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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

Performing Spatial Statistical Analysis

This section will cover the use of several spatial statistical tools in the analysis of crime data. Specifically, the Median Center, Directional Distribution, and Optimized Hot Spot Analysis Tools from the Spatial Statistics Tools toolbox will be used to create various analysis layers. Each of these tools is a Python Script tool, which means that you can view the code for the tool and even make changes if required. You can use the knowledge you gain in this section in the next chapter of the book as we continue to create ArcGIS tools for crime analysis.

In an earlier section, the Aggregate Crimes tool was used to aggregate burglaries by census block groups for Seattle, WA. A graduated color map was created from the resulting output. This provides some descriptive information about crimes and where they occur. In this section, we'll dig deeper to get a better understanding of the spatial characteristics of the data:

  1. If necessary, open C:\ArcGIS_Blueprint_Python...