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Python is an open source interpreted programming language used in many GIS programs.

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What are my hosting options for an app that needs tilestashe along side a django app?

I'm building a GIS webapp that uses tilestache to serve MBTiles and a django app to serve geoJson. I'm having trouble understanding exactly what kind of setup I'd need to host this. I'm new to server ...
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Trying to make xml data readable for Arcgis

I am trying to convert xml data into tabular form for the process of geocoding. We have the xml file with info that we are going to run through an address locator. Do I need a script for this? Can ...
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Recalculate Quantile Breakpoints in CalculateField_management loop?

I have a program that iteratively replaces a temp field where I choose a certain symbology (color ramp and quantile color break methodology) with a few other fields from a join. The program works in ...
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How to attach GP script tools, standard tools, and Python script to a toolbar?

I need to build a custom toolbar that can launch the following items: A Python script tool - shouldn't be a problem, as you can already attach these to a toolbar Out of the box functions such as the ...
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Tracking change with ArcSDE/Oracle

I'm looking for the simplest way to track changes ([delete, update, create] feature(s)) made to the DEFAULT version of a given feature class in ArcSDE(10) and Oracle(11g). Qualifier: I am not a dba ...
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Exposing ArcInfo level liscenses to ArcView desktops via ArcGIS Server and custom python script tool

I have a script that uses an ArcInfo level tool. The script works great on my machine but uses an ArcInfo level tool which the ArcView users don't have. Is exposing these ArcInfo level tools ...
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GDAL Clipping (hack)

I am trying to use the python script from http://www.sparkgeo.com/labs/2010/07/07/gdal-clipping-hack/ to clip a raster based on many shapefiles. The script is using a mysql database an i would like to ...
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Parse XML files in Python (ElementTree)

I am trying to parse some xml and rss feeds to extract some of their data in order to store it in a PostGIS database. The file I want to parse is here: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/catalogs/...
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Generate a random 100x100 m bounding box in any projection in pure Python?

I'm given: Extend of WMS Layer SRS Now I want to, in standard 2.6 Python (no OGR or C lib dependencies), to generate a 100x100m random bounding box within that extent (assuming it is more than ...
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Dynamic Text in ArcMap 10.0 and arcpy - getting user name in specific format

I need to put in a specific text into a text element. The initials of the user who built the map. With arcpy I am trying to set the text element with dynamic text. If I put <dyn type="user"/&...
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How do you convert a bounding box into the canvas CRS?

I need to convert the pixel coordinates of a bounding box to the same CRS being used by an existing layer. Here's the relevant code so far: # First, get the layer-coords version of the bounding box: ...
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Creating geodatabase from CSV using python

I have a file with weather data (daily) for multiple weather stations for multiple years. I am looking for some python script to automate the database creation process and its interpolation on a daily ...
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Is there a GeoDjango tutorial for GeoRSSFeeds?

I'm going through GeoDjango basics right now. Ideally, I'd like to publish a GeoRSS from a set of data I have that is already in Django's database. I know how to get a regular Feed working, but when I ...
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With Python and ArcGIS, how do I add features to a featureclass?

In ArcGIS Python code: CopyFeatures_management copies features to the same featureclass - that means overwrite to the feature class. How can I add new features to one featureclass or namely different ...
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How to set QGIS Python path so that I can use system packages on Windows?

Several Python packages are best installed with a Windows installer. But those installers install to the system-wide Python directory. How do I set the Python path in QGIS? I tried setting PYTHONPATH ...
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Python-arcpy : How make feature list from gdb and value list from field and use them in gaLayer function?

I'm not an expert in python, however I have to write a script to do geostatistical analyses with the GACreateLayer function from Arcgis. I have several data (>2000) and I want to use list of features ...
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select column in csv file in Python

I would like to study a range of data using the same technique in ArcMAP (it will take too much time to do it one by one ;) !). I've been just recently playing with ArcMAP and Python (which can help ...
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Gdal tiling error for EPSG: 3857

i have lots of data which was coordinated with gdal some programatic way at below: gdal_translate -of GTiff -a_ullr %s %s %s %s -a_srs EPSG:3857 %s/%s %s/%s.tif then for tiling them all i am ...
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Convert Georeferenced imagery to vector data using python

Are there any opensource tools I could use to take a projected georeferenced image such as a jpg with world file, that is UTM projection such as NAD83 and convert it into distinct vector polygons ...
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GeoPortal Managing Tool [closed]

i know in this site everybody more or less have been setup a geoportal for showing their basemaps and analysis on local or net for their workers or conserned people in the net. it is obvious that in ...
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Add a .lyr file to multiple mxd's within a specified folder using python

I need to create a python script that will look in a certain folder or workspace, and add a certain .lyr file to each mxd in the folder. I am able create a python script that adds the layer by ...
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Using SearchCursor to access & export values in a raster table

I am desperately trying to export the values in a raster table to a .txt file. I've seen some other folk post about this, but for some reason can't get the code to work in my case. I have a raster, ...
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Finding Raster Overlap within a Directory

Here is the scenario: I have a directory with 100+ map projected, single band, rasters that weighs in a 40GB+. I have used ArcMap's built-in mosaicing tools to create a raster mosaic. I am using a ...
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Access Geoprocessing results in Flex Viewer (Enhanced) Search Widget

I have Robert Scheitlin's Enhanced Search Widget up and running successfully with my MapService using ArcGIS Server and Flex Viewer 2.3. I also have a geoprocessing service that returns a point layer ...
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How to create a list and append objects to it through a loop

