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How auto-increment output file-names in Python script?

I have a simple tool which outputs a file. I would like the filename to be a number which increments every time the tool is run. How would I go about implementing this using the toolbox in ArcMap ...
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How to install GDAL for python on windows and use for spatial purpose? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install GDAL with Python on windows? I am trying to copy GDAL osgeo to my python library file to run my python program for gis function. following is code. ...
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How to access attribute data type in QGIS?

I've been developing a plugin on QGIS platform using PyQGIS. So far plugin does the following: You can select any feature of the already loaded vector layer in QGIS. After selection, plugin displays ...
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Python conditional on current and previous row

I need to calculate a new field with a python conditional where some values only occur if a sequence in a separate attribute field (X) occurs. For instance my data set looks like this. Y is the ...
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how do I get the “outer mantle” of a polygon shape file? (without joining all the polygons)

I am interested in finding all the vertices of all polygons which are not on the inside the most outer polygoin that can be formed in a shape file: Here is how I get all the vertices: def ...
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Python method for finding a substring within a string

I converted a KML to a feature class and no longer have access to the symbology set in the original KML. I'm trying to re-create this by creating a new field that stores identifying information ...
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FME values used in python

I need one attribute value from FME and use it in python script as a parameter. How can I do this? Do I have to have def_init_() def input(), def close() also?
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OGR/GDAL threading results in low core utilization

I'm trying to process some raster data using ogr/gdal and I can't seem to get full utilization of all the cores on my machine. When I only run the process on a single core, I get 100% utilization of ...
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How to add GDAL Programs folder to ~/.bash_profile

I have recently installed on Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 the GDAL Framework 1.9 with Python bindings from [http://www.kyngchaos.com/software:frameworks][1]. I need to add the following Programs folder to my ...
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How to load data programmatically from shapefile into feature class (geodatabase)? [closed]

Can some Genuis here help me programmatically (using python and comtypes) load shapefile data in to an existing geodatabase (feature class). The attributes of the shapefile has to match with the ...
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issues importing arcpy in Python IDLE

I would want to use arcpy in my python code. I am able to import it through the ARCGIS desktop python console. But I am not able to import it into Python IDLE. I get the following error Traceback ...
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How to display local file's geometries as rubber bands in QGIS

I'd like to get geometries from a local file (e.g. GML) displayed as rubber bands (QgsRubberBands) in QGIS. However, I wouldn't like to load the layer into the map because in the real scenario there ...
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Changes in synchronized replica not shown in ArcMap or ArcCatalog without refreshing

I am synchronizing a one-way replica in ArcEditor using Python. I tried adding RefreshActiveView and RefreshCatalog to the code, but I still need to refresh the synchronized database to see the ...
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Python script: Access data from databases [closed]

I need to access data that is inside an oracle database using a python script. Its a Unix server running oracle 10g. I dont have much access to the database server. It works fine on model builder ...
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Batch intersect from a text file using Python (ArcGIS)

I am attempting to modify my code below which reads from a text file of shapefiles and executes an intersect and outputs them to a user specified location: import arcpy, sys, os from arcpy import env ...
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GEOS Python: Taking Union of several geometries

I am using the GEOS/OGR library in Python. I have files full of geometries that overlap, and I want to convert these to files of geometries that don't overlap. The way I have been approaching this ...
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Using python, how do you “reload cache” an opened Attribute Table

Used python to update a shapeFile through cursors. The Shapefile is updated, but there could be an opened Attribute Table. Manually you can hit "reload cache" to update the Attribute Table and see ...
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Unable to change data source path for group layer file

I am having some difficulty changing the data source for a group layer. Below is the code that I am using. It processes a LYR file successfully that has a single data source but if LYR file has more ...
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Merge section polygons in PLSS

I am trying to merge quarter quarter sections of polygons from PLSS into a quarter section. However, I also want it assigned to correct Township/Range/Section while merging. I know I can hand merge ...
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How do I retrieve an arc ascii grid file from NED 1/3 second data using python and OWSLib

I have my bounds, and have been able to connect to the server http://imselev.cr.usgs.gov:80/wmsconnector/com.esri.wms.Esrimap/USGS_EDC_Elev_NED_3? in python. What I don't know how to do is send a ...
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Using Batch Project Script to read from a text file as Input

I was wondering how I would modify the code of the Batch Project script shown below, to read from a text file of shapefile names as input. A sample of the textfile is shown under the code: #Import ...
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Reproject script in Python with GDAL

I'm having a lot of trouble with GDAL. Besides just the at times lacking documentation, there seems to be little support in Python. Anyways this is just a batch reproject script that goes thusly: ...
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Python SQL connection causes crash in ArcMap

I have the following code which I have striped down to just included the part that is causing a crash in ArcMap. import pymssql # Connect to the Research db using Windows Integrated Authentication. ...
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OpenLayers Issue: plugin crash during opening [closed]

I've encountered problems while loading the OpenLayers plugin in Quantum GIS 1.7.4. My hardware: Windows 7 Home basic 64 Bits My Python crash window: Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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FieldPyculator Plugin - How to Classify Fields?

