Using Python to Standardize GIS Project Folders: JBR's Project Builder
Track: Python for Arcgis
Authors: Nicholas Faust
JBR GIS analysts store GIS data on a central server, enabling users to share common datasets and collaborate on projects with other offices. It also poses organizational challenges. JBR used Python to create the Project Builder Tool. Using project input from GIS users, the tool creates folders, subfolders, geodatabases, map templates, tables and other standard project needs. A standard project folder format allows multiple GIS analysts to collaborate on projects and reduces confusion.