Calculating lat/long values

Discussion created by mdly68 on Sep 22, 2011
Latest reply on Dec 11, 2013 by rprovost
I am not normally a programmer myself, but I've used ESRI's model builder and exported models to python scripts that can be executed as part of a batch file. It's not too hard to do, but I don't see a standard toolbox to use and may need to be handled by python.

Basically I need to build a model to trigger ESRI's "Calculate Geometry" function, returning results in decimal degrees or DMS. I don't see any toolboxes to serve that purpose. After searching online, all I can find are python scripts using the CalculateValue toolbox to return the X-Y values. But they're returned in feet and I need to have decimal degrees.

I found a script that looked like what I needed, but it required the Defense Mapping extension in order to use it, which I don't have.

Any easy answers?