The final module for GIS Programming 5103 ended with an introduction to sharing tools.
There are three ways that a tool can be shared.
1. The first method is compressing the original folder structure using a ZIP file. This ZIP file can then be emailed or posted online.
2. The second method involves users having access to the same local network. The folder containing the file structure can be copied into the folder accessible to all users.
3. The third method is to publish the toolbox as a geoprocessing service using ArcGIS.
The final modules assignment involved working with a created toolbox and a completed script tool. The tool was edited and updated in ArcMap and the script was embedded into the tool and password protected. The toolbox was then submitted with no other files.
Below are screenshots of the final product. The tool dialog box was created from the provided script. The purpose of the script/tool is to create randomly placed points inside of a feature, then create buffers around those points.The results include the boundary feature, random points and buffers.
|Tool dialog box|
|Results of running the tool dialog box.|