Presented at the AR GIS User's Forum 2013 meeting in Rogers, AR, Sept 2013
Python is becoming deeply embedded in both GIS and 3D animation and modeling packages. In the GIS realm, Python is becoming the de facto standard language for automation and data processing in both the commercial and open-source arenas. As for the 3D animation and modeling industry, the same holds true; Python is emerging as the language of choice for APIs to allow developers to automate repetitive tasks and extend the core functionality of the software packages. So what do you do when you have a project where your GIS package needs to communicate with and pass data to your 3D package? You use Python, of course. These packages all have Python support, so getting them to talk should be easy, right? Not so much. This talk will be a highly technical case study on how we used Python to convince ArcGIS 10.0 and Vue Infinite 10.5 to be friends.