I’m fairly inexperienced with python, but have been attempting to use it to automate a geoprocessing workflow. I’ve pieced together most of it, but I’m stuck with one section…
I have a shapefile with transect lines, and attribute fields TransNa (transect name) and surveydate (date of survey). I want to split each transect line into segments based on a user specified distance. The output file would have a number of segments representing each transect line. I also want to add a few fields to the output file.
Interval – sequential record number for each segment of a transect line. First segment of each transect line would be 1.
Segment – Sort records by surveydate, TransNa and Interval fields, then add a sequential record number for all records.
Mid_x – x coordinate for segment midpoint
Mid_y – y coordinate for segment midpoint
Any guidance on how to achieve this would be much appreciated!