From classes at uni, I have just some basic knowledge of Python. After an introduction to variables, datatypes, lists etc., we were using GDAL/OGR and despite some troubles, I was able to write some simple scripts performing geo-operations. We were also only very briefly introduced to ArcPy.
Now, I am trying to process tasks for my bachelor thesis where I have 11 shapefiles of geocoded data. I need to perform the same operation over each of the point shapefiles (they contain very similar data - addresses of students' studying at our faculty during the given academical year). I am sure it must be possible to write a simple script that would iterate through each of the shapefiles and perform desired operation but I am unable to put it together.
Could anyone at least give me a hint how to do it?
I am aware that this is not a place where I ask a question and you do everything instead of me.
I suppose I should be using ArcPy to do this, am I right?
What I specifically want to do is extract (like select and put them in a new shapefile) those points which are inside buffers I created. I have 5 concentric rings with given perimeters.
You probably understand that clicking 5×11 times very similar operations is not what is particularly scholarly.
Which part of 'help' should I explore?