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Batch Project (Data Management)

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Changes the coordinate system of your input feature classes or feature datasets, including the datum or spheroid, and defines the location of points on a planar surface.


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Command line syntax
An overview of the Command Line window
BatchProject_management <Input_Feature_Class_or_Dataset; Input_Feature_Class_or_Dataset...> <Output_Workspace> {Output_Coordinate_System} {Template_dataset} {Transformation}

Parameter Explanation Data Type
<Input_Feature_Class_or_Dataset; Input_Feature_Class_or_Dataset...>

The input feature classes or feature datasets whose coordinates are to be converted.

Geodataset
<Output_Workspace>

The output location of each new feature class or feature dataset whose coordinates have been converted.

Workspace | Feature Dataset
{Output_Coordinate_System}

Name of the coordinate system to be applied to each input dataset or feature class.

Coordinate System
{Template_dataset}

A feature class or feature dataset whose coordinate system is used during project.

Geodataset
{Transformation}

A method that converts data between two geographic coordinate systems (datums).

Whereas a spheroid approximates the shape of the earth, a geographic transformation or datum defines the position of the spheroid relative to the center of the earth.

A local datum aligns its spheroid to closely fit the earth's surface in a particular area.

String
Data types for geoprocessing tool parameters


Command line example

batchproject_management "c:\data_nad27\parcel_loc.shp;c:\data_nad27\roads.shp" c:\data_nad83 'Coordinate Systems\Projected Coordinate Systems\Utm\Nad 1927\NAD 1927 UTM Zone 14N.prj' # NAD_1927_To_NAD_1983_NTv2_Canada

Scripting syntax
About getting started with writing geoprocessing scripts
BatchProject_management (Input_Feature_Class_or_Dataset, Output_Workspace, Output_Coordinate_System, Template_dataset, Transformation)

Parameter Explanation Data Type
Input_Feature_Class_or_Dataset (Required)

The input feature classes or feature datasets whose coordinates are to be converted.

Geodataset
Output_Workspace (Required)

The output location of each new feature class or feature dataset whose coordinates have been converted.

Workspace | Feature Dataset
Output_Coordinate_System (Optional)

Name of the coordinate system to be applied to each input dataset or feature class.

Coordinate System
Template_dataset (Optional)

A feature class or feature dataset whose coordinate system is used during project.

Geodataset
Transformation (Optional)

A method that converts data between two geographic coordinate systems (datums).

Whereas a spheroid approximates the shape of the earth, a geographic transformation or datum defines the position of the spheroid relative to the center of the earth.

A local datum aligns its spheroid to closely fit the earth's surface in a particular area.

String

Data types for geoprocessing tool parameters


Script example

import arcgisscripting
gp = arcgisscripting.create()

gp.workspace = "c:/Workspace/canada.mdb"
gp.BatchProject("rivers;roads", "c:/Workspace/provinces.mdb", "Coordinate Systems/Geographic Coordinate Systems/North America/North American Datum 1983.prj", "", "NAD_1927_To_NAD_1983_NTv2_Canada")

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