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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 install add-ons in GRASS?

How do I install the r.inund.fluv script in GRASS? https://svn.osgeo.org/grass/grass-addons/grass6/raster/r.inund.fluv/
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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 ...
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How to script map production in GRASS?

I'm trying to automate my production of maps with GRASS. What I want to do can be described in fairly generic terms: I have two layers (one vector, one raster), which will be identical in every map. I ...
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Using ArcScripts

I use ArcGIS 10 I want to use an arcscript to compute an index of ruggedness for each cell of my map. For this purpose, I found, Evan's TRI.aml script here: ...
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How to repair paths of an unmanaged raster catalog in file GDB?

I'm using ArcGIS 9.3.1 and I have an unmanaged file geodatabase with raster catalogs in it. Tiles are loaded inside the catalog and each tile has a "Full Path" property which is environment specific. ...
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How to debug Background Processing Error from ArcPy & Geoprocessing tools?

When I run a script in the background or Toolbox tools I will get a Background Processing Error. The script isn't the issue because it's happened several times today. When it does crash it will ...
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Alternatives to using Arcpy

I seem to use ESRI's Arcpy site package for virtually all of my python geoprocessing. To ESRI's credit, these are an incredible suite of tools that can help accomplish a great deal. However, I would ...
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Arcpy - change layer from sde connection to file geodatabase

We are copying data from our corporate office to field offices and we are creating a file geodatabase at these field offices. We are copying the layers that point to sde and they need to point to the ...
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Calculating the closest distance between two points in ArcMap 10.2

I am looking for a script to calculate the closest meter to a set of addresses. I have a feature class of meters and a feature class of addresses. I have populated the address with fields for ...
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Script or model to create random points having multiple minimum distances within a polygon

Given: A single part polygon, total number of points to place inside that polygon, and table specifying the size of each subset (number of subsets n >= 1) of that total number of points and each ...
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Running python 2.6 and 2.7 in ArcGIS 10.0

I figure that there must be a way for me to run python 2.6 and 2.7 on the same computer. I've got a program that requires 2.7, but ArcGIS requires 2.6. I'd like to be able to run both programs at ...
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'Pausing' a Python script tool to allow the user to provide input before continuing

I am using ArcGIS. I have written a Python script that creates various surfaces including NDVI. After the script creates those surfaces, I would like the script to stop running while the user ...
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Invalid topology error when running script

I am trying to run a python script and I get an invalid topology rule when I get to the feature to line tool. I am using arc 10.1 but I think the script was written in 10.0. I know it was built in ...
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Batch Aggregate Raster using Python

Trying to write a python script to batch Aggregate a bunch of different rasters. get a Parsing Error Syntax error for line 11. # Batch Aggregate raster tool import arcpy from arcpy import env from ...
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ArcGIS median value from a layer

I've been hunting around ArcGIS 9.3 and having no success at finding a tool/function that can give me the median (not the mean/avg) tabular value of a spatial database. For example, if I have a data ...
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Is it possible to create a geoprocessing package from a script tool that runs and EXE?

Following the guidelines from the following link, you can create a script tool from an executable . . http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/arcobjects-net/conceptualhelp/index.html#//0001000003t6000000 ...
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Improve Python script logic/structure for erasing features with arcpy

EDIT: Too big a question, I think - so, to refine it: Please help me define (and therefore, research/learn how to use) the Pythonic concept for writing a script that can take one input variable, ...
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Arcpy - loop through subfolders and change mxd settings [duplicate]

I'm trying to run a python script that uses arcpy and os.walk modules. The aim is to find all mxds by specyfying top workspace level only and for the tool to loop through all subdirectories and locate ...
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Methods for lat/lon quality control?

