shrug-l: RE: Lat/Longs in an Attribute Table

Glombowski, Patina Patina.Glombowski at
Thu Apr 12 13:06:57 EDT 2007


Thank you.  I know that I can delete the previous output data and rerun the
tool.  However, the complaint comes from a staff member that I recently
assisted that insists that there should be a way for lat/longs to
automatically update without any additional effort or input on our part.  So,
I assured him that I would check into it-thus, my reason for posting to GIS-L
and SHRUG-L.  By the way, I'm still using 9.1, haven't had an opportunity to
update myself or staff here to 9.2.  

Thanks again for your response.  

Have a great day,


Patina J. Glombowski
GIS Analyst/Environmental Specialist
Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection, SW District
13051 N. Telecom Parkway
Temple Terrace, FL  33637-0926
(813) 632-7600 x488
SC:  514-9155
Fax:  (813) 632-7663
Patina.Glombowski at

From: Ley, Louis 
Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2007 12:49 PM
To: Glombowski, Patina
Subject: Coordinate Script

The easiest way to accomplish your task is to delete the lat/long fields
created by the script from your table and run the script again.
This will update the locations.

I used the ESRI script copied below to add fields to a point layer's
attribute table (for latitude and longitude) and to have the fields populated
with each feature's respective coordinates. 
This worked great. 
When the layer is edited (the point locations are moved), the attribute table
does not automatically update lat/longs to reflect the change in location.
Is there a script that would not only add the respective coordinates for each
point location at the time the script is ran, but would also update the
lat/longs when a feature's location is changed?
Thanks for your help.
Have a great day,

Lou Ley
Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection
Central District GIS Coordinator/Springs Coordinator
3319 Maguire Blvd. Suite 232
Orlando, Fl. 32803
Email: Louis.Ley at

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