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reading multiple shapefiles

03-24-2022 03:03 AM
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I have a simulation software that generates a shapefile for each time step and for each z layer.I want to read all the sapefiles automatically or combine them into one .My final goal is to creat an animation of the evolution of my parameters for each layer.Can u please help me.

thx in advance 

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MVP Esteemed Contributor

Append (Data Management)—ArcGIS Pro | Documentation or 

Merge (Data Management)—ArcGIS Pro | Documentation

but the final product should be a featureclass in a file geodatabase unless you have some need for a shapefile

Right-click on the tool in ArcToolbox and select "batch"

... sort of retired...
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but I dont have the time as a parametrer in my txt file so if I merge them together it will delete one of them .the shapefiles have the time written in their name .Also how to automate this process .FYI : I have a 3 hour timestep over a simulation time of 30 days.  


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