After days of solving errors and various issues I finally have code that runs in ArcMap... but the shapefile that shows up does not show any points on the map. I checked the attribute table and all fields are showing up there. Zoom to layer doesn't change anything.

Can anyone help me see why this is happening and how to fix it?

Here is the relevant code that I think is having an issue: EDIT: adding more code as requested The name variable is a dictionary from a read/loaded CSV.

# Create shapefile
arcpy.CreateFeatureclass_management(arcpy.env.workspace, outputClass, "POINT", "", "", "", coordsys)
# List variables
xCoord = []
yCoord = []
status = []
names = []
pid = 1
# Add fields to new shapefile
arcpy.AddField_management(outputClass, "Name", "TEXT")
arcpy.AddField_management(outputClass, "Status", "TEXT")

offenseField = ["ID", "Name", "Status", "SHAPE@"]
with arcpy.da.InsertCursor(outputClass, offenseField) as isCursor:
    for key, values in name.iteritems():
        xCoord = filter(None, xCoord)
        xCoord = map(float, xCoord)
        yCoord = filter(None, yCoord)
        yCoord = map(float, yCoord)
    for x, y, z, a in zip(xCoord, yCoord, names, status):
        newPoint = arcpy.point(x,y)
        arcpy.AddMessage("New point saved at {0}".format(newPoint))
        pid = pid + 1
        isCursor.insertRow([pid, z, a, newPoint])
  • Please show a bit more in your code snippet, specifically the line when you create the insert cursor you are using.
    – GeoSharp
    Dec 7, 2016 at 17:43
  • Edited above to add on more code. Dec 7, 2016 at 17:51
  • Is this currently how you have your code indented? In you snippet the second loop is indented in a way that will cause issues
    – GeoSharp
    Dec 7, 2016 at 17:57
  • 2
    What is offenseField set as? You're inserting 4 values for the row, but it looks like your cursor only has one field. Recommend using SHAPE@XY and setting newPoint = (x,y) .
    – Evan
    Dec 7, 2016 at 20:27
  • 3
    SHAPE@ expects a geometry object so you would need to construct it with newPoint = arcpy.PointGeometry(arcpy.point(x,y)). For troubleshooting, have you tried printing the record you are trying to insert? newRow = [pid, z, a, newPoint] print(newRow) isCursor.insertRow(newRow)
    – Evan
    Dec 7, 2016 at 21:26


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