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How it all began….

I started learning Python for Geoprocessing last year as a “hobby” but it has gone much past that now.   I have always been someone that needs to be challenged and programming it obviously just that…. challenging.

I did read a lot about Python but using it in Geoprocessing was a lot easier than just raw programming.  With the interface for ArcToolbox tools it is easier to code then writing out the entire code.  After a while I got pretty comfortable with Python Geoprocessing but I soon discovered the limitations to the “tools” that I wanted to create.  I wanted to take my tools out of geoprocessing and create more of a wizard like tool.  With a lot of help from a Perl programmer and a couple of folks that you have seen their names all over the forums, I have created my stand-alone GUI interface as I had wanted.

From all of this comes the fact that there have been so many others that have helped me either directly or indirectly.  I have seen that there is so much info all over the web and I want to do my part to help.  Again, I have limited knowledge of Python, wxPython, and Geoprocessing with Python.  It is because of this that I have had to learn to crawl and was astonished at some of the simpliest tasks that I wanted to do required hours upon hours of searching.  But alas, in the end it is so great to figure it out and run it without any error messages!!

So I will soon start adding in snippets of code for some of the basic Python, wxPython, and Geoprocessing with Python functions.

If there are any others out there that would like to contribute, please let me know.  I would love this to blossom into a consolidated resource for Pythonistas new and experienced.


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