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Is there a Guide to Translate ArcPy code to GDAL equivalent? [duplicate]

Due to cost-cutting measures I've been asked if I can migrate ArcPy code to a GDAL equivalent. I'm fairly new to GIS, ArcPy, and GDAL. Is there a website or guide which caters to providing ...
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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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Simple thematic mapping of shapefile using Python?

I wish to visualize geographical data in Python, without using ArcGIS/ArcPy, and make a map. On the internet I found how to make a thematic map using Python: Here is some code that I tried: ...
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Elevation profile 10 km each side of a line

How can I get an elevation profile for a band of terrain? The highest elevation within 10 km (on each side of the defined line) should be taken into account. I hope my question is clear. Thank you ...
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Updating Attributes using Pyshp

Is it possible to update an attribute field in a shapefile using pyshp ? I went through their documentation and all they show is how to create new attribute rather than editing or updating an already ...
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How to install Fiona to read Shapefile attributes with OSGeo4W?

I´m developing a plugin in Python and I need to read the shapefile attributes, so I found the Fiona API and dbfpy also but I don't understand how to install these packages because I install the QGIS ...
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Python Script for getting elevation difference between two points [closed]

I have several stream segments 1000 Km long. I need to find the elevation difference between two consecutive points of distance 1 Km starting from the upstream to downstream. How can I get the ...
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better way to duplicate a layer using ogr in python?

I'm splitting a large shapefile into many smaller ones using ogr. I'd like to just copy all of the field and layer config information from the original. Here's how I'm doing it now: src = ogr.Open('...
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Checking what changed inside updated shapefile

I am using different shapefiles from open data in Switzerland. They have just updated the whole set. My question is: how to compared two layers (new and old version)? I would like to know the ...
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Translating ArcPy Commands to GDAL Equivalents? [closed]

I'm trying to figure out GDAL equivalencies to the following arcpy functions: arcpy.env.overwriteOutput() arcpy.MakeFeatureLayer_management() arcpy.SpatialJoin_analysis() arcpy.da.SearchCursor() ...