[FWTools] Get lat & long from shapefiles in SPC

Ron Phillips RPhillips at engineer.co.summit.oh.us
Fri Jun 3 14:56:22 EDT 2005

My agency works mostly in State Plane Coordinates, and we have many
shapefiles that contain SPC-based X and Y. 
I'd like to just enter the point-type shapefile path and the database
path and get a datatable with Easting, Northing, Lat, and Long all in
there with the data from the dbf. (For polygon and polyline data, I just
extract the bounding box, not all the rings or segments.)
Right now I am getting the SPC data out of the shapefiles and putting
it into a datatable, then using CorpsCon to find the Lats and Longs, but
I'd like to get rid of that step.
I am fairly familiar with Python, but not with GIS data, per se. Is
there anything in FWTools or Shapefile lib that can help me?
Ron Phillips
County of Summit Engineer
538 E. South St.
Akron, OH 44311
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