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NOAA RSS feed download and join

Question asked by welshpa on Feb 23, 2015
Latest reply on Feb 23, 2015 by bharold-esristaff

Hi everyone,


I'm trying to craft up a Python script that will download the XML files from this RSS Feed -


After downloading them, I'd then like to join them with the April 2015 shapefile from NOAA - AWIPS Map Database Catalog - Public Forecast Zones


They have similar naming conventions so it should work. I'm new to Python so I don't really know where to begin. I've read about BeautifulSoup, Feedparser, Requests, etc. but I'm still confused.


I have IDLE, the arcpy library, Arc Desktop 10.2.2, and Python 2.7.5.


The main goal of this script would be so that I don't have to rely on the NOAA ArcGIS Online services for data. There are times when it is down but I still need geospatial watches & warnings.


Thanks in advance. Looking forward to help.