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ArcGIS Blueprints

By : Donald Eric Pimpler, Eric Pimpler
Book Image

ArcGIS Blueprints

By: Donald Eric Pimpler, Eric Pimpler

Overview of this book

This book is an immersive guide to take your ArcGIS Desktop application development skills to the next level It starts off by providing detailed description and examples of how to create ArcGIS Desktop Python toolboxes that will serve as containers for many of the applications that you will build. We provide several practical projects that involve building a local area/community map and extracting wildfire data. You will then learn how to build tools that can access data from ArcGIS Server using the ArcGIS REST API. Furthermore, we deal with the integration of additional open source Python libraries into your applications, which will help you chart and graph advanced GUI development; read and write JSON, CSV, and XML format data sources; write outputs to Google Earth Pro, and more. Along the way, you will be introduced to advanced ArcPy Mapping and ArcPy Data Access module techniques and use data-driven Pages to automate the creation of map books. Finally, you will learn advanced techniques to work with video and social media feeds. By the end of the book, you will have your own desktop application without having spent too much time learning sophisticated theory.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
ArcGIS Blueprints
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Taking photos

For this exercise, a number of photos have been provided for you to use. They are located in the C:\ArcGIS_Blueprint_Python\ch10\photos folder. However, you can use your own photos if you'd prefer. The code for this application does require that you use an iPhone or iPad device to take the photos. If you have an Android or other device, the metadata created with the photos will be different and require that your code be altered to account for the differences.

Photos taken with the camera application on an iPhone can store geographic coordinates in the metadata associated with each photo. However, you will need to turn on Location Services. The steps to do so are provided as follows:

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.

  2. Select Privacy.

  3. You should see Location Services at the top of the Privacy dialog as seen in the screenshot here:

  4. Click Location Services, find the Camera app, and select While Using, as shown in the following image:

This will ensure that any photos taken with the...