Still struggling with this script. Now I need to create an arpy.AddMessage that says "Projected: with the list of feature classes that were projected in the loop" i.e. Projected: filename, ...
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Projecting shapefile with transformation using OGR in python

I want to change coordinate system of a shapefile from British National Grid to WGS84 (in order to be able to convert it to KML later on). To get the best results of projecting I would like to use ...
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How to change the QGIS help dialog? [closed]

I am working with python plugins for QGIS. I am done with my one of my .py file using python 2.5 and pyqt4. It is just help file for QGIS, which i changed. I wanted to incorporate the same in QGIS. I ...
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How to change the the style of a vector layer programmatically? [duplicate]

I want to change the style of the polygon contained in the vector layer. Is there any API available? (I can click the properties of the shapefile, then select the style and change the symbol ...
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Variable XML dataset as reader in FME

I have one problem i am thinking how to solve. My workbench is started from python script. Workbench reads xml file, but name of xml file is each time different. So is it possible to solve this with ...
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Python :ImportError: DLL load failed: The specified module could not be found

I am working on Python plugins for QGIS. I set my variables as PATH :=C:\OSGeo4W\apps\qgis;%PATH% PYTHONPATH:=C:\OSGeo4W\apps\qgis\python But when I try to run my .py file in IDLE I get an error ...
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Can I delete only tables, or only objects sharing a string of text, from a geodatabase?

I've got about 1000 tables in a geodatabse that I need to delete. They are named IntersectedBuffers_1, IntersectedBuffers_2, etc, and they're the only tables in the database. Could someone please ...
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Run FME Workbench with Python

I would like start/run FME workbench from one external python script. Is there some simple syntax/command to do this?
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GeoDjango 'NoneType' error when using 'distance' function

I have a site that's working on our staging server but after copying it to the live server I am getting the following error when trying to perform a distance() call (code cut down to minimum) >>...
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arcpy: check for same record in cell above and below

After using the find duplicates in arcmap 10, I want to check if the feat sequence ("find duplicates" marks all records with the same attributes with the same number [in "feat_seq"] and creates a ...
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How can I, in a general way, rescale a raster in ArcGIS Model Builder

What I want to do is rescale a few rasters from whatever they are now (i.e., values between -99 and +1000 OR -256 - +256 OR 0 - 3.23) to a normalised value (i.e. values between 0 and 1). I would ...
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How do I perform one-step transformation in python?

I would like to perform transformation for this example data set. I have here four pairs of adjustment points and want to transform given point coordinates from primary system to secondary system ...
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How to deal with direction (CW, CCW) of circles, in particular with shapely?

I am translating an input that describes zones by mixing segments and arcs. Arcs are given by a center, 2 points (beginning/end of arc) and a direction (CW or CCW). In a first prototypes using GDAL, I ...
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ArcGIS Geoprocessing Services - Don't work if 'Run python script in process' not checked

I have a standard geoprocessing toolbox that I am exposing as a geoprocessing service. The tools in this toolbox are plain 'ol python scripts. All of this is being done in ArcGIS 9.3.1. As a ...
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Find and Replace expression needed in Field Calculator ArcGIS 10

Looking for the Field Calculator code (Python preferred) to replace the last numeral values in a field using another field's values for entire attribute table. Please see screen shot here:
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How to use QGIS Time Manager sample data?

I've downloaded the Time Manager plugin for QGIS for Windows, version 1.7.1. I'm not sure whether I should really be asking a question on here, but since there doesn't seem to be an issue tracker on ...
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Measuring distance in spherical Mercator vs zoned UTM

I've got points in WGS84 lat/long and I'd like to measure "small" (less than say 5km) distances between them. I can use the haversine formula from http://www.movable-type.co.uk/scripts/latlong.html ...
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Interpolate undulations for given points using a geoid model

I have two databases, the first one (F.tsj) contains gps points: coordinates and ellipsoid heights and the second one is simply a geoid model where every line stores latitude, longitude, and ...
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Buffer Selected Line Segments Using ArcGIS 10 or Python

I haven't quite found a solution for buffering selected line segments of a road network without extporting the selected line segments to a new file and then buffering. I want to avoid creating a ...
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Search Raster Files from Folder that Have Same Spatial Coordinates Using Python

I have approximately 700 raster files in a single folder and I need to find files that have the same spatial extent and copy to a different folder. The raster files measure daily snow cover and ...
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Multiple Conditional Reclassification - ArcGIS

This is a question out of curiosity rather than a problem as I am not the most experienced with raster datasets and I wonder if there is a better solution to my current approach. I am trying create a ...
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Parameters for python script: how to provide a user interface that lists a tool's available value options?

I have several scripts that I have working from inside PythonWin. I am now experimenting with running these from inside ArcMap 10.0 so I can have a user define the parameters of the script. An ...
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Problems with python postgis polygon

I have a problem with the examples in the book "Python Geospatial Development". I can't write to the PostgreSQL database polygons from TM_WORLD_BORDERS (Chapter 7, page 202 in book). Code: src_file = ...
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Updating Fusion Table layers from csv files using python

I'm trying to use Python to take csv files and use them to update (or replace) tables in Fusion Tables. I found the "Python client library for Fusion Tables" on googles' site and downloaded them as ...
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ArcGIS Select Analysis using Unique Values from Field

I am trying to create separate shapefile using Select analysis with ArcPy by doing an SQL query to create them based on a unique value from the field. I want to create a list of the unique values in ...
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Query for Selecting only Selected Fc's from a GDB

I need to version n number of fc's which start with sde."ENT-QA". I need to select only those feature classes and run versioning for it. Can anyone help me in writing the query for selecting only fc's ...