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Seeking a solution to automatically download shapefile from the web

Question asked by shalpin44 on Jan 8, 2015
Latest reply on Jan 8, 2015 by shalpin44

Hi there, I'm wondering if anyone has a suggestion for a tool or method that would be an efficient solution for my need.

I need to be able to automatically download a shapefile from the usgs website when an earthquake (event) over magnitude 5 occurs in California.

The shapefile contains polygons of shaking intensity bands which will be fed into an internal workflow to perform further analysis.

I believe there are a few ways that this can be achieved (eg. custom python script and/or SSIS). My hope is there is a tool available that I'm not aware of

There is an rss feed from USGS which could be the trigger.  I have looked at ESRI GeoEvent processor but it doesn't have the ability to download that I can find.

I'm thinking of using SSIS to receive the rss data to an sql server table which can be searched for the region and magnitude but then I need a way to go to the event url and download a zipfile automatically.


I appreciate any advice or experience others may have with similar projects.