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Programming ArcGIS 10.1 with Python Cookbook by Eric Pimpler

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Chapter 10. Listing and Describing GIS Data

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Getting a list of feature classes in a workspace
  • Restricting the list of objects returned with a wildcard
  • Restricting the list of objects returned with a feature type
  • Getting a list of fields in a feature class or table
  • Using the Describe() function to return descriptive information about a feature class
  • Using the Describe() function to return descriptive information about an image
  • Returning workspace information with the Describe() function

Introduction

Python provides you the ability to batch process data through scripting. This helps you to automate workflows and increases the efficiency of your data processing. For example, you may need to iterate through ...

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