Point File Information (3D Analyst)

Generates a new output feature class containing statistical information about one or more point files.


Illustration

Point file information output

Usage tips

Syntax

PointFileInformation_3d (input;input..., out_feature_class, in_file_type, file_suffix, input_coordinate_system, folder_recursion, extrude_geometry, decimal_separator)
Parameter Explanation Datatype
Input (Required)

One or more input point data file or folder.

File | Folder; File | Folder...
Output Feature Class (Required)

The output feature class.

Feature Class
Input File Format (Required)

The format of the input file(s).

String
File Suffix (Required)

The suffix of the files to import when a folder is specified on input.

String
Input Coordinate System (Optional)

The coordinate system of the input data.

Coordinate System
Process Input Folders Recursively (Optional)

Scans recursively though subfolders and creates output for each file encountered in the directory structure.

Boolean
Extrude Geometry (Optional)

A 3D multipatch feature class will be generated.

Boolean
Decimal Separator (Optional)

The ASCII file separator. The default is DECIMAL_POINT.

String
Data types for geoprocessing tool parameters

Script Example

# Purpose: Import point file(s) to create a statistical representation of the point data in an output feature class. 

# Create the Geoprocessor object
import arcgisscripting
gp = arcgisscripting.create()

#Check out the 3D Analyst extension
gp.CheckOutExtension ("3D")

try:
    # Set the workspace (to avoid having to type in the full path to the data every time)
    gp.workspace = "D:/Docs1/GP/GPOutput"
    # Select the 3D Analyst Toolbox
    gp.toolbox = "3D"
    input = "c:/workspace/lasdata"
    # Process: import point data files and save out a feature class
    gp.pointfileinformation_3d (input, "OutputFC", "LAS", "las", "#", "True", "True")

except:

    # If an error occurred while running the tool print the error messages.
    print gp.GetMessages()

See Also

  • An overview of the 3D Analyst Conversion toolset
  • Import 3D Files (3D Analyst)