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FromWKB

Summary

Create a new geometry object from a well-known binary (WKB) string stored in a bytearray.

Syntax

FromWKB (byte_array)
ParameterExplanationData Type
byte_array

A WKB string stored in a Python bytearray.

Bytearray
Return Value
Data TypeExplanation
Geometry

FromWKB returns a geometry object (PointGeometry, Multipoint, Polyline, or Polygon) based on the input bytearray.

Code sample

FromWKB example

This example illustrates the use of converting a WKB to a geometry object.

import arcpy

fc = "c:/base/gdb.gdb/counties"

rows = arcpy.da.SearchCursor(fc, ['SHAPE@'])
studyarea = rows.next()[0]

# Create geometry to WKB
polyWKB = studyarea.WKB

# Convert WKB back to a geometry
polyGeom = arcpy.FromWKB(polyWKB)

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