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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 Define Potential Stores tool

Now that a tool that defines some initial areas that would be suitable for the development of a new coffee shop has been created, we want to turn our attention to refining individual locations for further analysis. The next step will be to create the Define Potential Stores tool. This tool will allow the end user to create new point locations representing potential coffee store locations. Socio-economic information will then be attached to each of these point locations along with the final tool that will be created in the last section of this chapter:

  1. Open the Python development environment for the GeoEnrichment.pyt toolbar.

  2. Duplicate the code that you have already created for the CensusBlockGroupSelection class by copying and pasting this class into the same GeoEnrichment.pyt file.

  3. Rename the duplicated CensusBlockGroupSelection class PotentialStores.

  4. Remove the code inside the getParameterInfo() and execute() methods for the new PotentialStores class...