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Python utilities for use with Esri ArcGIS Desktop software

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# README #


### What is this repository for? ###
* A collection of (mostly) arcpy related utilities for use within ArcGIS (ArcCatalog/ArcMap) and Python 2.7. Going forward, this repo will be compatible with ArcGIS Pro (Python 3) as well where possible.

### How do I get set up? ###

* To install the utilities:
* `pip install arc_utils`
* Clone the repo to your machine and add the path to the python install https://docs.python.org/2/tutorial/modules.html#the-module-search-path
* Optionally, you can copy the folder to the site-packages in the ESRI python install directory, or add a .pth file to the site-packages folder pointing to the clone directory.

To use the utilities:
* in the python window in ArcMap/ArcCatalog/Pro
```python
import arc_utils as au
```
* typing `au.` will now reveal the modules and functions available to you if you have autocomplete on
* Depends on arcpy (only available with Esri license)
* NOTE: arcpy changes for ArcGIS Pro (Python 3.x) include a name change: arcpy.mapping = arcpy.mp as well as some function changes

### Example usage ###

```python
import arc_utils as au
tbl = au.table.TableObj(path to featureclass)
print(tbl.fields) # list all fields
```

### Contribution guidelines ###

* Contributions welcomed, this is a starting point for various utilities that I think could be useful within Arc.


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