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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 the output

The final section of this chapter will focus on the creation of a visualization product that combines the maps and charts that can be created with the tools built in the previous two chapters. The ArcMap layout view will be used in combination with coding in order to automate the process of creating our final visualization product. The following steps will guide you through the creation of the final visualization product:

  1. If required, open C:\ArcGIS_Blueprint_Python\ch5\SeattleCrimes.mxd in ArcMap.

  2. The final product will have three data frames: Charts and Graphs, Maps, and Spatial Statistics Maps. Rename the default Layers data frame Charts and Graphs and leave the VehicleThefts_2014, Seattle_Neighborhood_VehicleTheft_2014, and World_Street_Map layers in the data frame.

  3. Create the Maps and Spatial Statistics Maps data frames by navigating to Insert | Data Frame from the main ArcMap menu. Rename them accordingly.

  4. Copy and paste the World_Street_Map and Seattle_Neighborhood_VehicleTheft_2014...