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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

Creating a Web Map

In the final step in this chapter, the content that was created with the ProcessingPhotos.pyt Python toolbox will be imported to ArcGIS Online and a shareable map created. This section requires an ArcGIS Online organizational account. The steps are as follows:

  1. Open Windows Explorer and go to C:\ArcGIS_Blueprint_Python\data\Photos\StoneCreekRanch.gdb. Create a zip file containing this file geodatabase.

  2. Open a web browser and navigate to

  3. Log in to your ArcGIS Online organizational account.

  4. Select My Content.

  5. Select Add Item | From my Computer, as shown in the following image:

  6. Select the zip file that you just created which is, change Contents to File Geodatabase, and give it a Title of StoneCreekRanch. Examine the following screenshot for the details:

  7. Click on the ADD ITEM button. This will create a FeatureLayer and FeatureService. Click on the Share button on the dialog that is displayed after this process is complete. Share...