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arcpy  scripting error question

Question asked by dmajumder23 on Oct 17, 2018
Latest reply on Oct 17, 2018 by jborgion

I am having some issues with creating a  script to count stairwells from a stair shapefile. I have two shapefiles one being stairs and another one being  stairwell.   I  was instructed to use this  code  and  make  a simple  script. i am not used to working with python so if you can help that would be much appreciated. code is pasted below.


def createInternalParallelLines():
# import libraries
import arcpy

# set input/output parameters
polyFC = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(0) # input polygons
outParallel = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(1) # output parallel lines
lineSpacing = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(2) # line spacing
buffDist = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(3) # inner buffer distance

# parse numbers from parameters
lineSpaceNum = float(lineSpacing.split(' ')[0])
buffNum = float(buffDist.split(' ')[0])

# establish spatial reference
desc = arcpy.Describe(polyFC)
SR = desc.spatialReference

# set overwrite environment
arcpy.env.overwriteOutput = True
arcpy.env.outputCoordinateSystem = SR

parallels = []
# create hull rectangle to establish a rotated area of interest
coordSplit = row[0].hullRectangle.split(' ')

# collect corner coordinates
coordList = arcpy.Array([arcpy.Point(coordSplit[0],coordSplit[1]),arcpy.Point(coordSplit[2],coordSplit[3]),arcpy.Point(coordSplit[4],coordSplit[5]),arcpy.Point(coordSplit[6],coordSplit[7]),arcpy.Point(coordSplit[0],coordSplit[1])])

# create lines from hull rectangle
currentLines = []
for pointNum in range(0,4):
hullRecLine = arcpy.Polyline(arcpy.A
# loop through each input shape
for row in arcpy.da.SearchCursor(polyFC, ["SHAPE@"], spatial_reference=SR):

# create inner buffer
polyBuff = row[0].buffer(buffNum * -1)

# compare first and second line to determine if first line is short or long
firstLong = 0
if currentLines[0].length < currentLines[1].length:
firstLong = 1

# calculate number of points needed along short axis
numPoints = int(math.floor(currentLines[firstLong].length/lineSpaceNum))

# create and join points to create parallel lines
for point in range(1,numPoints+1):
shortPoint1 = currentLines[firstLong].positionAlongLine(lineSpaceNum*point)
shortPoint2 = currentLines[firstLong + 2].positionAlongLine(currentLines[firstLong + 2].length - (lineSpaceNum*point))
parallel = arcpy.Polyline(arcpy.Array([shortPoint1.centroid,shortPoint2.centroid]), SR)

# intersect parallel lines with buffer
parallelBuff = parallel.intersect(polyBuff,2)

# write geometries to disk
arcpy.CopyFeatures_management(parallels, outParallel)

# add to map
mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("CURRENT")
dataFrame = arcpy.mapping.ListDataFrames(mxd, "*")[0]
addLayer = arcpy.mapping.Layer(outParallel)
arcpy.mapping.AddLayer(dataFrame, addLayer)

del row