Python Language Support for ArcView GIS

Peter Kropf peter at
Sun Apr 9 00:00:40 CEST 2000

Just an FYI: You might want to consider moving AVPython to The entire environment is designed for 
various levels of open source development... 

Bruce Dodson wrote:
> Python Language Support for ArcView GIS (aka AVPython) is now available
> online as a free download.  I promised this several months ago but never
> managed to find a home for it (too busy) so finally I decided to just slap
> together a page for it on GeoCities:
> If you're an ArcView developer and want to be able to control COM-enabled
> programs like Excel or ArcInfo, or if you want to be able to interoperate
> with distributed systems through standards like XML and HTTP, you might want
> to give it a try.  The same goes for Python programmers who happen to be
> working with ArcView GIS (hey, there must be a few!), and want to be able to
> apply their Python skills (and use a better language) when developing
> ArcView applications.
> Python is free and open source.  I hope AVPython will eventually be the
> same, but we haven't yet settled on an acceptable open source license, so
> for now the best I can do is provide a binary that is freely
> redistributable.
> If you use AVPython on any interesting projects, or if you have any positive
> feedback or things that you'd like to change, feed my hubris: tell me about
> it!  Just take nospam out of my address, or use the one listed in the
> documentation.
> Sincerely,
> Bruce Dodson

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