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I am a conservation biologist (with 15 years international experience) who is now working in the Spatial industry. One of my projects was awarded the GITA Australia and New Zealand Spatial Excellence award for 2013 and Highly Commended at QSEA. I have presented at several GIS and Disaster Management conferences in Australia since I moved in 2010.

I am focused on automating large processes using python along with ESRI/Mapinfo and open source GIS tools that complement the strengths of each other. I also work in Disaster Management and risk mitigation.


Mar
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comment Python syntax error -can't figure out why?
@Fezter -thanks. I am just correcting the indentation.
Mar
27
comment Python syntax error -can't figure out why?
Thanks, I see the same thing now when I open it in notepad ++. I don't understand why, it is just copy pasted from tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/… (scroll to the end). I am trying to figure out how to convert it to ascii automatically.
Mar
27
comment Python syntax error -can't figure out why?
@ian It just say's Syntax Error - invalid syntax (DrivingDistance.py, line 7). Also in PyScripter it highlights the fromFile = section of the line and when you hover over it, it say Syntax Error: Invalid Syntax
Mar
27
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Mar
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asked Python syntax error -can't figure out why?
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Mar
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accepted Calculate length of line across zones with at least m accuracy
Mar
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comment Calculate length of line across zones with at least m accuracy
I created the points using GDA94 and not MGA. It is for pigeon racing from start point to the loft. We were just concerned by the different distances but if we use one method then the relative distances will be the same.
Feb
28
comment Calculate length of line across zones with at least m accuracy
Google Earth gives 467.28 which is closest to the GDA94, Shape.length value.
Feb
28
comment Calculate length of line across zones with at least m accuracy
Thanks. I am now getting 465.360 which is much lower than the values in GDA94. It is a methodology and projection based issue - I want to figure out what the best system to use is.
Feb
28
comment Calculate length of line across zones with at least m accuracy
Thanks @PolyGeo -when the dataset is converted to 3577 (Australian Albers) and I now get 468.467, that's now a 2km difference between the GDA94 based calculations
Feb
28
revised Draw line between points from multiple datasets
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Feb
28
comment Draw line between points from multiple datasets
I have posted the coord system issue to gis.stackexchange.com/questions/88025/…
Feb
28
asked Calculate length of line across zones with at least m accuracy
Feb
27
comment Draw line between points from multiple datasets
We don't have business analyst. One issue is that the points are across the 54S and 55S boundary and I am using GDA94 but then arcgis won't Calculate Geometry of the line as it's Geographic. I looked at ET Geowizards but can't find an appropriate tool. The Mapinfo distance tool suggested does the same as the point distance tool.
Feb
27
revised Draw line between points from multiple datasets
updated with MMQGIS issue
Feb
27
comment Draw line between points from multiple datasets
thanks but the 2 tools are giving errors. See updated q. Do you know what I should do to fix this?