Could someone tell me how to classify/populate fields with QGIS FieldPyculator Plugin? In the Attribute Table, I have a field named POPULACAO with population data: I want to apply a weight to ...
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How can I iterate over map layers in QGIS python

I'm having trouble figuring out how to iterate over map layers. I can access the currently highlighted layer in the table of contents via iface.activeLayer() but I want my code to operate on all ...
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Two machines running the same arcpy based software - only one is leaking memory [closed]

Ok, so I'm running a rather large Python application based on arcpy on two separate machines - one of them is leaking memory and one is not. Both are running the same operation in the software. The ...
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Toggle editing option in plugins

I am working on python plugins for QGIS.I developed the plugins same as RT SQL LAYER plugins. When we draw the layers using query builder of "Add Postgis Layer" option,toggle editing option is ...
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How to Clear Selected Features in Arcmap using Python

I would like to Clear Any Selected Features using python since it causes an error if I run my tool and the user has a recorded selected. I need some thing here that runs ("CLEAR_SELECTION") first ...
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Python: 'Select by Attribute' in ArcMap 10

I would like to get the search the field value 'SURFACE LOCATION%' in column 'RefName' in layer '*.dwg Annotation' This is what I have so far... # Find the Dataframe df = ...
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Python: Run script when opening an MXD in ArcGIS 10

This post is related to Run a Python Script when opening an MXD? I would like a python script to run every time a .mxd is opened. However, the link above uses VBA to do it, which ESRI suggests ...
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Defining projection in arc toolbox (JSON to shapefile) in python

I have a arc toolbox which converts JSON txt file to a shapefile but we have to define the projection. How can I hard code the defined projection so that user don't have to input the projection ? ...
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How can I save raster dataset using arcpy

I'm trying to save filled raster object to geo database by my specified filename. import arcpy from arcpy import env from arcpy.sa import * env.workspace = r"C:\GIS ...
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Outputting results message from spatial statistics tool to text file using Python?

I'm using the following tool in ArcGIS 10 - Calculate Distance Band from Neighbor Count (Spatial Statistics). I'm using a python script to execute this tool several times on different shapefiles: ...
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Python and CalculateField

I am having trouble with using Python together with my gp.Calculatefield tool in my python script, and I am not sure why.. Heres the code (UPDATED) import arcgisscripting, os, sys myTempWorkspace = ...
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Aggregating Polygons To Meet Privacy Requirements

I have a point feature class representing office locations of all employers in a certain industry. The feature class has an attribute for storing the number of employees working at each office. ...
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'NoneType' object has no attribute

I am new to python geospatial programming. i ran the following script and got the corresponding error message >>> import osgeo >>> import osgeo.ogr >>> shapefile = ...
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Converting text file with coordinates to database table in ArcGIS Desktop with Python?

How do I convert a text file with point coordinates to database tables in the dBase (*.dbf) format in Python? I am using ArcGIS Desktop.
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Use Python to find the pathname of “Current” Arcmap

I am trying to find the path name of the current ArcMap document that the python script is currently running in. For Example: "F:\2012\1111\MyArcMap.mxd" I tired using sys.argv[0] as shown ...
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The best language to program with GDAL

I'm going to start to create programs to handle geographical data from a PostGIS server, and going to use GDAL. According to your experience, with the best language to program with it? I can program ...
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How can i create sectors for telecom towers

friends i am seeking advice from the GIS community I work in the Mobile networks industry and i took up a task to create a plugin for QGIS using c++/python that does the following: step 1: Create ...
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Filegeodatabase fanout and Python problem

I have fme wb which does fanout with gdb. It means that in the end as output sets of data I get few new created gdb. But If I start this fme wb within python script It does not do fanout. Just write ...
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Get a pixel value

How can i do this operation: I want to get a pixel value fro the satellite image (Landat, GeoTIFF, 7 bands) using qgis-python. What operators should i use? (for example in qgis's Python Console) ...
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Adding shapefile directly to geoserver

I have py script which is creating shapefiles using shapefile.py. Once the shapefile is created I have to add them manually to the geoserver. Is there a way to add it dynamically to the geoserver? ...
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Using Python in Arcmap to partition strings [closed]

I have a title "Text that remains Proposed Thing to replace" var_a = New Text I want the output to be "Text that remains Proposed New text" Currently outputs this "(u'Text that ...
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Button that allows project search and zooms to site once executed

I am trying to create a button that will execute a Python script. I have limited Python experience. What we are trying to accomplish is to recreate these steps: Query on project Site and Radius ...
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How to workaround large mosaic process which is failing?

I need to mosaic about 550Gb of tif imagery together and the software I have tried keeps failing. The area has been split into zones so that the smallest has approx 200 tiles. I have used the latest ...
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Exporting features with attachments for use outside ArcGIS?

ArcGIS 10 features the new ability to add attachments to individual features to feature classes stored in a geodatabase. One use of this would be to add multiple pictures to a specific location, fire ...
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Big Satellite Image Processing

Im trying to run Mort Canty's http://mcanty.homepage.t-online.de/ Python iMAD implementation on bitemporal RapidEye Multispectral images. Which basically calculates the canonical correlation for the ...
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The table was not found error - ArcGIS 9.3.1, Python

I have a python script that does the following on multiple tables maketableView - not shown in code Addjoin Copyrows MakeTableView it was working ok, until all of a sudden it stopped. Heres ...