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Set the parameter values retreved from database in Arcgis script tool in toolbox using python [closed]

I am now thinking a function to allow user to modify his information stored in the database. To do this, I developed 2 script tools in ArcGIS(10.2), One is the ask user to input his ID, the other one ...
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Median value for a case within ArcGIS 10.1

Similar to this post (ArcGIS median value from a layer) I am looking for a toolbox to get the median value for a data field by a case. For example, say I have dataset with percent tree cover for each ...
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QGIS Python - Executing functions for multiple directories

I would like the user to select 2 directories, each directory having their own defined algorithms. For example: First_Directory will add a column to all shapefiles in the chosen directory; ...
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Iterative interpolation

I have an excel file with about data from 600 locations, each location having data for 1200 months(12 months* 100 years). I need to interpolate all point locations into rasters for each month of each ...
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QGIS Python Scripting - Syntax definition

After playing around with the Model Builder and looking at the python scripts of what I make, I noticed some syntax which I can't find the definition anywhere. Here is a snippet of the python script ...
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QGIS Model Builder Script - Possible to merge layers in a folder?

I would like the user to select a folder via the interface in which all the vector shapefiles inside that folder would be merged. I have been using the Model Builder and looking at example scripts ...
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excel column does not appear when doing join after doing modification to the column

Using ArcGIS 10.1 I am trying to add " /1 " my column provided Shp File how it appears in the county supplied excel spreadsheet under "parcel #" 43002/1 18524/1 1666/1 4270/1 Currently, the county ...
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Calculate text field based on codeblock query of numeric field

I am trying to populate a field with a L/R bank designation based on a route measure (as part of a larger script), but I am struggling. I have a shapefile created (tir_pts_lyr), I have a blank column ...
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Why does Animal Movement toolbox give SyntaxError: invalid syntax?

I found a complete toolbox (Animal Movement tbx, by Regan Sarwas) for my tasks and I tried it. I had a systematic problem with the codes for all tools (line 1), for exemple: Executing: ...
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What causes Scripting Error 000714 in ArcGIS when using GetParametersAsText? [closed]

I am trying to create a script tool in ArcGIS 10.2 in order to incorporate into a model. The script needs to incorporate three inputs which i've built using GetParameterAsText function then setting up ...
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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 troubleshoot and fix TypeLoadExceptions in ArcMap AddIn when executing a compiled c# script?

I am attempting to compile a c# script (class) on the fly and run it from an Arcmap AddIn (the script contains no ArcObjects). My unit test, in Visual Studio 2013, works just correctly and I am able ...
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Conditional SQL Query

I've been running a code that searches a desired field in a feature class and performs an specified SQL query based on whether the field is string or double. The variables are just temporary fillers ...
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Setting the output parameter in a toolbox to be a PDF

I need to allow a user to input a path and name where they would like to save their new map book PDF on their computer/drive. I have created a script where the user can input their mxd with data ...
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Using ArcPy, is there a way to change the color of a symbol in a UniqueValuesSymbology object?

I have an template mxd I reference with several pre-defined layers. The only variable I need to modify is the color of certain symbols in the layer. I have tried to modify and dig around the Symbology ...
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Use a variable to calculate a field with arcpy as a script in a toolbox?

stringvariable = "banana" arcpy.CalculateField_management("c:\point.shp", "SUBDIRECT", "stringvariable", "PYTHON") I get an error saying stringvariable is not defined what's the deal? I check ...
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Looking for help for automatically making a QGIS map

Im looking at making a standalone script, that on execution will run the QGis MapComposer using a previously generated template and output a PDF/PNG of the map. This process of making a map will be ...
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How to check via Arcpy if ArcMap is currently in an edit session or not?

I've created a Python add-in button that helps speed up my coworkers workflow by copying one feature class attribute to another. It uses the arcpy.UpdateCursor function to update a row in the target ...
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Automate data entry into Access from ArcMap

I have an Access 2007-2010 database that I'm currently working on by manually searching for roads in a defined set of areas in ArcMap 10.1 and then filling in the area's ID in an empty column in the ...
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Append to text file using ArcGIS and Python

I have wrote a small routine using Python for ArcGIS (9.3) that will get the count of 2 data layers, calc a percentage, and then write the text back to a text file (CSV) to create a sort of "report" ...
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Moving a Google Map Marker on a Mac

I have exact lat & long coordinates that I will enter and hit return in Google maps. When I do this it displays this point with a green marker on the map but I can not move this marker. I want to ...
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Python script does not work for a LGA with space [closed]

Thanks! I got my script working now with replace gp.AddMessage() instead of print when running the script in ArcMap and replace the quote with blank as well since Python would include the quotation ...
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How do I capture data from an OBD-II device?

So I happen to have a little bit of web experience, and have recently bought an OBD-II device. Basically, I'm trying to log certain metrics from the car, such as location and other diagnostics. I ...
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How can I always run an algorithm with standard input shapefiles from mapcanvas in QGIS 2.0.1?

I created a model in the graphical modeler and I want to run that model always with two specific polygon shapefiles from my project, e.g. pst and astenot. Whenever I run my model, it asks me to set ...
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Why am I getting “sequence size must match size of the row” error?

