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by Alison Wood, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin
As GIS users, we often have to collect data from many sources and compile them into a single map. For just a few sources and a single map, this might be feasible. But what if you have to make a new map with updated data every day? Or every hour? Automation can save you the enormous time it would take to do that by hand, and also help to avoid the errors that can happen in repetitive tasks done by hand. In this blog entry, I’ll describe an example of automating a process to retrieve data, execute file format conversions, and update an online map; I’ll also talk a little bit about some of the tools and strategies I used that will be useful for someone else automating a similar process.