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Programming ArcGIS 10.1 with Python Cookbook by Eric Pimpler

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Finding geoprocessing tools

Before using a tool in your geoprocessing script, you will need to make sure that you have access to that tool, based on the current license level of ArcGIS Desktop that you are running or that your end users will run. This information is contained within the ArcGIS Desktop help system.

Getting ready

The availability of geoprocessing tools for your script is dependent upon the ArcGIS license level you are using. At version 10.1 of ArcGIS Desktop, there are three license levels, namely Basic, Standard, and Advanced. These were formerly known as ArcView, ArcEditor, and ArcInfo, respectively. It is important for you to understand the license level required for the tool that you want to use in your script. In addition to ...

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