Thursday, 11 October 2012
Rectangular Buffer Tools
Apart from using the available GIS tools in readily available commercial and open source software. The course in Msc Applied Geoinformatics provided opportunities for me to apply established GIScience concepts in creating usable GIS tools. One of such tools was the rectangular buffer script tool created for the ArcGIS 10 software. Using python language, the tool was designed to accept user input including point features and the buffer distance and then computing rectangular buffers around the point features.
Additionally, adequate documentation was provided to help any users of such tools. I have been able to develop small scripts to carry out minor repetitive tasks in ArcGIS 10 including scripts to carry out spline interpolation on point features with many fields in the attribute table.