Polygon Characteristics

Running programmatically

Calculates some characteristics of the polygons from a polygon dataset







1. Bourke, P., 1993. Fractal Dimension Calculator User Manual, Online. Available: http://paulbourke.net/fractals/fracdim/

Running Programmatically

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Expression Explanation
Function Name PolygonCharacteristics
<input dataset> A String representing the input layer. Must be of Polygon type.
<output dataset> A String - the full name of the output layer.
{Calculate Depth} A Boolean indicating whether to calculate polygon depth or not.
{Calculate Fractal} A Boolean indicating whether to calculate fractal dimension or not.
{Precision} An Integer between 0 and 8 representing the number of places after the decimal point to be used.

Running the function

ETGWPath used in the table below is the  full path to ETGWRun.exe (E.G. "C:\Program Files\ETSpatial Techniques\ETGeo Wizards\ETGWRun.exe")

Language Syntax
Python subprocess.call([ETGWPath, "PolygonCharacteristics", "input dataset", "output dataset", "Calculate Depth", "Calculate Fractal", "Precision"])
.NET using ETGWRun.exe StartInfo.FileName = ETGWPath
StartInfo.Arguments = "PolygonCharacteristics" "input dataset" "output dataset" "Calculate Depth" "Calculate Fractal" "Precision"
.NET using ETGWOutX.dll PolygonCharacteristics(input dataset, output dataset, Calculate Depth, Calculate Fractal, Precision)
ArcPy arcpy.PolygonCharacteristics(input dataset, output dataset, "Calculate Depth", "Calculate Fractal", "Precision")


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