where I am going wrong? import ...
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Programmatical Setting of 'Store Relative Pathways' for multiple MXDs ArcGIS 10.1

I am looking to move large number of mxds to a different location on the same drive. Many mxds haven't got 'Store relative pathways' option checked therefore this operation will result in broken links ...
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Writing numpy array to raster file

I'm new to GIS, and I'm lost with something I feel ought to be relatively simple. I have some code that converts infrared images of Mars into thermal inertia maps, which are then stored as 2D numpy ...
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Does arcpy have an issue with directory names starting with a number?

I have a script to export DDP extents to tif and when I change arcpy.mapping.ExportToTIFF(mxd,"tests\BA\BA10k_" + str(ddp.pageRow.PageName) + ".tif",df,9306,9306*ar,1800,True) to ...
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Extending ArcGIS

I've been tasked with a thesis project where i have to extend the features of ArcGis. I've been asked to create a model written in Python that can run out of ArcGIS 10. This model will have a simple ...
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How to pass an output stored in a single variable into another script using arcpy

I am running set of processes each with different outputs in a python script. Is there a way to set a variable as global so that just the output of that single step can be accessed from other scripts? ...
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How to extract area programmatically?

is there a possibility to extract the area covered by one geometry of a shapefile (polygon)? I tried with thepoly.area() but get "nan" as result. Ok. I think you are right and there is ...
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Python script/Model to populate cross street names at intersections

Has anyone created a Python version/model of this VBA script from ArcScripts which populates the to and from street names at street intersections? A logical workflow is outlined quite nicely in this ...
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How to convert WMS to SHP?

I'm looking for tool that will be convert WMS to vector layer. Are they ready tool?(for example in python)
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Copy dbf data into a shapefile in Arcpy

Basically it's to perform a one-to-many join in a python script, from a dbf to a shapefile. I saw (Greg Krakow's method) using QGIS, but I can't use it (I'm working on it, but QGIS is not yet ...
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How to iterate over selected layers?

In QGis by pressing shift or ctrl keys a user can select multiple layers in toc. How can a python script iterate over selected layers? I'd expect a iface.selectedLayers() but I can find only ...
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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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ExportToJPEG() arcpy script failure

I'm attempting to writing a python script that will automate exporting a set of stock maps to JPEG from their mxd files, and I'm having some strange issues getting there. I've alternatively been ...
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Determine minimum number of polygons from shapefile to cover an area of interest

I have a large number shapefiles representing areas of interest for an analysis that will be conducted using various sources of satellite imagery (IKONOS, RapidEye, etc.). Unfortunately, the imagery ...
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Best design for Open Source Python / PostGIS prototype

I am writing a data intensive web application that is delivered through apache. My question is about how to best arrange processing given that there are multiple options. I have at my disposal ...
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From text data create a FeatureClass with table with python

I'm searching how the output of one program (text file with some writings, but also with data as numbers, dates, times, coordinates, all separated with commas) can be transformed to a Feature Dataset. ...
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Run function if item in QComboBox is selected

I got another issue writing a plugin to convert three shape files into an .obs input file. I created a UI (Qt) with a QComboBox to select a layer (that works fine). As soon as one of the layers in the ...
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How to convert a string from GetParameterAsText to uppercase?

This is my first question here and I'm sure it's ridiculously simple. But I have Googled and no luck. I am trying to make a tool in ArcToolbox using a Python script so users can input a street and ...
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Count the number of symbols in a 'new symbology' renderer from pyqgis

Background : I create a lot of symbology using 'saturation' ramps - for want of a better term, e.g. where the hue and value of each symbol stays the same, but the saturation changes. I couldn't figure ...
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How to Share Open Source Python Code for ArcGIS?

My company just purchased ArcGIS software. I'll be writing scripts for ArcGIS in Python. Is there a community or open source project where this code can be shared?
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function, return, 'instancemethod' object has no attribute '__getitem__'

I'm still trying to write a python plugin to create an input file for an urban climate model out of three shape files. Now I stumbeled into another problem, that I think is an easy one, but I just ...
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How to single out country data from a world data map?

Say that i have two "data sources"; A global map of average wind speeds, A shape file (or similar information) of all country borders in the world. How do i combine these two sources and extract ...
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Remove Illegal Characters in Model Builder [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Arcpy remove invalid character I've created a model that iterates through a shape file and pulls out unique values in a field. These unique values are then used to ...
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Any advice to help troubleshoot failing ArcGIS Server (10.0 sp5) Geoprocesses?

There are a few geoprocesses on a recently restored ArcGIS Server that are behaving strangely. If we turn on 'show messages' and try to run the process from the rest interface, the process will report ...
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concurrent use of in_memory workspace in arcpy

i am using a python script that's eliminating small polygons from a feature class. this script creates temporary feature classes with fixed (hardcoded) names in the "in_memory" workspace. example: ...
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Using the python shape library: pyshp - how to convert .csv file to .shp

I am trying to understand how I can use the csv module in python to open a csv file in the same folder as the python script, and then create a shapefile using the shapefile module pyshp. The csv file ...
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Passing a variable from a script to ModelBuilder

I have a model that passes a variable to a python script. The script uses that variable to query some directories and return a list of paths. What I want to know is: how can I then use each of those ...
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arcpy - how to run geoprocessing python script on SDE

I was testing my script on a .gdb on my local drive and I got it to work. The actual geodatabase I would like to run the script on is an SDE. I tried changing my filepath from the .gdb to the .sde and ...
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ArcGIS 10.0 \ arcpy - CalculateField_management : help with syntax for updating text in attribute table of feature classes

I am trying to add (ie "Author", "LastUpdated") to feature classes within a gdb and then populate each of those fields. I have been able to get my code to run properly for the numerical field but I ...
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How do I correctly use 'MultiValue' in Python script parameters?

My script works fine with a single feature class selected for clip_fc = arcpy.GetParameter(0) . However when I set clip_fc to MultiValue in the script properties and then select several feature ...
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ArcGIS Field Calculator Python numbering rows of fishnet

I have a grid of 100*100 cells. I want to add to each cell a number representing the row it is in (like in excel). I added a field and want try to solve that with field calculator: The code is ...
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Can you script publishing a GP service?

I have a geoprocessing service in ArcGIS for Server 10.1. I would like to share this service with a number of external organisations that also have ArcGIS Server 10.1. i.e I dont want them hitting ...
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What is causing syntax error in arcpy NetCDF Raster script

I'm trying to save the raster layer in the stand-alone python GUI but I keep getting a syntax error. I'm using the code from Save To Layer File (Data Management). And the error that shows up is: the ...