Create Coverage (Coverage)
Creates a new coverage.
The coverage can be initialized with the TIC, BND, and PRJ files copied from an existing coverage or grid.
The coordinate precision of the Output Coverage is determined by the Precision for derived coverages environment, regardless of whether the Template Coverage is specified.
To establish the location of the TICs in the Output Coverage, specify a Template Coverage or edit the Output Coverage manually. You can then use the Output Coverage as the destination (output) coverage of the Transform tool.
The name of the coverage that will be created.
An existing coverage or grid whose TIC file, boundary information (BND file), and projection information (PRJ file) will be copied to the Output Coverage.
The following stand-alone script demonstrates how to create an empty coverage.
# Name: Create_Example.py # Description: Creates an empty coverage. # Requirements: ArcInfo Workstation # Author: ESRI # Import system modules import arcpy import os # Set local variables outCover = "c:/output/emptycov" # The output workspace must exist at least as an empty directory. # Use os.makedirs if the parent directory may not exist. try: os.makedirs(os.path.dirname(outCover)) except: pass # Execute Create arcpy.Create_arc(outCover)