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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


ArcGIS includes a number of programming libraries that can be used to automate your geoprocessing scripts or develop functional applications. In addition, you can also integrate other non-GIS libraries into your projects to support ancillary tasks. While the primary focus of most ArcGIS Desktop development efforts with Python in the past has been centered on the ArcPy site package and its supporting mapping and data access modules, an increasing amount of functionality is now being delivered through the ArcGIS REST API, which can be called from Python. In this book, we'll use ArcPy, its supporting modules, the ArcGIS REST API, and some supporting libraries to build domain-specific applications using Python.