I'm trying to use an Insert Cursor to insert a point geometry into an existing point feature class. I'm finding the coordinate and appending them to a list called rowValues, ex: ...
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Custom BatchProject Script

Here's my problem. My GPS collects data in WGS1984 and I have decided to start working in UTM instead of state plane. Needless to say, I would edit shapefiles, not paying attention to what ...
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How to programatically create point and use it in Select by Location query?

I have a section grid for a US state. I also have a quarter/quarter section grid which splits the section grid into 16 equal squares. I have written a Python script that finds the XY coordinates of ...
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Programatically detect the format/version of an arc toolbox (e.g. 10.0,10.1 etc)

Is there a way to tell programatically (from the command line) what format a given ArcMap toolbox was saved in - 10.0, 10.1 and so on?
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How can I put the name of file in add field with python?

In my script, I have to create field in 15 layers. The name that I wold like to set in this new field is the same of the file's name. But all attempts that I did were worng. My script: ...
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Model Run from Python script

Ive broken a complex task down to a very simple excersise and still cant get it to work.... I need to set up a Python Scpript to Run a Model. model: "SelectTest" toolbox: ...
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Create python script to update field based on change in another field ArcGIS

I am trying to update a field "TPN" based on another field "PASS_NUM". In my script "TPN" is a newly added number field and thus blank, "PASS_NUM" is also a number field but it contains the wrong ...
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Why do I get different results running a script in PyWin and loading it to the Python shell in ArcGIS? [closed]

I've been trying to teach myself Python scripting for ArcGIS and have gotten frustrated on multiple occasions when I try to debug my script endlessly, only to later find out that it actually works ...
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ArcGIS ModelBuilder pass arcpy.SetParameterAsText as input to next tool

I am trying to build a model which uses two simple scripts, Script A and Script B. I want to use arcpy.SetParameterAsText to set an output in script A, which is then used as an input in script B. In ...
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How to replace a cyrillic symbol in an attribute table using python?

I've tried searching for an answer and I've already seen some similar themes here, but I still haven't been successful in replacing Cyrillic symbols in an attribute table, which is why I'm asking for ...
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Near Analysis takes much longer in ArcPy? [duplicate]

I have a feature class of about 12 points, a feature class of hundreds of roads, and need to find the nearest road to each point. So the obvious solution (Near tool) takes about 20 seconds, and the ...
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ArcGIS NEAR returns -1

We are running an ArcGIS 10.0 geoprocessing script written in Python that (as part of many steps above & below) runs the NEAR command. Both the input and output datasets (shapefiles & ...
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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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Using QGIS plugins from Python [duplicate]

Is there a simple way to automate calls to QGIS plugins from a QGIS Python script? Either from console or a plugin? I am ideally looking for a way to specify input/output parameters and bypass GUI. ...
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How can I dynamically trim the informational border off of FAA sectional raster charts?

I'm trying to write a script that can automatically use GDAL to crop the informational border from the FAA's published sectional charts (GeoTIFF) found here: I know that I can use gdal_translate ...
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Measuring Script Writing Competency

I've been asked by my manager to come up with some sort of competency measure for an employees understanding of scripting/programming. Because I am a self taught programmer, I really don't have a ...
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How to Set the width of a dropdown box?

I have created my own script in ArcGIS 10.1 and for one of my parameters I have a drop down list that the user has to select from. The longest entry in that list is only 6 characters, but the width ...
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How to avoid setting env.workspace and other paths/settings all the time

I have some scripts that are constantly setting env.workspace of arcpy. Usually, I have a caller script(script1.py) that may call some other script (script2.py). I've created a file globals.py with ...
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QGIS 2.0: Automating tasks, text files and shapefiles

Wondering if it's possible to automate some repetitive tasks in QGIS (2.0). This is my general workflow for importing some xyz type text files from another software package which export (not overly ...
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How to call ArcPy script from Windows Service? [closed]

I'd like to call arcpy script from Windows Service. Here (Calling arcpy/python from .NET?) I read that I can load python script. What do I need to load arcpy script?
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How to run only the newly added portion of a python script? [closed]

I was wondering if there is a way to run only the newly added portion of a python script? Usually I add a few lines of codes in the end of my script but I have to run the whole script to reach them ...
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How do I produce map images for Wikipedia?

I would like to make several map images (e.g. SVG or PNG) like those on wikipedia but in not popular projection. I am interested in scripting solution. Here I found this note: Generation Notes perl ...
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Script tool does not create output variable

I have the following problem. I have created a python script, which output should be a list of values (res[i]=*something*). Now I would like to create a script in my toolbox so i could use it from ...
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script to create points in interval 0.125 decimal degree

I have a polygon shapefile. I want to create points at an interval of 0.125 decimal degrees in this polygon. How can I create a script with python in ArcGIS 10 to automate the process of create ...
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Field calculator script to work out first 5 dominant area fields?

I have 5 fields of different landcover types with areas of each and found below: > PRC_Water| PRC_Bare| PRC_Urban| PRC_LVeg| PRC_LVeg| > 5 20 40 20 15 I have ...
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How to programmatically convert arbitrary XML data to shapefile?

EDIT: Based on the answers below I decided to do some programming. I'll be using GEOtools for this, a java lib: http://www.geotools.org/ I have the following XML: <shapes ...