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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 the Census Block Group selection tool

In this step, you'll create the GeoEnrichment Python toolbar and Census Block Group Initial Selection tool. The GeoEnrichment toolbar will serve as the container for all the three tools that will be built in this chapter. The tool that will be created in this section is the Census Block Group Initial Selection tool. This tool is designed to create an initial selection set of census block groups that meet the average household income and the percentage of the population between the ages of 20-50, which is the criteria defined by the user.

The user interface for the tool will appear as shown in the following screenshot:

After creating the initial selection set of census block groups that match these criteria, the tool will then remove any census block groups that intersect the half-mile buffer zone of an existing coffee shop. Finally, the tool will copy the remaining census block group features to an output feature class. These census block groups...