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How to embed a PDF into an Excel spreadsheet? [closed]

This is what I want to do: Create report using a polygon feature class to output areas of polygons using some logic and the ExportReport() function (This I have accomplished) Create a PDF of the ...
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How can I avoid UnicodeEncodeError when using geoprocessing tools in QGIS?

I have a shapefile, that I want to split with the "Split Layers by Field"-tool. Due to some umlauts (ä,ü,ö) there will be a python error as soon, as the tool reaches a feature with an umlaut. The ...
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python script in modelbuilder: get field value and return boolean expressions

I have problems integrating a python script in a modelbuilder tool. I'm a absolute beginner with python. Maybe there's also an easier way to solve this problem in modelbuilder without using a python ...
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GDAL bindings problem with ArcMap 10.1 Python tool

I'm really getting mad with this. ArcGIS sometimes can be so just...irritating! Forgive me if this question is by any means duplicating this one or similar ones, but I really can't find my way out of ...
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How to automatically reloaded raster layer if source is changed in QGIS?

How to automatically reloaded raster layer if source is changed? (The path is the same but inside source file are changes) I use: qgis.utils.iface.mapCanvas().refresh() but layer not refresh. # ...
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Updating Attributes using Pyshp

Is it possible to update an attribute field in a shapefile using pyshp ? I went through their documentation and all they show is how to create new attribute rather than editing or updating an already ...
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Using the API of QSpatiaLite plugin

I am using the popular QSpatiaLite plugin for QGIS. Since I am creating and modifying SpatiaLite tables directly with Python (using pyspatialite), I wonder whether I can automate tasks such as ...
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How to add a column in QGIS via python

I have a point shapefile and a polygon shapefile in QGIS now I want to use the point shapefile's value add to polygon shapfile(be a column in the end) there are colors with each value and make the ...
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Get vector features inside a specific extent

The problem: I have a very large vector layer with many features and a much smaller raster layer in a defined region. I want to get only those vector features which are within the raster layers ...
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Generating GeoJSON with Python

Hi I want to programatically create a GeoJSON file using polygons from a shapefile but adding attributes from my own application. This is easily done for a shapefile: def ...
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Is there a mapping between OGR and python data types?

I'm writing a shapefile using OGR in python, creating fields on-the-fly from a python data source. Creation of a new field requires an OGR data type, is there a mapping between OGR and python data ...
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Python: How to export Shapely objects to DXF file

Using shapely package for Python how to export the resulting shapely objects such as buffer to a DXF file?
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Find and replace unicode character in a shapefile

I've found several example of script and blog posts on working with unicode characters, but I haven't been able to make anything works so far... It's a little frustrating I have a shapefile encoded ...
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Is it possible to use GDAL to combine (rather than mosaic) rasters

Is there a GDAL command which can combine multiple rasters so that a unique output value is assigned to each unique combination of input values, like the combine command in ArcGIS? gdal_merge seems ...
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How to create a dropdown menu in QGIS Toolbar with Python

I Have a set of some QAction in my QGIS-Plugin and they are created and added to the toolbar like this icon = QIcon(":/action1.png") self.action1 = QAction(icon, u"Action 1", self.iface.mainWindow()) ...
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Is there a way to access QGIS plugins in Python?

Is there a way to access QGIS plugins in Python? I'd like to write a script to do some geoprocessing, and I'd like to use the clip, regular points and convex hull tools in fTools, as well as the Road ...
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qgis python app how to add edit feature button?

I'd like to develop a QGIS Python app for plotting points and editing the attributes. I've started with the tutorials here: http://blog.qgis.org/?q=node/59 and read the cookbook ...
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Using Gui tools and arcpy.mapping

For a project I want to create a little program that does simple things like export a map from the python command line, but also users are able to edit said map (without having to open arcmap) e.g ...
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Python Script for getting elevation difference between two points

I have several stream segments 1000 Km long. I need to find the elevation difference between two consecutive points of distance 1 Km starting from the upstream to downstream. How can I get the ...
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Problem reading attribute with Python using osgeo.ogr

I am working thru "Python Geospatial Programming" and I have a problem in a program in Chapter 6 that I cannot seem to solve. The small program: import osgeo.ogr shapefile = ...
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access attributes of one class for use in another class in python add-in

I want to get combobox attribute 'dem' and use it for further processing in class ExtentData. But I am not sure how to get attributes from one class to another for processing in pythonaddin. In ...
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Csv to Shp conversion? [duplicate]

I am working on a really big script right now where I have a csv file that I have removed rows and columns from, and edited the headers. I need to create one big shapefile for the entire csv file then ...
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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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Streamlining Python Code for Big Data

I have Python code which is designed to take point shapefiles through the following workflow: Merge points Integrate points, such that any points within 1 m of each other become one point Create ...
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How to add MS SQL table using python console?

I have MS SQL Server 2008 R2 database. How to add MS SQL Table using python console in QGIS?
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Error: Exception Raised on the “for row in rows” command line?

I am comparing fields in layers. I have the AADT layer and AADTAnno layer and I want it to search the fields FLAG and TFLAG. For Example: If there is a 29C9 in AADT layer in FLAG fields then there ...
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How to “Merge Selected Features” with python?

