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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
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Creating a user interface with wxPython

In this step, you will learn how to use wxPython to create a user interface that captures information that will be used to perform various types of queries against a parcel layer. After completing this section, you will have a user interface that allows the end user to search for parcels by the owner name, address, unique identifier, and an advanced search that allows for a combination of search terms. The final user interface will appear as shown in the following screenshot:

The interface consists of four tabs: Search by Owner, Search by Address, Search by ID, and Advanced Search. The preceding screenshot displays the Search by Owner interface that is used to search by the owner name or a portion of the owner name. All four tabs also include a grid control that displays the results of the search. When a record is selected from the grid, ArcGIS Desktop will zoom in to the extent of that feature and also open the Kendall County Appraisal District parcel...