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GIS @ UWF Blog: GIS 5103 – GIS Programming

Module 6: Geoprocessing

In module 6 GIS Programming (GIS 5103) students
built on the previous weeks lab of geoprocessing with ArcGIS ModelBuilder, by
considering how to automate workflows directly with Python scripting. For the
assignment, students write a script that performs three separate geoprocessing
functions: adding xy coordinates, creating a buffer and dissolving spatial
features. As is required by all labs, students complete a flowchart depicting
the logical flow of their scripts.  

This week, we would like to highlight the outstanding work of Robert “Taylor” Moore. Taylor’s
flowchart is shown below illustrating how his script accomplished the three
geoprocessing tasks:
Taylor successfully
completed all parts of the assignment and the associated quiz with distinction!
is extremely detailed and something
to be proud of. He did a great job describing the steps taken to complete
this module including an informative flowchart that used the correct standard
illustrating the steps he took to automate the geoprocessing steps. 
Taylor is currently work as an
Environmental Specialist for a small consulting firm based at Camp Lejeune
Marine Corps Base. In a recent weekly virtual session Taylor discussed a
potential topic for the end-of-semester project focused on automating via
Python geoprocessing task for a work-related project. This is very exciting because we love to see students taking what they learn in the classroom into real
work applications. We look forward to watching Taylor’s continued success with

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