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Migrating to GeoAccessor insead of SpatialDataFrame

Question asked by dot_mmekuria on Jan 14, 2020
Latest reply on Apr 10, 2020 by PKlingman-esristaff

I am a bit confused by the GeoAccessor documenation and miss the improvement made by using it instead of the the now deprecated SpatialDataFrame.  I tried to move to the geoAccessor (gac function below) but what I get is not a dataframe or anything I can convert to a feature or set the geometry column etc. 

 Image below shows a pandas dataframe iterated using df.itertuples() (i.e. for mrow in df.itertuples(): 

What I want to do is convert this row data which was originally in a feature layer (has itsown geometry) from a pandas frame again to a feature (later on featureset) after performing other operations.  How can I do that using the geoaccessor instead of using SpatialDataFrame (which was a lot more simpler)?  Since the mrow is not geometry aware, I must set the geometry column, but I could not do that via the geoaccessor even though the documentation says I can.  SpatialDataFrame gives me what I need but I want to move forward.