I have been looking for the answer to this question for some time now, but can't seem to find it! My problem is straight forward: I have one layer It contains lots of features (only polygons), say ...
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Get the total distance from a point to the end of a linestring

I have a list of GPS coordinates that make up a bus route: busRoute = [(x1, y1), (x2, y2), ... (xn, yn)] I also have a point that may not be exactly on that route (due to GPS error): ...
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Is there a way to get at C's OGRLayer.Intersection() or OGRLayer.Clip() in Python?

I am working with OGR in Python and noticed that the C libraries have useful Intersection() and Clip() functions as part of the Layer class. Is there any way to get at these functions in Python? I ...
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Create easy Annotations from point features with python in ArcGIS 10.0

Because in ArcGIS 10.0 there is still no simple toolbox function to convert labels to Annotation, I try to go a substitude way with the callable Toolbox function [TiledLabelsToAnnotation][1] on a ...
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Switching between background 64 bit processing and 32 (so I can use 3rd party ie XTools)

I often run scripts now with 64 bit background processing enabled but when I want to use certain tools like Xtools table to text I have to turn it off as these tools are 32 bit. Is there a way to ...
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How to display a “Save As” dialog for raster files?

I'm writing a QGIS plugin in python. I need to show a "Save as" dialog window in order to allow the user to select the path of the output raster file. Do I need to create a QFileDialog and manually ...
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Populating a Value List in one Parameter, from Values Derived from a Second Parameter, Python

Using the Validator in the ArcGIS 10.1 tool GUI, can I loop through and List feature classes from a workspace type parameter (ie a file geodatabase) and then go on and list the values of a field in a ...
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Averaging satellite data with missing values (using Python)

I am using sea surface temperature, chlorophyll, and other data parameters as covariants in a model, and I would like to average them over a particular time period. I am currently doing this using a ...
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Raster: How to get elevation at lat/long using python?

I was wondering if anyone has some experience in getting elevation data from a raster without using ArcGIS, but rather get the information as a python list or dict? I get my XY data as a list of ...
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ModelBuilder: How to extract data by date, export to separate tables and interpolate tables to rasters

I've been using ArcGIS for a couple years, but when it comes to model builder I've only worked with very simple models. I'm hoping someone that is much smarter than myself can help me in building a ...
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How do I create a network from connected links

I have a bundle of links in 'some' networks. I need to find out which ones are connected to each other i.e. I need to find out which links are not connected to the 'main' network. I have been working ...
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Qgis - taudem plugin - python script not found

I installed the sextante toolbox on qgis. my os is fedora. grass works fine but i've got problems with taudem. it seems like some python files are missing. for instance when i try to run the ...
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openlayers python proxy.cgi script is not taking parameters

I have setup the python proxy.cgi in cgi-bin folder in my server. [myserver]/cgi-bin/proxy.cgi returns the openlayers website [myserver]/cgi-bin/proxy.cgi?url=www.openlayers.org returns list index ...
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Use Python to parse string [closed]

OK, I know that this is Python 101, but I can't seem to figure it out. I have a function setup that will return a string, specifically an azimuth in DMS. I need to take the return values and pull ...
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“Sequence size” doesn't match row in Python?

Essentially I am trying to calculate a value for a couple of fields after adding them. Below you can see how I am adding the fields and then an example on how my "for" statement is looping through the ...
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Python code: Using Search Cursor to find missing values in attribute table between two layers in one MXD

I need help! I am writing a program that will look through the table of a station layer and then go to the annotation layer and list all the missing values. For Example: The station layer has a field ...
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python sqlite giving errors

I have python code that I am executing but it gives me following error: <sqlite3.Cursor object at 0x7f3c7666dc00> when I execute the cur.execute(statement). the code that is below the ...
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Pros and cons of using Ruby/Rails/RGeo or Python/GeoDjango for a web based GIS

We're at the investigation phase of creating a web based GIS. We're assessing options for an ORM to use in all of our backend import/export and processing routines. From my research, GeoDjango appears ...
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Python GDAL: Save array as raster with projection from other file

I have an array of data, and for each datapoint I know the latitude and longitude. I'd like to save it as a GTiff with the same projection as other rasters I have. This is what I've tried so far, but ...
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How to programmatically change an SVG symbol in the Vector Layer?

I'm trying to change the symbol used in a layer via Python. I've been able to tunnel through a vector layer to the symbol layer, but I don't know how to change the symbol it's using. I'd like to ...
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Converting KML files for use with Python library Shapely

I am trying to get a KML-file (wijken.kml) into Shapely. The KML-file is validated against the proper XML schema, so I guess the input is correct. Routes I have tried: 1) Converting to WKT or WKB ...
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traversing KML files with ogr python

i'm new to OGR processing and KML format so be gentle: i've got a series of KML files all containing multiple regions partitioning a larger area in each. i also have a series of geocoded points for ...
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Using Python to parse an XML containing GML tags

I am trying to write a python script which pulls GML tags out of an XML file and formats them into WKT for inserting into a PostGIS database. I have been successful in doing so for an XML containing a ...
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Clipping Buffers

I have buffered a line shapefile where many lines are intersecting but not broken at intersections. I am trying to select each record in the buffer file and clip all intersecting polygons in the same ...