Book Image

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

Chapter 5. Analyzing Crime Patterns with ArcGIS Desktop, ArcPy, and Plotly(Part 2)

In this, the second of two chapters that cover the creation of crime analysis tools in ArcGIS, we will concentrate primarily on the development of charts and graphs using a combination of ArcGIS Desktop and ArcPy along with Plotly at Plotly is an online analytics and data visualization tool for graphs, analytics, and statistics. It includes a Python library that can be integrated with GIS data to supplement maps and analysis generated with ArcGIS Desktop.

The Crime Analysis toolbox created in the last chapter will be the focus as we add several new tools. The first tool, Create Neighborhood Bar Chart, will create a bar chart of crimes by Seattle neighborhood. Next, the Create Line Plot tool will graph the number of crimes over time on a line plot. This tool can be used to find seasonal patterns of crime. Finally, we'll enhance both tools to write their output to the ArcMap layout view and update...