I have a database with fields including latitude, longitude, city, state, and country. When mapped, it is clear that a number of the sites are in the wrong location - most commonly because of a sign ...
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Where to find and share Python geoprocessing scripts? [duplicate]

Where are folks storing and sharing their Python geoprocessing scripts? For example, I know that GitHub has some shared scripts. ESRI is phasing-out ArcScripts, which is still really handy, and ...
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Is it possible to import/run AML script into GRASS?

I have an AML script that has instructions to import tmp files of (grid, network, basin...) is there any way to run the script in GRASS? I tried to converted to Python but I couldn't do it for the ...
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Copy Raster Catalog from .mdb to .gdb, but only within a certain extent with arcpy?

I am stumped again, this website has really helped me before so here is another shot. I am trying to copy a raster catalog from a personal geodatabase to a newly created file geodatabase but only ...
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Change ArcGIS License using Script [duplicate]

I am using ArcGIS Desktop 10 and we have three different servers for accessing concurrent use licenses of ArcView, ArcEditor and ArcInfo. So, whenever I need to switch to other product, I have close ...
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How to inserting script into ArcGIS ModelBuilder? [closed]

I am looking for some tips about inserting a script in the ModelBuilder... I am actually building a model in the ArcGIS ModelBuilder. At one point I would like to insert a script that crosses ...
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Generate unique ID upon creating a feature?

Looking for a way to generate a unique Global ID within a feature set when a new feature is created. For example, every time a sewer manhole is added, we need to generate a new unique Global ID that ...
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Running a script with QgsFeature from within the console

I am trying to run a script from the QGis Python console (similar to: http://spatialgalaxy.net/2012/01/27/qgis-running-scripts-in-the-python-console/) The line feat=QgsFeature() operates fine from ...
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Does Identify tool of ArcGIS for Desktop have Python script behind it?

Can anyone let me know the Python script for "Identify" tool in arcmap10. I need to create a customized script tool for that and add in a toolbar.. Pls help...
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Difficulty in running the script

I have developed a script tool for adding a layer in the current map document. It did not work.. The message is "Completed script addlayer...". But there were no layers added in the TOC. Another issue ...
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How to use QGIS Zonal Stats Plugin from Python Console?

I am using the Zonal Stats plugin in QGIS to extract raster statistics from overlaying polygons (I have shapefiles of species distribution and I want to extract environmental data from within each ...
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ArcGIS script tool: Can you have an input parameter set to optional and have the tool work when an input is not provided?

I'm building a script tool that processes shapefiles ( GPS data collected on weekly basis). The tool is set up to take an input for each shapefile ( in this case Sewer, Storm, Sign). On some days, ...
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Select and zoom python script

I am attempting to make a simple select and zoom python script for my address points. Currently the script will complete successfully but will not select or zoom to the entered point. I am using two ...
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Python loop Polygon to raster not working

I want to convert a large number of different shp polygons to raster in ArcGIS 10.1, using an existing field column "class" for the new raster classes. I am not very fluent in python but I thought ...
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How to create a checkbox parameter in a ArcGIS custom Python tool?

I am working on creating an ArcGIS tool from a Python script I am writing. I am wondering if it is possible to have a checkbox parameter. Basically what I want to do is have a parameter where the ...
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Error when creating insert cursor in arcpy

I've written several scripts that copy data from MS Access db into a new, empty ESRI Geodatabase. I've pretty much copied the code and changed it for each table -- the first two scripts have worked ...
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Beginning Arcpy: Asking for a quick review of my script

I cobbled this code together from ESRI documentation and stackexchange answers. I tried to use SearchCursor(points, fields=fieldname) but I get this error: TypeError: SearchCursor() got an ...
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Is it possible to script ISIS Mapper?

Does anyone have any experience of scripting or batch processing with ISIS Mapper? I am working on a large modelling and mapping project that will require the processing of significant numbers of 1d ...
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How to run OSgo4W shell script on Windows?

I have a lot of DEMs that I want to use to create hillshades, slopes and color relief from and would like to automate the processes using a shell script within OSgeo4W shell. Here is the code I used ...