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Extract Coordinates from SEDF

Question asked by lspear on Jun 13, 2020
Latest reply on Jun 15, 2020 by lspear

Extracting Point Coordinates from a SEDF: Using the ArcGIS API for Python and a Spatially Enabled Data Frame (SEDF) I would like to know if there is an easy way similar to using GeoPandas to extract  the x and y coordinates of points (census tract centroids) and assign them to new items/variables? For instance in GeoPandas:

   df_tract['XC'] = df_tract.geometry.x  and  df_tract['YC'] = df_tract.geometry.y

   This will produce an Attribute Error:  'DataFrame' object has no attribute 'geometry' 

I know the SEDF stores geometry as a SHAPE dictionary and have tried various direct ways to get these coordinated short of iterating through the distionary such as:

df_tract['XC'] = df_tract.get("x")  and  df_tract['YC'] = df_tract.get("y")

   No error this way but resulting values are None

I am slowly becoming more familar with using Python so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.