Python-Powered GIS Products at the MRCC

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Monday, 5 January 2015
Zoe A. Zaloudek, ISWS, Champaign, IL

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Over the last few years, many new GIS-based products have been created using Python at the Midwestern Regional Climate Center (MRCC). Many of these products have to be created on a daily or hourly basis, hence the need for automation. The Python scripts written to create these products take advantage of ESRI's ArcPy module and its geoprocessing and mapping capabilities. MRCC GIS Specialist Zoe Zaloudek will talk about how these python scripts take climate data in formats such as CSV, textfile, and JSON objects, make GIS data out of these inputs, and then create a wide variety of static and dynamic maps.