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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.


Oct
11
awarded  Promoter
Oct
11
revised Hotlink vector/raster files to open in current workspace in ArcGIS 10 similar to Mapinfo
clarified title and required solution since a bounty was offered
Oct
11
accepted How to read MapInfo .tab files in ArcPy?
Oct
11
comment Efficiency of python script using SAGA and arcpy
still having issues but they are with implementing the python modules for saga on my system and not the core question here. So I am accepting this answer.
Oct
11
accepted Efficiency of python script using SAGA and arcpy
Oct
11
asked How to automatically email interim results from model builder?
Oct
1
comment Setting “REAL” work/scratch workspace in ESRI/ERDAS etc
Thanks Matt. This works so far.
Oct
1
accepted Setting “REAL” work/scratch workspace in ESRI/ERDAS etc
Sep
30
comment Hotlink vector/raster files to open in current workspace in ArcGIS 10 similar to Mapinfo
thanks but this seems more complicated that it should be. MapInfo hotlinks do it perfectly and takes a few mins only to get working if the root file name is available in the table. Why isn't similar functionality built in to ArcGIS 10.
Sep
29
asked Hotlink vector/raster files to open in current workspace in ArcGIS 10 similar to Mapinfo
Sep
27
accepted Limits to processing files from a list of rasters
Sep
27
answered Limits to processing files from a list of rasters
Sep
27
comment Issue with Mosaic to New Raster tool
Accepted this as it is an issue in ArcGIS 10 itself.
Sep
27
accepted Issue with Mosaic to New Raster tool
Sep
27
comment Setting “REAL” work/scratch workspace in ESRI/ERDAS etc
Thanks. Trying this as well. Will test with a large process and see.
Sep
27
comment Efficiency of python script using SAGA and arcpy
@johanvdw can you help with completing this?
Sep
22
comment Efficiency of python script using SAGA and arcpy
Sorry about the confusion. I was initially trying to do 2 steps in SAGA and 2 in arcpy and the process worked for small tiles <200mx200m but failed with a "Access Violation error" on the 1kmx1km grids we have. I tried to see if we could work "in memory" not specifically in "in_memory", which I didn't know about. Now in the SAGA cmd line (via python) I import las to spc, reclassify to one type (for example ground=2) and then save as shp -then in arcpy create TIN's etc. The issue is that using the command line is slow (approx 2 hours per tile instead of 5 mins when processed in the SAGA GUI).
Sep
22
comment Efficiency of python script using SAGA and arcpy
It's probably something simple I am doing wrong here. I still get the same error and can't figure out how to get a speciefic error message so that I can fix it...I tried by adding {{print os.error.filename, os.error.args, os.error.errno, }} to the module execution code >>> SAGA Application Programming Interface - Version: 2.0.7 Module Loaded <member 'errno' of 'exceptions.EnvironmentError' objects> <attribute 'message' of 'exceptions.BaseException' objects> <member 'strerror' of 'exceptions.EnvironmentError' objects> module execution failed >>>
Sep
22
comment Setting “REAL” work/scratch workspace in ESRI/ERDAS etc
Great. Have you tried to process a file that has an uncompressed size larger than your c: drive? to check monitor your c:\users\...\AppData\Local\Temp directory while running a process. If this grows then the issue persists...
Sep
22
comment Efficiency of python script using SAGA and arcpy
I do know what sys arg's are but wasn't clear on how they are used in the script you provided. Even with the values put in it still gives the same error. That's why I was inquiring about where to input the names of the files to process. So can we trace why the program gives the error I posted?