Generating Contour types using contour value

Discussion created by dedge on Mar 28, 2011
Latest reply on Mar 28, 2011 by niklas.norrthonesri-se-esridist
Greetings All

I've looked around and can't seem to find a ready-made solution to my problem. (Maybe I'm looking in the wrong place)

Anyhoo....I have generated a whole bunch of contours from a DEM and would like an attribute that would separate the contours into: 5m contours, 1m contours etc.

I fudged a python script together that takes the contour value, separates the fraction from the whole number, evaluates the the fraction and then populates the Layer field.

My question is:
Is this the cleanest way around this problem? Or is there some other python function I should use?

This is my code....
fc = r"D:/LIDAR/Lidar.gdb/Contour_pt25m"

# Creates the cursor
rows = gp.UpdateCursor(fc)
row = rows.Next()

# takes each contour value, separates the decimal from the whole number...
#  evaluates it and then assigns the index type to the LAYER field

while row:
    ConTxt = row.CONTOUR
    TxtSplt = math.modf(ConTxt)
     if TxtSplt[0]==0.5:
        row.Layer = "0.5m Contour"
    elif TxtSplt[0]==0.25:
        row.Layer = "0.25m Contour"
    elif TxtSplt[0]==0.75:
        row.Layer = "0.75m Contour"
    elif TxtSplt[0]==0.0:
        Txt2 = float(ConTxt)/5
        IntTxt = math.modf(Txt2)
        if IntTxt[0]==0:
            row.Layer = "5m Contour"
            row.Layer = "1m Contour"
    row = rows.Next()

# Clean up cursors
del rows
del row

Thanks in advance


PS: Not sure why code indentation is getting messed up when I paste it here...